Monday, 1 March 2010

Dull again

Note for Sunday 28th
Much the same as yesterday as February came to an end. Not one day reached the expected average high for February. I hope that March is better.
From 2010 Weather 1
Note for Saturday 27th
Dull, damp and dreary
Another dull, cold and dreary February day. There is now just one day remaining this month for the temperature to reach the expected average maximum for the time of year. The last time this happened was the 27th January.
Note for Friday 26th
The wettest day of winter. I had thought that February might be below average for rainfall but that’s all changed now as 50% of the expected rainfall for February arrived in one day. I’m really glad it didn’t fall as snow.
Note for Thursday 25th
It was milder today but cloudy with rain or drizzle most of the day.
Note for Wednesday 24th
Out from the cold
Today started off cold with snow still on the ground.
From 2010 Weather 1
Throughout the day the temperature kept rising steadily and by mid-afternoon up to 6°C remaining around this mark for the rest of the day.
Note for Tuesday 23rd
Continuing cold
The snow which fell on Sunday morning is hanging around. Despite a thaw on Sunday a covering remains over the garden.
From 2010 Weather 1
There were some snow flurries early evening but not enough to cover the ground. With 1 week of winter temperatures remaining to be collected it looks like this winter will be the coldest for around 30 years. The coldest since the winters of 1981/82 or 1978/79.
Note for Monday 22nd
Last week of winter
I began last weeks blog with a picture of snowdrops which I expected to be in flower by now. I’m still waiting for the flowers. The garden is in freeze mode as we move from winter to spring.
From 2010 Weather 1
This week marks the end of winter meteorologically speaking as December, January and February make up the 3 winter months. It’s now time to start checking the record books to see how bad this winter has been.
I’ve added the charts below to compare our weekly temperatures this year with those of both cold and warm winters. The figures for 1980 represent an average week based on the period 1772-2009.  The figures are mean temperatures for each day.

Table produced using data from the Met Office Hadley Centre. The data covers the period 1772 to 2009


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