January 2017 finished the driest January I've recorded over the last eight years. It didn't seem a particularly dry month to me as we had lots of dull damp days when the ground never dried up even though it never actually rained much. Temperature wise it finished around average for recent Januarys at 4.7°C (40.5°F) ranking 4th coldest out of eight years. Although the month was predominantly governed by high pressure systems giving us relatively calm and settled conditions the storm with no name on the 11 January gave us a new record January wind speed of 41mph.
February has started on a milder note but with the threat of gale force winds into Friday and over the weekend. Although I always think that we usually get the coldest weather in February there are promising signs of things to come in the garden.
Our first "spring" flowers will hopefully be out over the next few days.
This blog records the local weather details near to my allotment plot in Wakefield. The details are gathered from a weather station which I set up in my garden during October 2009. Click here to read about set up.
Records of temperature, rainfall and wind speeds will be posted as recorded. A summary is posted each month on our website click here to view.
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