Weather Watch

Apr 1, 2020 | Bits & Bobs

Wisborough Green rainfall in February was 189mm (last year 68mm) and my 13 yr average 68mm.  The storms Ciara and Dennis helped it to be the wettest February in our lifetimes and provisionally the wettest since 1862. As if we didn’t know!  Rather irritating that ‘son of weathervane’ says it’s been one of the driest February’s in Philadelphia.   Surely there is no excuse to mention the word DROUGHT this summer!

For February I recorded a maximum of 15.9 C  in WG while East Malling (Kent) just pipped us at 16.0 C.   Minimum for February in WG was minus 2.5 degrees but nationwide it was minus 10.2 C  at Braemar (Aberdeenshire).  Again not many frosts – no doubt they will happen when the fruit blossom is out!   Taking the UK as a whole the mean temp was 5.1 C  which is 1.4 C above the 1981-2010 long term average .