Weather Report with Phil Thomas

Has trend been set for good summer?

Posted on July 25 2014 at 10:42:12 0 comments

Rainbow, Rowney Green

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

July started off colder than normal due to cold overnight temperatures, while daytime values were slightly above the normal.

The first week was unsettled, with most of the rainfall (9mm) falling in one day on the 6th. The second week became more settled and turned warmer.

July 2014 (to the 14th)
Mean Max   22C   0.4 above average
Mean Min   10.6C   1.6 below average
Mean       15.5C   0.6 below average
Rainfall     10.2mm   18% of average
Sunshine 76.1 hours 49% of average

June had started off cold and wet, with 38.8mm of rain over the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Overall rainfall was above the local mean with 80.9mm, 151% of the normal.

Then there was a long dry spell from the 10th to the 25th, with only one day’s rainfall on the 14th (2.6mm). Overall, another warmer than normal month.

June 2014
Mean Max   20.3C   1.3 above average
Mean Min   11.3C   1.5 above average
Mean         15.8C   1.4 above average
Rainfall   80.9mm   136% of average
Sunshine 170.3 hrs 125% of average

The general weather models seem to suggest a warmer time ahead, possibly with some thundery spells caused by the warmer days.

Rainfall levels are expected to be around the normal. As usual, trying to predict the summer months’ weather is very difficult in the UK!

Above: Rainbow over Rowney Green

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