Wednesday 16 May 2012

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Wednesday 16 May 2012

Postby Paul Carfoot » 2012 May 16, 09:20

Wednesday 16th May 2012:

Clear overnight with a widespread ground frost. Low 0.9c, with –1.0c on the grass. After a sunny start, cumulus cloud quickly bubbled, though with continued sunny spells to observation.

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

Maximum temperature to 18:00 GMT yesterday: 11.2°C
Minimum temperature overnight: 0.9°C
24-hour maximum = 11.2°C
24-hour minimum: 0.9°C
Minimum temperature on grass: -1.0°C
Maximum wind gust: (Midnight to Midnight) 17.8 mph NW
Rainfall total: 4.0 mm

Current Conditions:

4 Oktas: Cumulus mediocris.
Visibility: about 10 miles
Temperature: 8.5°C
Wind chill 6.0°C .
Humidity: 75.5%
Dew point 4.4°C

Wind Direction: Force 3 NW
Barometer 1026 mb rising.


Variable cloud overnight with a few moderate showers continuing to squeeze through the Cheshire gap on force 3 NW wind. Low 3.4c. The day dawned cloudy with light showery rain. There have been further light showers though with sunny spells developing towards the observation. Clouds continued to build further through the morning and heavy showers broke out, a couple during the afternoon were accompanied with hail and a clap or two of thunder at this location. Cool, top temperature 11.2c briefly, but the temperature was for the most part around 8 to 10c. The evening saw the showers clear away and it quickly turned chilly.

May 2012 so far:

Mean temperature: 9.4c (-2.0c) of the local average)
Maximum temperature: 17.9 on the 10th
Minimum temperature: -0.1c on the 5th
Grass Minimum: -2.5c on the 6th
Rainfall = 31.3 mm
Wettest 24 hours = 12.6 mm on the 9th
Maximum wind gust: 26.5 mph WNW on the 11th.

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 = 280.7 mm
Wettest 24 hours, 17.2mm on the 4th Jan
Maximum wind gust: 48.6mph, NW 5th Jan
Paul Carfoot
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Joined: 2012 Feb 09, 07:27
Location: Stanton, Burton on Trent, Staffs UK.

Re: Wednesday 16 May 2012

Postby Darren Rogers » 2012 May 16, 20:51

Maulds Meaburn, Cumbria - a cool day with nW'ly prevalent.

AF at -1.2c
GF at -2.4c
Max' 10.4c
Rain of 1.7mm

30 soil 10.0c
1m soil 9.3c

Clear blues kies upto 0800hrs and then quickly built - at Obs 70% cumuls + spreading to Stratocumulus
Darren Rogers
Maulds Meaburn
Cumbria (Half way between Shap and Appleby)
Darren Rogers
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Joined: 2011 Nov 27, 20:22
Location: Cumbria - half way between Shap and Appleby in the Eden valley

Re: Wednesday 16 May 2012

Postby Richard Hunt » 2012 May 16, 21:12

16 MAY 2012 --- 2100 UTC ---

Dry, clear sky, calm and feeling cool.

Current Air Temp: 8.0c
Grass Minimum: 0.6c
Relative Humidity: 68%
Dewpoint: 2.4c
Barometric Pressure: 1024.1 mb
Pressure Trend: -0.1 mb/hr.
Cloud Cover: 0/8.
Wind Speed: 0 mph.
Wind Direction: --.
Maximum Gust: 15 mph.
Rainfall Today: 0.0mm.
Rainfall Last 24hrs: 1.7mm.
Rainfall This Month: 27.7mm.
Rainfall This Year: 227.8mm.
2012. Days with:-

Air Frost: 18
Ground Frost: 32
Snow Falling: 4
Snow Lying: 11
Sleet: 3
Ice Days: 0
Hail: 5
Thunder/Lightning: 1
Fog: 8
Gale: 3
Rain Day (>0.2mm): 28
Wet Day (>1.0mm): 33
COL Station: 25020.

Watson W-8681 AWS. Standard Stevenson Screen. Maximum and Minimum screen thermometers. Grass minimum thermometer.
5" Copper standard rain gauge. Roof mounted annemometer.
Richard Hunt
Posts: 374
Joined: 2012 Jan 27, 19:23
Location: Hornsea, East Yorkshire. 10m AMSL

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