DECEMBER 2014 - FAIRLY MILD, DRY AND SUNNY.
After a very dull start, the month was often settled and dominated by higher pressure than normal with only two deep and active depressions in the area bringing any significant wind and rain.
TEMPERATURE: 0.65 °C above average monthly mean. The temperatures throughout the month were fairly consistent with a mild spell from the 17th - 24th but a rather cool last 4 days. There were 7 air frosts.
RAINFALL: 53.6 mm, 73% of average. 17 days with rainfall and 11 with >= 1.0 mm. Most of the month was rather dry with over half of the monthly rainfall total coming from just two days with prolonged rainfall. There was no snowfall during the month.
SUNSHINE: c. 66 hours, rather above average. Despite 10 days with no sunshine recorded, including the first 4 days of the month, there were also many very sunny days.
Full monthly stats for December 2014.