CRONDALL WEATHER

 
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LONG TERM WEATHER AVERAGES AND RECORDS

It's all too easy to think a particular day, week or even month is abnormal.  The Met Office has the following data for the period 1971 to 2000 available for Wisley so it will be fairly representative of Crondall.

 

 

Max Temp

Min Temp

Days of
Air Frost

Sunshine

Rainfall

Days of
Rainfall
>= 1mm

Month

[deg C]

[deg C]

[days]

[hours]

[mm]

[days]

Jan

7.6

1.8

9.5

52.1

62.5

11.6

Feb

8.0

1.5

9.6

70.6

40.6

8.6

Mar

10.7

3.0

6.3

107.6

47.7

9.6

Apr

13.3

4.0

3.9

152.4

47.6

9.0

May

17.2

6.8

0.9

194.4

51.1

9.3

Jun

19.9

9.7

0.0

188.1

51.6

8.3

Jul

22.5

12.0

0.0

203.7

39.6

6.3

Aug

22.3

11.6

0.0

200.6

49.4

7.2

Sep

19.1

9.5

0.0

143.4

61.2

9.1

Oct

15.0

6.8

2.2

112.8

71.2

10.0

Nov

10.6

3.8

6.6

66.6

60.3

10.0

Dec

8.4

2.7

8.4

42.5

64.5

11.2

Year

14.6

6.1

47.4

1534.7

647.1

110.2

So maybe it's not so different after all !

But on the other hand let's not lose sight of the extreme weather records that the UK has experienced, courtesy of the  Met Office

TEMPERATURE RECORDS

Highest

38.5 C

Brogdale near Faversham (Kent), 10 August 2003

Lowest

-27.2 C

Braemar, Grampian, 10 January 1982 & 11 February 1895
Altnaharra, Highland, 30 December 1995

 

RAINFALL RECORDS

Highest 24-hour total

279 mm

Martinstown, near Dorchester, Dorset, 18 July 1955

Highest 5-min total

*32 mm

Preston, Lancashire, 10 August 1893

Highest 30-min total

80 mm

Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, 26 June 1953

Highest 60-min total

92 mm

Maidenhead, Berkshire, 12 July 1901

Highest 90-min total

117 mm

Dunsop Valley, Lancashire, 8 August 1967

Highest 120-min total

193 mm

Walsaw Dean Lodge, West Yorkshire, 19 May 1989

Highest 180-min total

178 mm

Horncastle, Lincolnshire, 7 October 1960

 

HIGHEST GUST RECORDS

Low-level site

142 mph

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, 13 February 1989

High-level site

173 mph

Cairngorm (1,245 m AMSL), 20 March 1986

 

SUNSHINE RECORDS

Highest monthly total

384 hours

Eastbourne and Hastings, Sussex, July 1911

Lowest monthly total

0 hours

Westminster, Greater London, December 1890