Friday 6 April

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Friday 6 April

Postby Paul Carfoot » 2012 Apr 06, 14:47

Friday 06th April 2012:

Clear and very cold overnight with a moderate to severe frost, low –4.0c with –7.0c on the grass. After a sunny and cold start with mist over the near by fields, low and mid level cloud increased from the north west by 07:30 GMT, the frost slowly lifting.

Today's readings for the 24 hrs up to 09:00 GMT:

Maximum temperature to 18:00 GMT yesterday: 8.8°C
Minimum temperature overnight: -4.0°C
24-hour maximum = 8.8°C
24-hour minimum: -4.0°C
Minimum temperature on grass: -7.0°C
Maximum wind gust: (Midnight to Midnight) 18.6 mph NE
Rainfall total: tr mm

Current Conditions:

6 Oktas: Stratocumulus, Cirrostratus
Visibility: 5 miles.
Temperature: 6.0°C
Wind chill 6.0°C .
Humidity: 86.2%
Snow depth = 0.0cm
Dew point 3.9°C

Wind Direction: Force 3 W
Barometer 1018 mb falling.


After a maximum temperature of just 3.6c to 18:00 hours yesterday, the temperature climbed a little through the early hours under cloudy skies to 4.0c. At observation, cloudy and dry, temperature 4.3c, this makes it the coldest 24 hour April period since April 2000 (2.9c) A cloudy, dry and cool morning followed with a brisk NE wind with the temperature around 6c. The afternoon saw a few brighter spells develop with brief spells of sunshine and the temperature climbed to 9.9c. The evening saw the sky clear with ground frost setting in quickly.

April 2012 so Far

Mean temperature: 5.7c (-2.0c) of the local average)
Maximum temperature: 14.4 on the 1st
Minimum temperature: -4.0c on the 5th
Grass Minimum: -7.0c on the 5th
Rainfall = 18.1 mm
Wettest 24 hours = 9.5 mm on the 3rd
Maximum wind gust: 30.8 mph NNE on the 4th.

2012 so far

Maximum temperature: 21.4c on the 28th March.
Minimum temperature: -8.9c on the 4th Feb
Grass Minimum: -11.2c on the 4th Feb
Rainfall = 141.8 mm
Wettest 24 hours, 17.2mm on the 4th Jan
Maximum wind gust: 48.6mph, NW 5th Jan
Paul Carfoot
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Location: Stanton, Burton on Trent, Staffs UK.

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