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Weather Report with Phil Thomas

November chill beats the records

Posted on November 29 2010 at 3:05:47 0 comments

A freezing November day looking over Alvechurch.

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

As I write this at 3.20pm on November 28 the temperature outside is -2.7C, which is a very cold daytime temperature in this part of the UK for any time of year. It reached a maximum of -2.2C today, the coldest day measured locally for more than 20 years. The previous low was in February 1991 when the maximum was -2.1C.

November started quite changeable and on the mild side of average. However, temperatures started dropping from the 23rd onwards with an air frost every night from the 23rd. The night of 27/28th recorded an air temperature minimum of –8.1C, a degree colder than the cold spell of January this year.

It was also the second coldest minimum temperature recorded in the this area for nearly 20 years, there being only one other colder night in February 1991 when it dropped to -8.3C.

It is already far colder than the previous minimum for November in this area over the past 20 years, which was –5.9C in 2005. But it has been sunnier than usual, with 113% of the expected monthly sunshine so far.

It seems that the cold weather will prevail into the first week in December and the general pattern would suggest a colder than normal December.

Figures up to November 28:

Max mean 8.7C -0.9 below average
Min mean  3.0C -0.5 below average
Mean 5.9C -0.5 below average
Rain 58.1mm 82% of monthly average
Sunshine 72.3hrs 113% of monthly average

More information at http://www.alvechurchweather.metsite.com and you can now see an improved HD weather-cam, updated at one-minute intervals, at: http://www.alvechurchweather.metsite.com/webcam_alvechurch.php

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