Monthly summary June 2009

Although the month started with three warm, dry days the next ten days were decidedly cool and wet with the 6th being the wettest day of the month with 9.7m. The coolest night was the 12th when the thermometer dropped to 4.2°C. A warm spell from 13th to 16th was followed by dry, cool days produced by northerly winds. However, summer returned on the 22nd with increasingly hot, although very humid days, and thankfully for gardeners, some useful rain on the 25th. The hottest day was the 29th at 29.5°. The total rainfall was 41.2mm being 73% of the long-term average and the mean temperature was 0.7C above the long-term average.