Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Hot and Cold Decembers

As I expected Sunday turned out to be the coldest day of the month. The highest temperature reached was 5.2°C (41.4°F) with a low of  -0.6°C (30.9°F) producing a daily average of 2.6°C (36.7°F).

It's certainly been a very mild start to December and I thought comparing the temperatures with December 2010 which was exceptionally cold might be interesting.
Blue Line Temperature for December 2010 and Red Line Temperature for December 2015
So each month began quite differently this year very mild compared to 2010 which was very cold. We seem to have arrived at a time towards the middle of the month where there isn't too much to choose between them. December 2010 had a real cold snap leading up to Christmas. The temperature plummeted down to around -10.5°C (13.1°F) and most things froze solid whether they were inside or out.
Bird Bath 13 December 2010
So far this month our bird bath has remained ice free apart from Sunday morning when it had a light covering. Back in 2010 the bird bath looked like it had been stored in the freezer for a few weeks.

Here's hoping that the mild weather continues as if nothing else it keeps the heating bills down.


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