'Cloudy' end to a sunny July 2013

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'Cloudy' end to a sunny July 2013

Postby Nick Gardner » 2013 Jul 31, 18:40

Not much sunshine during the last few days but this has not dented what has been a notably sunny July. The sunshine levels from the 5th to the 26th (22 days) were rather remarkable being 292 hours, that's 83% of the total possible and an average of 13.3 hours per day over that period.

Monthly sunshine total is likely to end up at 328 hours.

Sunshine for the year so far is 1159 hours. Compare this to last year with 1036 hours on this date.

The sunniest year I've recorded since 2006 was in 2010 (at my previous location up the valley) with 2019 hours. The period of January 2010 to July 2010 recorded 1289 hours so this year is someway behind that total.

Since recording sunshine in the Otter Valley, the average annual figure is around 1800 hours though I suspect my present location to be a little sunnier as it is nearer to the coast.
Near Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth - Devon
50:41N 3:17 W; 20 metres AMSL; Station Grade B-BAAA37
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Location: Rural riverside valley location near the village of Newton Poppleford and 2 km from the sea.

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