AUGUST 2014 - COOLER, WETTER & LESS SUNSHINE THAN AVERAGE.
After a generally fine and warm first week, becoming cooler and dominated by low pressure with two spells of particularly prolonged wet weather. The 12th - 24th was however rather dry.
TEMPERATURE: 1.4 °C below average monthly mean. Some rather cool nights and fresh days in the middle of the month. Warm days very few and far between after the first week. A new site record low temperature for August of 5.8 °C on the 21st.
RAINFALL: 96.4 mm, 192% of average. 15 days with rainfall, 3 thunder days. The 8th - 10th and 25th/26th were especially wet.
SUNSHINE: c. 166 hours, well below average. Rather sunny for the first week but increasingly cloudy as the month progressed, notably dull durng some of the last week
Full monthly stats for August 2014.