JANUARY 2016 - UNSETTLED, RATHER WET, BRIEFLY COLD.
WEATHER: Generally unsettled and dominated by Atlantic low pressure systems over or near the UK; except for a more settled, drier and colder anticyclonic spell in mid-month. Becoming very windy at the end of the month.
TEMPERATURE: Mean 0.82 °C above average. A fairly mild start to the month but becoming colder with some hard frosts from the 10th to the 21st. Mild again at the month's end. 5 air frosts in total.
RAINFALL: 136.6 mm, 176% of site average. The first 11 days of January were very wet. It turned drier in midmonth with two days having a slight snowfall which settled briefly to give a slight ground covering. The last week of the month was again very wet.
SUNSHINE: 49.1 hours, a little below average. There were 8 days without any sunshine and a number of mainly dull days with just a little sunshine, but also a few sunny days with longer sunny periods in the second half of the month.
Full monthly stats for January 2016.