First snowfall since February 2014

Brief snow showers deposited between 1 and 2cm of wet snow in the early hours which stopped just after 0800. Total precipitation was 6.5mm.
Due to bright sunshine mid-morning and reflected energy from the snow surface, the solar energy was the highest figure since the end of November 2014.

Heavy rain overnight

Much rain fell during daylight hours yesterday but the most intense was just after midnight. The total for yesterday was 13.5mm. The continuing mild weather meant a maximum of 11.1C, which is nearly 4C above the January average.

Average temperature 4C warmer than average for beginning of January

The fluctuating weather since the beginning of this month has meant that the average daytime temperature is 4C above, and the minimum is 2C above, the long-term average.
The wind strength is already rising this morning in advance of another depression. The maximum gusts for the last three days are 48mph, 38mph and 38mph with a gust of 30 mph recently.
Rainfall this month totals 40mm when the monthly average is 92mm.

Another temperature record broken

Yesterday, during the late afternoon, the air temperature continued to rise and a maximum of 14.1C was reached. This very high temperature for January broke the previous record of 13.0C which has been held held since 1998. This quite exceptional mild air was 7.5C above the long-term average for January.
The wind was very strong during the day and night and produced a peak gust of 48mph at 1728 hours.

Very mild wet spell

With another 9.1mm of rainfall in the last twenty-four hours the water meadows adjacent to the River Og have standing water for the first time this winter. The total rainfall so far this month is 36.7mm which has an average for the month of 91.9mm.
The maximum temperatures for the last two days have been 4C above the long-term average for January with 10.8C and 11.1C for the 7th and 8th January.
Yesterday saw welcome sunshine totalling 3.6 hours after 12 noon.

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