Monthly Archives: June 2018

28th June – Warmest day so far

The temperature reached 29.2°C this afternoon making it the warmest day of the year so far. Days this warm are not common here due to the proximity of the sea and the regular sea breezes that blow on most days – except today. This allowed the temperature to climb with little tempering from the nearby sea under unbroken scorching sunshine.

25th June 2018 – Another glorious summer’s day

Maximum of 26.3C here but with a lovely sea breeze blowing all day and a relatively moderate DP of around 15C, it was just about perfect.
 
Mind you though, that sun was scorching today through a deep blue sky and very little, if any thin high cloud like the past couple of days.
 
Passed 200 hours of sunshine today for June. Some might be surprised that this isn’t far off the average as many think this month has been really sunny. May could end up sunnier, though it might be close.
 
Managed to have a swim in the briny this afternoon. No wetsuit required though after an hour I had definitely cooled down. Nice to warm back up in the sunshine! Sea flat calm and crystal clear. Offshore sea temperature at 1 metre depth peaking around 18C this afternoon though it would have been a bit warmer along the beach.

Summary for May 2018

A rather beautiful month; drier, warmer and sunnier than normal. Second warmest May in my record (2006) after May 2008 (14.9C) and the sunniest. A plethora of unusually cold nights for the first half of the month dragged the mean temperature down somewhat but the mean maximum is the warmest I have recorded for May. The majority of what rainfall there was, fell on just 3 days.

Mean Max: 20.0ºC
Mean Min: 8.0ºC
Mean: 14.0ºC

High Max: 27.3ºC 28th
Low Max: 13.9ºC 1st
High Min: 15.4ºC 30th
Low Min: 0.1ºC 1st
Grass Min: -1.1ºC 1st

Days >20°C 15 Days
Days >15°C 28 Days
Nights >10°C 11 Days
Nights >5°C 20 Days

Rain Total: 33.6 mm
Rain Days >0.2 mm: 7 Days
Rain Days >1.0 mm: 6 Days
Max 24 hrs: 9.2 mm 2nd
Days without any rain: 24

Air Frost: 0 Days
Grass Frost: 1 Day 1st
Thunder Heard: 2 Days
Hail <5 mm: 0 Days
Hail >5 mm: 0 Days
Fog @ 9am: 1 Day

Total Monthly Sunshine: 268.1 Hours
Most Sunshine in a Day: 14.5 Hours 14th
Average Daily Sunshine: 8.6 Hours
Sunless Days: 1 Day 30th
Cloudless Days: 7 Days
Total Possible Sunshine: 481.1 Hours
Percentage of Total Sun: 56%
Average Sunny Interval: 22.9 mins

Ave 10 Min Wind >39 mph: 0.00 Days
Calm: 5.88 Days 19%
Mean Wind: 2.3 mph
Max Gust: 35 mph 1st

Mean Pressure: 1017.0 hPa
Max Pressure: 1027.2 hPa 17th
Min Pressure: 999.9 hPa 2nd

Max Dewpoint: 19.3ºC 26th
Min Dewpoint: -0.6ºC 1st
Mean Dewpoint: 10.0ºC

Max Humidity: 98% 2nd
Min Humidity: 33% 14th
Mean Humidity: 77%