Monday, 22 February 2010

Snowy morning with afternoon thaw

Note for Sunday 21st
We had a reasonably amount of snow in the morning. Although it remained cold the snow thawed a little in the afternoon.

It was another cold day though with temperatures well below the expected for late February. For the first 3 weeks of February our average daily temperature has been 2.7°C rather than an expected value of 6.2°C. Sundays average was minus 0.1°C the lowest since the 9th January 2010.
From 2010 Weather 1
Note for Sunday 21st (Morning)
Snowing this morning. A good covering by 09:00 and its still snowing.
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From 2010 Weather 1
Note for Saturday 20th
More sunny spells
Another day with sunny spells after a cold and frosty start to the day. At the moment we seem to be in a cold spell within a cold spell.
Our pansies are in deep freeze.
From 2010 Weather 1
Note for Friday 19th
Sunny spells
After a cold frosty start we had some pleasant sunny spells especially in the morning. It was a case of de-icing our lightly frosted bird bath again.
From 2010 Weather 1
Note for Thursday 18th
No change
Cold, cloudy and wet. Throughout February so far, daily averages temperatures have struggled to reach the expected minimum value. There seems to be no improvement over the next few days. The forecast is for sunny cold days with overnight frosts.
Note for Wednesday 17th
Foggy and cold
A disappointing cold, foggy and cloudy day after Tuesday. The temperatures struggled to get to more than 2°C by the afternoon.
The local BBC weather forecaster last night used a similar picture to the one below of Horcum Dyke on the North Yorkshire Moors to show that the snow had not completely disappeared from the tops.
From 2010 Weather 1
Note for Monday 15th
A cloudy start
A cloudy and cold start to the week with some showers mid afternoon onwards. Our snowdrops at home are almost out.
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Note for Tuesday 16th
Sunny spells
We made a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors, with visits to Whitby for lunch and Goathland in the afternoon. It was cold and misty on the tops of the moors with the remnants of snow still visible.
From 2010 Weather 1
There was some pleasant sunshine at Whitby.
From 2010 Weather 1
I’ve added the charts below to compare our weekly temperatures this year with those of both cold and warm winters. The figures for 1972 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


  1. An interesting post and great photos but I di wish it would get warmer.

  2. I wish it would warm up a bit too. Our garden is in freeze mode at the moment.

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