DECEMBER 2016 - DRIEST DECEMBER IN THESE SITE RECORDS.
WEATHER: The month was strongly dominated by anti-cyclonic conditions with high pressure often to the SE of the UK. The first week of the month was cool with some frosty nights and sunny days. The next three weeks were generally mild and dull with the occasional sunny day but with frequent drizzle and some fog. The last few days were cool with some persistent and dense fog.
TEMPERATURE: Mean 0.3 °C above average. Daytime temperatures were generally above the site average apart from the first and last few days of the month. Nighttime temperatures slightly below the site average with 6 air frosts.
RAINFALL: 11.0 mm, 15% of site average. Despite the lowest December total in the site records there were 14 days with precipitation recorded, much of this was drizzly and some from condensation from fog or melted frost. No snow fell in the month.
SUNSHINE: 57.7 hours, a little above average. The month was split evenly between fairly sunny and dull days. There were 15 days with no sunshine and 4 with 30 mins or less.
Full monthly stats for December 2016.