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2005 Yearly summary


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This page contains the monthly summaries for 2005 and links to daily readings.

2005 was a very dry year - just 60% of my yearly average precipitation from 1984 to 2005. This is by a huge margin the lowest annual rainfall I have recorded here since I started in 1984 (old record 551mm in 2003) and quite possibly the driest year in the locality since 1921. The most notable feature was that the number of rainy days was close to average, therefore the deficit is due to the lack of heavy and prolonged rainfall and thunderstorms. Even the wettest day of the year saw only 17mm whereas at least one day with well in excess of 25mm can be expected in a normal year.

In all other respects a rather average year weatherwise being 'consistent' with no extremes of heat or cold. The year as a whole was the coolest since 2001, but the summer was the 5th warmest I have recorded since 1984. The November and December period had an unusually high total of sunshine.

  2005 - SUMMARY
 TEMPERATURE
 Average Maximum 15.1
ºc 
 
 Average Minimum 7.6
ºc 
 
 Annual Mean 10.9
ºc 
 
 Highest Maximum 31.9
ºc 
(19/6)
 Lowest Minimum -4.5
ºc 
( 4/3)
 Days with Max=>25ºc 30    
 Days with Max<=5ºc 24    
 Days with Min<=0ºc 33    
       
 AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
 Lowest Wind Chill -6.5
ºc 
(28/2)
 Highest Heat Index (THW) 31.6
ºc 
(24/6)
 Highest Sun Index (THSW) 40.3
ºc 
(19/6)
        
 RAINFALL
 Yearly Total 424.7
 mm
 
 Rainy Days (=>0.2mm) 155    
 Inc wet days >=1mm) 95
 
 Dry Days 209    
 Highest Daily Total 17.0
 mm
 (30/5)
 Highest Rain Rate 146.3
 mm/hr
 (30/5)
 Snow Cover Days 1
 
 
     
     
 EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION
 Highest Daily 5.0
 mm (19/6)
 Yearly Total 517
 mm
 WIND
 Yearly Average
1.9
 mph  
 Highest Gust
37
 mph (8/1)
 Dominant
 Directions
SSW  (36%)
N  (17%)
NNW  ( 8%)
SE  ( 8%)
     
     
 SUNSHINE
 Sunniest Day
>15
 hrs (19/6)
 Maximum Solar Rad.
1228
 w/m² (6/7)
 Tot Solar Energy
66544
 Langleys
 DEWPOINT
 Average at 14.00h 6.9 ºc
 Highest Reading 18.9 ºc   (28/7)
 Lowest Reading -8.3 ºc   (17/12)
 RELATIVE HUMIDITY
 Average at 14.00h 65 %
 Lowest Reading 23 % (21/4)
 Yearly Average 76 %
 BAROMETER
 Yearly Mean 1016.9  hPa  
 Highest Reading 1041.5  hPa (10/12)
 Lowest Reading 977.9  hPa ( 2/12)


YEAR 2005 - MONTHLY SUMMARY
Click on month
name for daily stats
Monthly Ave Temperature ºc
Monthly Low / High ºc
Monthly Rainfall
Wind (mph)
Min Max Mean Min Max Total
(mm)
Wet
Days
Ave Speed / Dir High
Gust
January  
4.7 8.9 6.6 -1.3 12.7 24.4 14 3.7 / SSW 37
February  
2.3 7.2 4.3 -4.2 12.9 20.3 14 2.5 / N      30
March  
4.4 11.2 7.3 -4.5 20.9 32.5 11 1.9 / SSW 27
April  
5.6 14.7 9.6 -1.1 23.6 43.2 16 1.8 / SSW 25
May  
7.9 16.9 12.0 1.8 30.9 36.5 11 2.3 / SSW 26
June  
11.8 22.3 16.6 5.1 31.9 6.5 11 1.6 / SSW 24
July  
13.6 22.5 17.5 9.6 30.4 54.4 12 1.6 / SSW 22
August  
11.8 22.2 16.6 8.4 30.7 51.1 10 1.2 / SSW 19
September  
11.7 20.9 15.6 6.7 28.9 24.6 11 1.4 / SSW 19
October  
10.7 17.3 13.5 3.5 22.3 58.0 16 1.4 / SSW 28
November  
3.4
9.9
6.3
-4.3
16.4
38.3
15
2.0 / SSW
31
December  
2.6
7.1
4.6
-3.3
11.9
34.3
14
1.6 / SSW
26
Year  
7.6
15.1
10.9
-4.5
31.9
424.7
155
1.9 / SSW
37

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