AUGUST 2016 - WARM AND DRY, FAIRLY SUNNY.
WEATHER: Mainly anticyclonic bringly settled weather for most of the month. Unsettled weather was confined to two short spells at the start and middle of the month, the airflow was very humid at times.
TEMPERATURE: Mean 1.00 °C above average. The month started on a cool note but quickly became much warmer, and especially so in the last 10 days. The 23rd to 27th was very hot with warm nights too.
RAINFALL: 35.6 mm, 67% of site average. Most of the month's rainfall fell in two brief spells, on the 1st - 4th and the 19th & 20th. The 5th to 18th was completely dry. There were no overhead thunderstorms this month.
SUNSHINE: 202.4 hours, near average. A cloudy start to the month but after the 5th most days with a few exceptions were rather sunny. This is the first August in 11 years of site sunshine records to reach the average total for August.
Full monthly stats for August 2016.