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AUGUST 2009 daily and monthly summary

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AUGUST 2009
September

1st - 7th
1st, LP 991 hPa W of Hebrides, cold front N to S across England, moderate to light rain late pm into evening. 3rd, LP 981 hPa S of Iceland / W of Ireland, HP 1018 hPa W of Denmark. 4th, dull with a trace of rain from drizzle, sunny from evening. 5th and 6th, cold front lies N to S across England giving sharp temperature differences to E and W. Rain from 21h on the 6th to 1.30h on 7th with some further drizzle on a very dull day which brightened only at early evening.
8th - 14th
8th & 9th, mixture of sunny periods and cloudy spells. 10th, LP 1009 hPa Southern Scotland, warm front passes during the day bringing low cloud but only a trace of rain from some light drizzle. 11th, LP 1006 hPa W of Southern Norway, HP 1030 hPa Azores, cold front crosses S England. 12th rather dull, daytime, sunshine evening. 13th, light rain 4.30 to 7.30am from cold front, sunnier pm. 14th, sunny intervals but mainly cloudy.
15th - 24th
LP 993 hPa NE of Scotland and S Norway, HP 1021 hPa ridging from Azores. Cloudy start on 15th giving way to sunny periods later. 16th - 20th Mixture of cloudy and sunny periods except 19th very sunny. 21st: LP 972 hPa NE of Iceland, LP 1015 hPa NE of Azores, HP 1029 hPa Baltic states, series of troughs crossing the UK giving two rain showers pm. 23rd: LP 977 hPa SSW of Iceland, HP 1026 hPa Northern Germany.
25th - 31st
25th, LP 991 hPa NW of Outer Hebrides, HP 1016 hPa Biscay, two light rain showers pm. 26th, ex Hurricane Bill LP 993 hPa near Inner Hebrides, light rain showers mid-morning and evening. 27th, rather cloudy and becoming rather windy. 28th, LP 986 hPa near NE Scotland, trough brings heavy but short rain showers pm, one briefly with hail. 29th - 31st much cloud but also sunny periods especially 31st.

AUGUST 2008 MONTHLY SUMMARY
ACTUAL TEMPERATURE
 AVERAGE
 Daily Maximum
23.2
 ºC ( +0.9C )*
 Daily Minimum
13.4
 ºC ( +0.5C )*
 Daily Mean
17.78
 ºC ( +0.5C )*
 EXTREMES
 High Maximum
30.1
 ºC (   6th )
 Low Minimum
8.7
 ºC ( 30th )
 Low Maximum
18.7
 ºC ( 30th )
 High Minimum
16.7
 ºC ( 6th )
 
   
 Days with max => 25 °C
7
  ( ±0 )*
 Days with max in range 20 - 25 °C
21
  ( +4 )*
 Days with max < 20 °C
3
  ( -4 )*
 
PRECIPITATION
 Monthly Total
22.1
 mm ( 43% )*
 Days with measurable precip
8
 Days ( -3 )*
   ...of which, days with >= 1.0 mm
6
 Days ( -2 )*
   ...and days with hail observed
1
 Days  
 Days with Thunder
0
 Days  
 
   
 RAIN RATE & EXTREMES
 High Rain Rate
22.4
 mm/hr ( 28th )
 High Rain Total in 1 day
6.6
 mm (   6th )
 High Rain Total in 1 hour
3.6
 mm ( 6th, 23.20h)
 EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION
 Total for month
88.6
 mm  
 High Total for 1 day
4.0
 mm ( 23rd )
APPARENT TEMPERATURE
 Low Wind Chill
8.7
 ºC ( 30th )
 DAVIS HEAT INDICES THW & THSW
 Low Temp/Hum/Wind Index
8.6
 ºC ( 30th )
 High Temp/Hum/Wind Index
29.8
 ºC ( 3rd )
 High Temp/Hum/Sun/Wind Index
36.1
 ºC ( 6th )
 
DEWPOINT & HUMIDITY
 High Dewpoint
17.1
 ºC (   6th )
 Low Dewpoint
3.9
 ºC ( 22nd )
 Average Dewpoint at 14h
11.8
 ºC  
 Low Relative Humidity
28
 % (  31st )
 Average RH at 14h
54
 %  
WIND SPEED & DIRECTION
 Monthly Average
1.8
 mph  
 Windiest day (Average)
4.1
 mph ( 28th )
 Highest Gust
22
 mph ( 20th & 28th)
 Dominant Direction
SW
 ( 45% )
 
BAROMETER
 Monthly Mean
1015.2
 hPa  
 High Barometer
1023.3
 hPa ( 22nd  )
 Low Barometer
1003.7
 hPa ( 24th )
SUNSHINE
 Max Sensor Exposure to direct sun
9.0
 hours/day (14-15 possible)
 Calculated Monthly Sunshine Hours
144.4
 hours  
 Estimated Actual Hours (approx)
185.0
 hours  
 Sunniest Day Measured
8.8
 hours ( 19th & 23rd)
 Days with no sunshine
0
 Days  
 
FOG
 Number of Days with Fog
0
 Days  
NEW RECORDS SET THIS MONTH
 
‡ SUN: Sunshine hours are calculated approximately and solely from solar radiation readings, but note that the solar sensor's exposure to sunshine is limited. The sensor receives only up to 70% of total possible sunshine exposure this month due to obstruction. There is no allowance for sunshine by visual observation only, so the sunniest day figures above can be very significantly less than the actual daily sunshine duration.
THW = Shaded Heat Index calculated with cooling/warming effect of wind and humidity to give an apparent temperature.
THSW = Unshaded Heat Index calculated with cooling/warming effect of wind, humidity and full direct sunshine to give an apparent temperature.
EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION is drying effect due to sun and wind, and is equivalent to "negative rainfall"


   DAILY STATS AUGUST 2009
 
TEMPERATURE ºc
HUMIDITY
SUN ‡
PRESSURE
RAINFALL
WIND SPEED
DIRECTION
 WEATHER
 NOTES
DATE
Low
(21-09h)
High
(09-21h)
Temp at 14.00z
RH %
at 14.00z
Dewpoint ºc
at 14.00z
Bright
sun hrs
hPa   †
at 14.00z
Day Total
(mm)
Average
(mph)
Max Gust
(mph)
Dominant
(Compass)
 Precipitation
 type etc ‡
                       
1st
14.8 20.8 18.7 76 14.4 0.2 1007.1 FS 5.6 1.2 13 SW  Rain pm
2nd
11.5 21.4 20.9 42 7.5 5.7 1012.4 RS 0.0 1.7 14 SW  Sunny periods
3rd
9.8 22.2 22.0 46 9.8 7.7 1015.1 ST 0.0 1.4 16 SW  Sunny
4th
15.6 22.7 19.8 70 14.2 1.7 1016.5 ST 0.0 1.6 18 SW  Cloudy
5th
14.6 28.7 27.8 42 13.7 5.7 1016.5 ST 0.0 1.0 16 SW  Sunny periods
6th
16.7 30.1 29.1 35 12.1 4.3 1016.0 FS 6.6 0.8 11 N  Rain eve/night
7th
16.4 19.5 17.8 88 15.8 0.5 1019.3 RS 1.8 0.3 6 N  Rain am
8th
12.3 25.8 23.8 44 10.8 4.3 1019.3 FS 0.0 0.5 10 SE  Sunny spells
9th
13.5 25.8 23.6 45 10.9 5.7 1017.8 FS 0.0 0.6 11 SE  Sunny periods
10th
12.8 22.7 19.4 67 13.2 1.7 1014.2 FS 0.0 2.3 20 SW  Cloudy
11th
16.2 24.8 24.4 49 13.0 6.3 1020.2 FS 0.0 1.3 14 N  Sunny
12th
15.6 22.9 21.5 69 15.6 1.5 1018.0 FS 0.0 1.7 14 SSW  Cloudy, dull
13th
15.2 23.9 22.7 53 12.6 3.3 1017.4 ST 2.8 0.8 10 N  Rain am
14th
14.3 20.6 20.6 68 14.4 2.7 1016.7 FS 0.0 2.0 14 SW  Cloudy
15th
14.8 22.2 21.8 65 14.9 4.3 1012.8 FS 0.0 3.3 20 SW  Sunny pm
16th
14.9 24.2 23.9 48 12.3 7.5 1014.2 FS 0.0 1.9 17 SW  Sunny
17th
13.5 23.2 21.9 51 11.3 5.5 1015.3 RS 0.0 1.4 12 SSW  Sunny periods
18th
12.3 23.8 23.6 47 11.6 7.7 1018.1 FS 0.0 1.5 13 SW  Sunny
19th
11.3 29.2 28.9 38 13.1 8.8 1014.7 FS 0.0 1.3 13 SW  Sunny
20th
14.2 22.4 20.8 55 11.5 5.0 1013.3 R 0.0 3.3 22 SW  Sunny pm
21st
12.0 20.9 20.0 46 8.0 5.0 1019.2 ST 1.0 2.4 20 SW  SHRA
22nd
8.8 22.9 22.4 43 9.2 5.7 1021.8 FS 0.0 0.9 12 SW  Sunny pm
23rd
13.2 27.7 27.3 33 9.6 8.8 1013.0 F 0.0 1.4 16 SW  Sunny
24th
12.7 23.4 22.9 55 13.4 3.3 1003.9 FS 0.0 1.9 17 SW  Cloudy
25th
10.8 20.8 17.8 68 11.8 5.8 1009.4 RS 0.5 2.4 17 SW  SHRA pm
26th
13.7 22.0 20.2 62 12.7 3.5 1010.1 ST 0.8 3.0 19 SW  SHRA
27th
15.6 20.7 20.1 60 12.1 1.8 1012.4 FS 0.0 3.7 20 SW  Cloudy
28th
11.9 19.1 16.2 68 10.3 5.7 1011.5 ST 3.0 4.1 22 SW  SHRA+ pm
29th
10.1 20.1 19.4 39 5.1 5.8 1020.2 FS 0.0 2.2 16 SSW  Sunny pm
30th
8.7 18.7 18.2 63 11.0 2.2 1017.7 FS 0.0 2.4 21 SW  Cloudy
31st
16.2 25.8 25.1 35 8.6 6.7 1009.5 F 0.0 2.1 14 SW  Sunny pm
                         
‡ SUN: Sunshine hours are calculated approximately and solely from solar radiation readings, but note that the solar sensor's exposure to sunshine is rather limited. The sensor receives approx 65% of total possible sunshine exposure this month, and there is no allowance for sunshine by visual observation only, so the figures above can be very significantly less than the actual daily sunshine duration.
† Barometer trend (previous 3 hours) : F = falling, ST = steady, R = rising; Q = quickly, S = slowly
Weather Notes can use METAR codes: SHRA = rain showers; '+' = heavy;