July 2013

I dedicate July 2013 to my dear friend Dave Joyce, who took his own life during this most beautiful of summer months. He had been suffering from anxiety and depression for some time and despite much help from friends, family and most of all his sister Alison, Dave must have felt that he could not carry on. The photograph above shows Dave walking along the pebbly beach at Branscombe, heading towards the dramatic Hooken Cliffs. I took this photograph in June 2013 whilst he spent a week with us here in Devon. It seems, that even in such a beautiful, peaceful place, Dave could not find happiness.

A predominantly warm and very sunny month though a little more unsettled in the final week.
Summary for  July 2013
Mean Max: 24.9C (+4.0C)
Mean Min: 12.8C (-0.3C)
Mean: 18.9C (+1.9C)
     
High Max: 30.5C 13th
Low Max: 15.6C 2nd 
High Min: 16.6C 23rd 
Low Min: 7.2C 12th
Mean Grass Min: 11.4C  
Grass Min: 6.1C 10th
     
Rain Total (gauge): 28.2 mm (57%)
Rain Total (tipping bucket): 28.6 mm (58%)
Rain Days >0.2 mm: 6 Days  
Rain Days >1.0 mm: 6 Days  
Max 24 hrs: 10.3 mm 25th
Days without any rain: 25  
     
Air Frost: 0 Days  
Grass Frost: 0 Days  
Snow Falling: 0 Days  
Snow (50%) @ 9am: 0 Days  
Ice Days: 0 Days  
Thunder Heard: 4 Days  
Hail <5 mm: 0 Days  
Hail >5 mm: 0 Days  
Fog @ 9am: 3 Days  
     
Total Monthly Sunshine: 328.2 Hours (158%)
Most Sunshine in a Day: 15.4 Hours 5th
Average Daily Sunshine: 10.6 Hours  
Sunless Days: 1 Day  2nd
Cloudless Days: 18 Days  
Total Possible Sunshine: 494.7 Hours  
Percentage of Total Sun: 66%  
Maximum UV Index: 7.4 28th
Time of Max UV:   14:15
     
Mean Soil Temp @ 30 cm: 19.9C  
Min Soil Temp @ 30 cm: 17.9C 4th
Max Soil Temp @ 30 cm: 21.4C 22nd 
Mean Soil Temp @ 100 cm: 17.9C  
Min Soil Temp @ 100 cm: 16.0C 1st
Max Soil Temp @ 100 cm: 19.1C 26th
     
Ave 10 Min Wind >39 mph: 0.01 Days  
N: 7.87 Days  
NE: 1.59 Days  
E: 1.63 Days  
SE: 1.85 Days  
S: 10.48 Days  
SW: 2.97 Days  
W: 0.54 Days  
NW: 2.58 Days  
Calm: 1.49 Days  
Wind Chill Low: 6.9C 12th
Mean Wind: 2.4 mph  
Max Gust: 26 mph 28th
  31.00 Days  
Mean Cloud Cover: 58%  
Mean RH @ 9am: 89%  
Rain >0.1mm/hour: 16.5 Hours  
Frost Duration: 0.0 Hours  
Air Frost in a Day: 0.0 Hours 1st
     
Mean Sea Temperature: 17.7C (+0.4C)
Normal for Month: 17.3C  
Max Sea Temperature: 19.8C 18th
Min Sea Temperature: 14.5C 2nd 
     
Mean Pressure @ 9am: 1020.1 hPa (+5.5 hPa)
Mean Pressure: 1019.6 hPa (+5.0 hPa)
Max Pressure: 1032.3 hPa 8th
Min Pressure: 1003.7 hPa 3rd 
Max Change in 24 hours: 12.7 hPa 3rd 
     
Radiation Daily Mean: 22.55 MJ/m  
Max Daily Value: 30.13 MJ/m 6th
Min Daily Value: 5.50 MJ/m 2nd 
Number of Days with Data: 31 Days  
1-Hour Maximum: 1074 W/m 4th
Starting Time of the Hour:   14:00
     
Max Dewpoint: 19.8C 14th
Min Dewpoint: 6.2C 12th
Mean Dewpoint: 14.2C  
     
Max Humidity: 99% 13th
Min Humidity: 27% 9th
Mean Humidity: 77%  
Weather Data for Otter Valley, Devon. July 2013
  Temp oC Grass Hum (%) Soil oC DP (oC) Wind (mph) Rain Air (hPa) W/m UV Sun Frost Calm Wind Sea Observations
  Min Max Min Min Max 30 100 Min Max Max Ave Run mm Min Max Max Max Hours Hours Hours Chill Temp
1 12.6 22.8 10.7 51 87 18.5 16.0 9.7 13.3 14 2.7 64 0.0 1016 1021 1014 6.7 10.2 0.0 1.3 12.2 15.1 Sunny intervals all day
2 10.1 15.6 8.4 68 97 18.7 16.3 8.7 13.7 18 3.7 89 0.0 1005 1017 326 2.7 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.6 14.5 Cloudy all day
3 14.1 19.8 13.1 66 97 18.0 16.5 12.3 14.1 15 3.0 72 1.9 1004 1016 709 6.6 3.6 0.0 1.5 13.8 14.6 Sunny intervals all day
4 15.1 24.2 9.4 53 95 17.9 16.5 11.5 17.8 14 2.7 65 0.0 1016 1024 1074 7.1 7.8 0.0 4.8 14.9 15.0 Cloudy am, sunny pm
5 9.6 23.9 7.9 56 97 18.3 16.5 8.2 15.1 12 2.3 55 0.0 1024 1029 953 6.8 15.4 0.0 7.5 9.3 16.8 Sunny all day
6 9.4 23.6 9.4 54 97 18.5 16.5 8.0 15.7 13 2.7 66 0.0 1028 1029 945 6.8 15.3 0.0 8.0 9.1 17.2 Sunny all day
7 10.6 28.5 10.9 49 98 19.0 16.7 9.5 18.2 12 1.7 41 0.0 1029 1031 905 6.3 12.6 0.0 1.3 10.3 18.8 Sunny intervals all day
8 12.2 29.1 8.9 46 98 19.3 16.8 11.4 17.9 14 1.6 39 0.0 1030 1032 914 6.8 15.3 0.0 5.8 12.0 19.0 Sunny all day
9 14.2 29.6 8.9 27 96 19.7 17.1 7.4 15.0 14 1.7 41 0.0 1025 1030 939 7.0 15.3 0.0 6.3 13.7 19.1 Sunny all day
10 10.1 28.7 6.1 45 94 19.7 17.4 8.5 17.2 11 1.7 42 0.0 1023 1026 917 7.1 13.7 0.0 2.8 9.7 18.1 Sunny all day
11 11.6 20.6 8.4 61 91 19.5 17.5 9.0 15.0 14 2.8 67 0.0 1024 1026 946 6.3 13.1 0.0 4.8 11.3 17.2 Sunny all day
12 7.2 21.9 10.7 67 98 19.6 17.5 6.2 15.7 14 2.9 69 0.0 1024 1026 909 6.2 12.6 0.0 11.0 6.9 17.3 Sunny all day
13 10.1 30.5 12.4 48 99 20.1 17.6 8.8 19.4 13 2.0 48 0.0 1024 1025 889 6.2 15.1 0.0 11.0 9.6 17.4 Sunny all day
14 12.6 29.8 10.3 41 97 20.3 17.7 11.3 19.8 13 2.4 58 0.0 1023 1025 919 6.5 15.1 0.0 5.0 12.4 18.3 Sunny all day
15 15.3 27.2 9.3 51 95 20.6 18.0 13.5 18.5 13 2.2 53 0.0 1023 1025 900 6.5 12.3 0.0 3.0 15.0 18.5 Sunny all day
16 12.2 27.9 15.5 57 96 19.9 17.7 11.0 19.0 13 2.8 68 0.0 1023 1024 958 6.3 12.9 0.0 2.5 11.9 19.6 Sunny all day
17 10.9 28.7 12.1 47 97 20.4 18.0 9.8 18.2 13 2.4 57 0.0 1023 1025 890 5.7 15.1 0.0 3.5 10.6 19.7 Sunny all day
18 13.5 28.8 10.6 46 96 20.6 18.2 12.3 17.4 13 2.1 51 0.0 1024 1026 841 5.3 15.1 0.0 4.3 13.4 19.8 Sunny all day
19 12.2 29.5 12.9 43 97 20.8 18.3 11.1 17.6 11 1.2 29 0.0 1022 1026 905 6.2 15.0 0.0 7.0 11.8 19.7 Sunny all day
20 14.7 27.0 12.0 55 91 21.0 18.5 12.9 17.6 15 1.3 33 0.0 1020 1023 1034 6.4 14.9 0.0 6.8 14.6 17.2 Sunny all day
21 15.8 26.3 14.0 60 93 21.3 18.7 13.2 18.4 11 1.1 26 0.0 1016 1021 827 5.4 12.6 0.0 7.0 15.4 17.8 Sunny all day
22 15.6 26.9 15.3 63 98 21.4 18.8 14.4 19.6 15 2.5 59 0.0 1014 1017 882 6.0 12.9 0.0 6.3 15.3 18.1 Sunny all day
23 16.6 24.6 14.0 65 97 21.4 18.9 14.1 18.6 17 3.0 73 0.0 1013 1015 919 6.2 10.3 0.0 7.8 16.2 17.7 Misty early am then sunny
24 16.1 23.4 14.1 73 97 21.2 19.0 13.8 18.2 15 2.8 61 0.0 1013 1015 1001 6.9 6.0 0.0 2.5 15.6 18.2 Sunny intervals all day
25 16.4 24.3 9.6 66 98 20.9 19.0 15.6 19.8 19 3.5 84 10.3 1011 1014 997 6.7 9.1 0.0 1.8 16.2 18.0 Sunny intervals all day
26 10.9 23.9 10.5 58 99 20.8 19.1 10.0 17.6 15 2.0 49 0.0 1012 1014 926 6.4 12.4 0.0 11.5 10.6 17.4 Sunny all day
27 12.2 20.0 9.8 77 98 20.1 19.1 11.3 16.9 6 0.5 12 5.3 1005 1012 309 3.6 1.2 0.0 15.3 12.0 17.8 Sunny ints, thunder pm
28 11.6 21.2 11.7 76 99 20.1 19.0 10.8 17.4 26 4.0 97 2.6 1005 1007 937 7.4 5.2 0.0 9.3 11.1 17.4 Sunny ints, showers pm
29 14.2 22.6 11.1 66 99 19.9 19.0 13.4 17.7 23 5.2 125 2.4 1005 1014 924 6.6 6.4 0.0 2.3 13.9 17.6 Showers evening
30 13.1 21.3 15.4 72 98 19.9 19.0 12.1 18.4 12 1.7 40 6.0 1012 1016 470 5.0 1.3 0.0 10.3 12.8 18.7 Rain am, sunny ints pm
31 15.8 20.3 19.5 77 97 19.9 18.9 14.3 18.7 18 3.5 84 0.0 1014 1016 328 2.5 0.3 0.0 4.3 15.5 17.8 Sunny ints am, cloudy pm
12.8 24.9 11.4 58 96 20 17.9 11.1 17.3 14 2.4 1813 28.6 1018 1022 852 6.1 328 0.0 181 12.5 17.7  
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