Wednesday 8th August, 2012

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Wednesday 8th August, 2012

Postby Martin Rowley » 2012 Aug 08, 18:05

... Dew points here in southeast Dorset have been stuck around 17 or 18 degC all day. The cloud in the warm air broke up for a time mid-afternoon, but convective infill promptly lost us the sunshine. Am hoping the next few days will redress the 'sunshine' balance or we're going to have another dull summer month.
(This posted mainly to see if everyone's gone to sleep! The last posting I have on this forum is 5th August at 1518.)

Martin Rowley
West Moors, East Dorset [ altitude: 17 m/56' ]
NGR SU 082 023: postcode BH22 0GB
50deg49min15secN, 01deg53min03secW
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Re: Wednesday 8th August, 2012

Postby Richard Hunt » 2012 Aug 08, 20:39

Nope, no-ones asleep, but it has gone quite I agree.

So i'll pop my latest observation on too.

08 AUGUST 2012 --- 2020 UTC ---

Sunny most of the day after a clear night.
Calm, dry and mild at observation.

Current Air Temp: 16.3°c
Wet Bulb Temp: 15.1°c
Grass Minimum: 8.7°c
Relative Humidity: 85%
Dewpoint: 13.7°c
Barometric Pressure: 1025.5 mb
Cloud Cover: 5/8.
Wind Speed: 2 Knots.
Maximum Gust: 14 Knots.
Visibility: Good.
Rainfall Today: 0.0mm.
Rainfall Last 24hrs: 0.0mm.
2012. Days with:-

Air Frost: 18
Ground Frost: 32
Snow Falling: 4
Snow Lying: 11
Sleet: 3
Ice Days: 0
Hail: 6
Thunder/Lightning: 10
Fog: 13
Gale: 3
Rain Day (>0.2mm): 40
Wet Day (>1.0mm): 58
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.
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Re: Wednesday 8th August, 2012

Postby Graham Easterling » 2012 Aug 09, 11:01

Very similar here Martin. Low cloud broke to give some very muggy sunshine around noon when the temperature reached 20.9C, then convective cloud spread out to make it a generally cloudy, though bright, afternoon.

8 consecutive days with over 12 hours of sunshine (3 > 15 hours) helped push the July sunshine total to 208.4 hours at nearby Morvah (5 miles away on the north coast moorland) which was 106% of normal. Remarkable after such a dull 1st half.

Penzance Weather Station
Grid Ref:
SW464231 - Post Code: TR18 4TP
19m AMSL - Aspect SSE
In a SE - NW orientated valley

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