2012 Weather

This is the first year for the Combe Raleigh Weather Station, so will be quite informative as to the climate and how it differs to the old location in Ottery. It will also give a good indication as to the suitability of the sensor locations with comparison to the EGTE METAR and Dunkerswell Reports via CWOP. 

2012 Weather Report


January 2012

A very mild month with some significant rain on some days. Temperatures well above predicted average and very little frost. The last couple of days of the month were colder as winter weather came in for February.

The station is currently running without the 1-wire suite of sensors until we deploy them later in March or the Geiger Counter due to a fault.


Statistics

 Average temperature     = 6.5°C
 Average humidity        = 91%
 Average dewpoint        = 5.1°C
 Average barometer       = 1022.5 mb
 Average windspeed       = 1.2 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 2.9 mph
 Average direction       = 284° (WNW)
 Rainfall for month      = 65.8 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 65.8 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 1.2 mm on day 03 at time 10:31
 Maximum temperature     = 12.7°C on day 18 at time 13:24
 Minimum temperature     = -2.2°C on day 29 at time 01:09
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 25 at time 18:18
 Minimum humidity        = 66% on day 26 at time 14:15
 Maximum dewpoint        = 11.9°C on day 18 at time 13:23
 Minimum dewpoint        = -2.6°C on day 29 at time 0:51
 Maximum pressure        = 1036.2 mb on day 11 at time 10:00
 Minimum pressure        = 997.2 mb on day 03 at time 10:09
 Maximum windspeed       = 12.7 mph from 338°(NNW) on day 03 at time 10:35
 Maximum gust speed      = 33.4 mph from 293°(WNW) on day 05 at time 10:26
 Maximum heat index      = 12.7°C on day 18 at time 13:24
 Avg daily max temp :9.4°C
 Avg daily min temp :3.1°C
 Growing degrees days :0.0 GDD
 Total windrun = 881.6miles

 Sunshine hours month to date= 33.7 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 33.7 hrs
 
 Frost days= 7

Daily Rain

  03.2 mm  on day 1
  03.8 mm  on day 2
  13.6 mm  on day 3
  02.4 mm  on day 4
  06.0 mm  on day 5
  00.4 mm  on day 6
  01.6 mm  on day 7
  01.8 mm  on day 10
  01.0 mm  on day 12
  00.2 mm  on day 13
  00.2 mm  on day 14
  00.2 mm  on day 17
  00.8 mm  on day 18
  01.8 mm  on day 19
  00.4 mm  on day 20
  01.2 mm  on day 21
  00.4 mm  on day 23
  05.6 mm  on day 24
  07.8 mm  on day 25
  02.6 mm  on day 26
  01.0 mm  on day 27
  04.2 mm  on day 29
  05.6 mm  on day 30

 


February 2012

Much colder in February, with a low temp of -7.8C. No snow accumulation though, just a few flakes seen to fall !! A Dry month however, with the rest of the country now in drought warning this could forsee a problematic summer if we have another few dry months.

Station is slowly being built back up with the 1-wire sensors ready for deployment and the Blitzotung being set-up too. Ceiliometer will be back sometime in the summer along with the Geiger Counter and AirQ.


Statistics

 Average temperature     = 4.8°C
 Average humidity        = 89%
 Average dewpoint        = 3.1°C
 Average barometer       = 1030.8 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.9 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 2.1 mph
 Average direction       = 335° (NNW)
 Rainfall for month      = 22.2 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 88.0 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 0.2 mm on day 22 at time 23:14
 Maximum temperature     = 13.9°C on day 29 at time 13:08
 Minimum temperature     = -7.8°C on day 04 at time 01:46
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 27 at time 09:43
 Minimum humidity        = 60% on day 02 at time 15:21
 Maximum dewpoint        = 11.7°C on day 23 at time 11:40
 Minimum dewpoint        = -8.6°C on day 04 at time 1:46
 Maximum pressure        = 1042.9 mb on day 08 at time 00:44
 Minimum pressure        = 1009.7 mb on day 18 at time 14:19
 Maximum windspeed       = 8.1 mph from 248°(WSW) on day 22 at time 10:35
 Maximum gust speed      = 20.7 mph from 360°( N ) on day 05 at time 00:49
 Maximum heat index      = 13.9°C on day 29 at time 13:08
 Avg daily max temp :8.3°C
 Avg daily min temp :1.3°C
 Growing degrees days :0.0 GDD
 Total windrun = 609.9miles

 Sunshine hours month to date= 52.9 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 86.6 hrs

 Frost days= 12

Daily Rain

  06.4 mm  on day 4
  00.4 mm  on day 6
  02.2 mm  on day 9
  06.2 mm  on day 10
  00.4 mm  on day 12
  00.2 mm  on day 13
  03.0 mm  on day 18
  00.2 mm  on day 19
  00.2 mm  on day 20
  02.6 mm  on day 22
  00.2 mm  on day 26
  00.2 mm  on day 27


 

March 2012

A very dry month once again, with some high temperatures, way above the seasonal average however at the end of the month the temperatures dropped back with frost again ! Hosepipe bans have started in the South-east although not predicted for the south west at this time.


Statistics

 Average temperature     = 8.3°C
 Average humidity        = 85%
 Average dewpoint        = 5.6°C
 Average barometer       = 1028.1 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.7 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 1.8 mph
 Average direction       = 23° (NNE)
 Rainfall for month      = 22.2 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 110.2 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 0.2 mm on day 04 at time 09:47
 Maximum temperature     = 20.8°C on day 28 at time 14:47
 Minimum temperature     = -2.9°C on day 19 at time 06:27
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 24 at time 03:39
 Minimum humidity        = 30% on day 28 at time 17:16
 Maximum dewpoint        = 12.2°C on day 30 at time 14:22
 Minimum dewpoint        = -3.4°C on day 19 at time 6:27
 Maximum pressure        = 1039.6 mb on day 10 at time 20:31
 Minimum pressure        = 1010.2 mb on day 17 at time 16:55
 Maximum windspeed       = 9.2 mph from 315°( NW) on day 07 at time 17:01
 Maximum gust speed      = 20.7 mph from 315°( NW) on day 07 at time 11:59
 Maximum heat index      = 25.3°C on day 26 at time 15:03
 Avg daily max temp :14.1°C
 Avg daily min temp :3.1°C
 Growing degrees days :63.0 GDD
 Total windrun = 527.5miles

 Sunshine hours month to date= 130.3 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 216.9 hrs

 Frost days= 3

Daily Rain

  00.2 mm  on day 2
  01.6 mm  on day 3
  12.2 mm  on day 4
  00.2 mm  on day 6
  01.4 mm  on day 7
  00.4 mm  on day 10
  00.2 mm  on day 12
  00.2 mm  on day 13
  00.2 mm  on day 15
  05.2 mm  on day 17
  00.4 mm  on day 18


April 2012

April was wet, very wet indeed. A large part of the month was showery rain, followed by more persistent rain periods. The well filled after 110mm of rain, so we now know the top up values for that ! Temperatures were not extreamly cold bud did dip during the month to below zero resulting in an unusual frost. By the end of the month, rain was still in control.


Statistics

 Average temperature     = 7.3°C
 Average humidity        = 86%
 Average dewpoint        = 5.0°C
 Average barometer       = 1004.1 mb
 Average windspeed       = 1.4 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 3.2 mph
 Average direction       = 332° (NNW)
 Rainfall for month      = 174.6 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 284.8 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 0.6 mm on day 27 at time 12:54
 Maximum temperature     = 15.5°C on day 08 at time 13:46
 Minimum temperature     = -2.5°C on day 16 at time 03:40
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 29 at time 13:39
 Minimum humidity        = 47% on day 11 at time 16:08
 Maximum dewpoint        = 11.8°C on day 27 at time 13:43
 Minimum dewpoint        = -3.6°C on day 16 at time 2:47
 Maximum pressure        = 1027.7 mb on day 16 at time 08:40
 Minimum pressure        = 974.8 mb on day 25 at time 17:09
 Maximum windspeed       = 9.2 mph from 023°(NNE) on day 29 at time 08:50
 Maximum gust speed      = 21.9 mph from 135°( SE) on day 30 at time 08:05
 Maximum heat index      = 15.5°C on day 08 at time 13:46
 Avg daily max temp :12.1°C
 Avg daily min temp :2.7°C
 Growing degrees days :32.2 GDD
 Total windrun = 1034.3miles

 Sunshine hours month to date= 76.0 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 292.9 hrs

 Frost days= 8

Daily Rain

  00.8 mm  on day 3
  00.8 mm  on day 4
  00.8 mm  on day 5
  00.2 mm  on day 6
  00.2 mm  on day 7
  00.2 mm  on day 8
  08.4 mm  on day 9
  01.2 mm  on day 10
  00.6 mm  on day 11
  00.8 mm  on day 12
  08.2 mm  on day 17
  07.6 mm  on day 18
  00.2 mm  on day 19
  08.0 mm  on day 20
  01.2 mm  on day 21
  03.8 mm  on day 22
  21.6 mm  on day 23
  02.4 mm  on day 24
  42.6 mm  on day 25
  00.6 mm  on day 26
  08.0 mm  on day 27
  01.2 mm  on day 28
  31.6 mm  on day 29
  23.2 mm  on day 30


May 2012

May started as April ended, with lots of rain and an outlook of a very wet summer once again, however at the middle of the month a very warm spell of weather was in full control with high temperatures, much higher than average with long spells of sunshine and some high UV readings. The month ended with slightly cooler but still unseasonably high temperatures. This has resulted in excellent growth in the garden, with the vegatable patch exceling this year, although keeping the soil moist has been an uphill struggle.


Statistics

 Average temperature     = 12.2°C
 Average humidity        = 83%
 Average dewpoint        = 9.1°C
 Average barometer       = 1016.7 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.9 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 2.2 mph
 Average direction       = 63° (ENE)
 Rainfall for month      = 47.2 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 332.0 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 0.4 mm on day 07 at time 20:48
 Maximum temperature     = 27.3°C on day 25 at time 16:44
 Minimum temperature     = -0.2°C on day 16 at time 05:53
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 22 at time 03:31
 Minimum humidity        = 26% on day 26 at time 17:20
 Maximum dewpoint        = 20.8°C on day 25 at time 13:18
 Minimum dewpoint        = -0.9°C on day 16 at time 5:53
 Maximum pressure        = 1040.0 mb on day 12 at time 11:11
 Minimum pressure        = 1002.0 mb on day 18 at time 11:02
 Maximum windspeed       = 6.9 mph from 360°( N ) on day 15 at time 11:07
 Maximum gust speed      = 16.1 mph from 338°(NNW) on day 15 at time 10:38
 Maximum heat index      = 27.9°C on day 25 at time 16:52
 Avg daily max temp :17.4°C
 Avg daily min temp :6.8°C
 Growing degrees days :122.5 GDD
 Corn growing degrees days :220.5 GDD
 Total windrun = 639.3miles

 Sunshine hours month to date= 141.1 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 434.0 hrs

 Frost days= 1

Daily Rain

  06.0 mm  on day 1
  05.0 mm  on day 3
  10.4 mm  on day 7
  05.0 mm  on day 8
  09.2 mm  on day 9
  05.2 mm  on day 10
  04.0 mm  on day 14
  01.4 mm  on day 15
  00.2 mm  on day 17
  00.2 mm  on day 19
  00.4 mm  on day 20
  00.2 mm  on day 25


 

June 2012

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Statistics

 Average temperature     = 13.7°C
 Average humidity        = 89%
 Average dewpoint        = 11.8°C
 Average barometer       = 1010.8 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.9 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 2.4 mph
 Average direction       = 206° (SSW)
 Rainfall for month      = 172.6 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 504.6 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 1.0 mm on day 02 at time 20:54
 Maximum temperature     = 23.7°C on day 28 at time 15:05
 Minimum temperature     = 5.2°C on day 20 at time 04:49
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 26 at time 06:25
 Minimum humidity        = 50% on day 19 at time 14:04
 Maximum dewpoint        = 20.8°C on day 28 at time 13:15
 Minimum dewpoint        = 4.8°C on day 20 at time 4:49
 Maximum pressure        = 1021.8 mb on day 23 at time 12:48
 Minimum pressure        = 987.5 mb on day 07 at time 16:34
 Maximum windspeed       = 8.1 mph from 338°(NNW) on day 08 at time 10:13
 Maximum gust speed      = 24.2 mph from 158°(SSE) on day 07 at time 20:45
 Maximum heat index      = 24.8°C on day 28 at time 15:06
 Avg daily max temp :17.3°C
 Avg daily min temp :10.6°C
 Growing degrees days :126.7 GDD
 Corn growing degrees days :674.8 GDD
 Total windrun = 661.7miles
 
 Sunshine hours month to date= 45.1 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 479.1 hrs

Daily Rain

  08.8 mm  on day 2
  03.0 mm  on day 3
  00.2 mm  on day 4
  08.4 mm  on day 5
  09.6 mm  on day 6
  42.2 mm  on day 7
  03.6 mm  on day 8
  06.6 mm  on day 10
  01.0 mm  on day 12
  03.6 mm  on day 13
  13.4 mm  on day 14
  00.4 mm  on day 15
  01.8 mm  on day 16
  02.2 mm  on day 17
  01.0 mm  on day 18
  15.2 mm  on day 20
  19.6 mm  on day 21
  00.4 mm  on day 22
  13.0 mm  on day 23
  04.6 mm  on day 24
  01.8 mm  on day 26
  00.6 mm  on day 27
  06.8 mm  on day 28
  02.4 mm  on day 29
  02.2 mm  on day 30
 

July 2012

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Statistics

 

 Average temperature     = 15.0°C
 Average humidity        = 87%
 Average dewpoint        = 12.6°C
 Average barometer       = 1013.9 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.6 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 1.8 mph
 Average direction       = 233° ( SW)
 Rainfall for month      = 129.2 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 633.8 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 0.6 mm on day 13 at time 12:08
 Maximum temperature     = 28.0°C on day 25 at time 17:25
 Minimum temperature     = 5.5°C on day 21 at time 04:09
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 07 at time 16:03
 Minimum humidity        = 41% on day 26 at time 12:41
 Maximum dewpoint        = 19.5°C on day 25 at time 12:54
 Minimum dewpoint        = 4.9°C on day 21 at time 4:09
 Maximum pressure        = 1027.4 mb on day 22 at time 02:47
 Minimum pressure        = 999.9 mb on day 07 at time 08:29
 Maximum windspeed       = 6.9 mph from 135°( SE) on day 07 at time 08:45
 Maximum gust speed      = 16.1 mph from 293°(WNW) on day 02 at time 02:42
 Maximum heat index      = 28.8°C on day 25 at time 17:25
 Avg daily max temp :19.6°C
 Avg daily min temp :11.0°C
 Growing degrees days :166.9 GDD
 Corn growing degrees days :718.4 GDD
 Total windrun = 413.0miles
 
 Sunshine hours month to date= 125.8 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 604.8 hrs
 
Daily Rain

  00.4 mm  on day 1
  06.2 mm  on day 2
  10.8 mm  on day 3
  00.6 mm  on day 4
  00.4 mm  on day 5
  19.6 mm  on day 6
  50.0 mm  on day 7
  00.2 mm  on day 8
  01.4 mm  on day 9
  01.2 mm  on day 10
  00.8 mm  on day 11
  16.0 mm  on day 12
  05.6 mm  on day 13
  02.4 mm  on day 14
  00.4 mm  on day 15
  05.4 mm  on day 16
  00.8 mm  on day 17
  06.2 mm  on day 18
  00.2 mm  on day 19
  00.6 mm  on day 29
 

August 2012

Graph data from the begining of August is not available due to a server crash whilst I away in the US. This data will be populated at a later date from backup.


Statistics  

 Average temperature     = 15.8°C
 Average humidity        = 90%
 Average dewpoint        = 14.0°C
 Average barometer       = 1014.9 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.6 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 1.8 mph
 Average direction       = 224° ( SW)
 Rainfall for month      = 151.6 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 785.4 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 3.0 mm on day 27 at time 11:00
 Maximum temperature     = 25.1°C on day 18 at time 16:50
 Minimum temperature     = 4.4°C on day 31 at time 06:51
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 28 at time 08:20
 Minimum humidity        = 58% on day 22 at time 15:04
 Maximum dewpoint        = 21.3°C on day 18 at time 12:29
 Minimum dewpoint        = 3.9°C on day 31 at time 6:51
 Maximum pressure        = 1031.6 mb on day 31 at time 10:28
 Minimum pressure        = 998.0 mb on day 25 at time 04:56
 Maximum windspeed       = 6.9 mph from 180°( S ) on day 27 at time 11:19
 Maximum gust speed      = 15.0 mph from 045°( NE) on day 30 at time 10:51
 Maximum heat index      = 26.1°C on day 18 at time 16:50
 Avg daily max temp :20.2°C
 Avg daily min temp :12.1°C
 Growing degrees days :89.6 GDD
 Corn growing degrees days :308.7 GDD
 Total windrun = 207.2miles
 
 Sunshine hours month to date= 35.1 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 640.0 hrs

Daily Rain

  00.8 mm  on day 20
  05.8 mm  on day 21
  00.2 mm  on day 22
  09.8 mm  on day 24
  17.6 mm  on day 25
  00.2 mm  on day 26
  08.6 mm  on day 27
  03.4 mm  on day 28
  19.4 mm  on day 29
  00.6 mm  on day 30
 

September 2012

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Statistics

 Average temperature     = 13.0°C
 Average humidity        = 88%
 Average dewpoint        = 10.9°C
 Average barometer       = 1015.8 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.6 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 1.7 mph
 Average direction       = 240° (WSW)
 Rainfall for month      = 70.0 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 855.4 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 1.2 mm on day 24 at time 04:26
 Maximum temperature     = 23.2°C on day 07 at time 17:05
 Minimum temperature     = 2.0°C on day 19 at time 07:31
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 21 at time 08:40
 Minimum humidity        = 49% on day 07 at time 16:07
 Maximum dewpoint        = 19.4°C on day 04 at time 15:40
 Minimum dewpoint        = 1.4°C on day 19 at time 7:31
 Maximum pressure        = 1030.0 mb on day 06 at time 10:24
 Minimum pressure        = 986.3 mb on day 26 at time 05:00
 Maximum windspeed       = 5.8 mph from 158°(SSE) on day 24 at time 11:50
 Maximum gust speed      = 17.3 mph from 225°( SW) on day 25 at time 11:51
 Maximum heat index      = 25.1°C on day 07 at time 17:00
 Avg daily max temp :17.9°C
 Avg daily min temp :8.5°C
 Growing degrees days :126.0 GDD
 Corn growing degrees days :674.3 GDD
 Total windrun = 408.9miles
 
 Sunshine hours month to date= 86.1 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 726.1 hrs
 
Daily Rain 
 
  01.0 mm  on day 2
  00.2 mm  on day 6
  00.2 mm  on day 7
  00.2 mm  on day 8
  00.8 mm  on day 9
  00.2 mm  on day 10
  00.2 mm  on day 11
  02.2 mm  on day 12
  00.2 mm  on day 13
  00.4 mm  on day 14
  00.4 mm  on day 16
  00.4 mm  on day 17
  01.4 mm  on day 18
  00.2 mm  on day 22
  21.2 mm  on day 23
  30.2 mm  on day 24
  00.8 mm  on day 25
  05.4 mm  on day 26
  01.2 mm  on day 27
  02.0 mm  on day 28
  00.4 mm  on day 29
  00.6 mm  on day 30
 
 

October 2012

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Statistics

 Average temperature     = 10.3°C
 Average humidity        = 92%
 Average dewpoint        = 9.0°C
 Average barometer       = 1009.8 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.8 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 2.0 mph
 Average direction       = 135° ( SE)
 Rainfall for month      = 122.6 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 978.0 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 0.6 mm on day 17 at time 21:57
 Maximum temperature     = 17.2°C on day 01 at time 14:06
 Minimum temperature     = -1.3°C on day 28 at time 01:36
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 26 at time 07:21
 Minimum humidity        = 58% on day 27 at time 15:48
 Maximum dewpoint        = 16.3°C on day 08 at time 13:25
 Minimum dewpoint        = -2.1°C on day 28 at time 1:36
 Maximum pressure        = 1025.2 mb on day 23 at time 11:59
 Minimum pressure        = 978.2 mb on day 31 at time 23:54
 Maximum windspeed       = 8.1 mph from 203°(SSW) on day 17 at time 13:26
 Maximum gust speed      = 19.6 mph from 248°(WSW) on day 17 at time 11:54
 Maximum heat index      = 17.2°C on day 01 at time 14:06
 Avg daily max temp :14.0°C
 Avg daily min temp :6.8°C
 Growing degrees days :67.9 GDD
 Corn growing degrees days :168.7 GDD
 Total windrun = 560.1miles
 
 Sunshine hours month to date= 53.8 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 779.9 hrs
 
Frost days= 2
 
Daily Rain
 
  04.6 mm  on day 1
  06.0 mm  on day 2
  00.2 mm  on day 3
  04.4 mm  on day 4
  17.0 mm  on day 5
  03.4 mm  on day 6
  07.0 mm  on day 8
  08.6 mm  on day 9
  01.6 mm  on day 10
  18.8 mm  on day 11
  00.2 mm  on day 12
  02.6 mm  on day 13
  00.2 mm  on day 14
  09.4 mm  on day 15
  01.0 mm  on day 16
  19.2 mm  on day 17
  02.2 mm  on day 18
  00.2 mm  on day 21
  00.8 mm  on day 22
  01.0 mm  on day 25
  02.2 mm  on day 26
  01.2 mm  on day 28
  00.6 mm  on day 29
  09.8 mm  on day 31

November 2012

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Statistics

 Average temperature     = 7.2°C
 Average humidity        = 93%
 Average dewpoint        = 6.0°C
 Average barometer       = 1009.7 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.8 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 2.1 mph
 Average direction       = 189° ( S )
 Rainfall for month      = 157.4 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 1135.4 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 1.0 mm on day 22 at time 17:50
 Maximum temperature     = 13.8°C on day 13 at time 13:19
 Minimum temperature     = -3.7°C on day 30 at time 00:21
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 24 at time 23:15
 Minimum humidity        = 71% on day 11 at time 13:45
 Maximum dewpoint        = 13.4°C on day 20 at time 10:39
 Minimum dewpoint        = -4.3°C on day 29 at time 23:12
 Maximum pressure        = 1028.0 mb on day 07 at time 10:31
 Minimum pressure        = 976.1 mb on day 01 at time 04:26
 Maximum windspeed       = 9.2 mph from 315°( NW) on day 25 at time 02:46
 Maximum gust speed      = 25.3 mph from 315°( NW) on day 25 at time 01:04
 Maximum heat index      = 13.8°C on day 13 at time 13:19
 Avg daily max temp :10.5°C
 Avg daily min temp :3.2°C
 Growing degrees days :8.3 GDD
 Total windrun = 610.9miles
 Sunshine hours month to date= 34.5 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 814.4 hrs
 
 Frost days= 6
 
Daily Rain
 
  01.0 mm  on day 1
  00.2 mm  on day 2
  00.2 mm  on day 3
  11.6 mm  on day 4
  00.2 mm  on day 5
  00.2 mm  on day 6
  01.8 mm  on day 9
  02.2 mm  on day 10
  00.2 mm  on day 11
  03.4 mm  on day 12
  00.2 mm  on day 13
  01.6 mm  on day 16
  02.2 mm  on day 19
  21.0 mm  on day 20
  31.8 mm  on day 21
  19.6 mm  on day 22
  44.8 mm  on day 24
  08.8 mm  on day 25
  04.0 mm  on day 26
  02.0 mm  on day 27
 

December 2012

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Statistics

 Average temperature     = 6.3°C
 Average humidity        = 93%
 Average dewpoint        = 5.2°C
 Average barometer       = 1008.7 mb
 Average windspeed       = 1.1 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 2.6 mph
 Average direction       = 207° (SSW)
 Rainfall for month      = 152.8 mm
 Rainfall for year       = 1288.2 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 1.8 mm on day 14 at time 11:56
 Maximum temperature     = 13.1°C on day 22 at time 14:37
 Minimum temperature     = -3.8°C on day 06 at time 04:22
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 24 at time 07:30
 Minimum humidity        = 73% on day 12 at time 13:16
 Maximum dewpoint        = 13.1°C on day 22 at time 14:37
 Minimum dewpoint        = -4.2°C on day 06 at time 4:22
 Maximum pressure        = 1031.6 mb on day 11 at time 10:38
 Minimum pressure        = 974.0 mb on day 14 at time 11:50
 Maximum windspeed       = 9.2 mph from 225°( SW) on day 31 at time 07:35
 Maximum gust speed      = 28.8 mph from 225°( SW) on day 29 at time 05:14
 Maximum heat index      = 13.1°C on day 22 at time 14:37
 Avg daily max temp :9.1°C
 Avg daily min temp :3.0°C
 Growing degrees days :0.0 GDD
 Total windrun = 784.1miles
 Sunshine hours month to date= 0.3 hrs
 Sunshine hours year to date= 0.3 hrs
 
 Frost days= 10
 
 
Daily Rain
 
  04.6 mm  on day 2
  03.0 mm  on day 3
  04.0 mm  on day 4
  03.4 mm  on day 6
  04.0 mm  on day 7
  00.2 mm  on day 9
  00.4 mm  on day 11
  00.2 mm  on day 13
  16.0 mm  on day 14
  04.0 mm  on day 15
  01.0 mm  on day 16
  06.8 mm  on day 17
  12.0 mm  on day 19
  19.0 mm  on day 20
  03.2 mm  on day 21
  19.6 mm  on day 22
  02.0 mm  on day 23
  10.2 mm  on day 24
  06.4 mm  on day 25
  02.0 mm  on day 26
  03.6 mm  on day 27
  02.4 mm  on day 28
  14.6 mm  on day 29
  01.6 mm  on day 30
  08.4 mm  on day 31
 
 


Weather for the Year - 2012

Hopefully this year has not been representative of the normal weather in Combe Raleigh ! Being our first year in the village, the weather has been rather wet and whilst not particularly cold not hot either, as you would expect in a valley from which Combe Raleigh takes its name.

With the dry spell at the beginning of the year, with January, February and March indicating a dry and the highly announced drought that was to follow for the year ! This was preceded by a very dry 18 months previously, however. From April onwards, the rain came in abundance, with well over the expected amount of rainfall falling on numerous days.

April was also the month that taught us that the water well here at The Old School needs around 100mm of rain to re-fill it after I decided it would be a good idea to empty it in March to check the state of the walls and the depth/silt levels. We then had 3 weeks of dry weather where I thought I'd wasted all my drought emergency vegetable watering supply !!

May was a month of contrasts with a wet start, tailing off to a warm and the notional summer for 2012. The Vegetable garden grew well because of this contrast, although later conditions did constrain some crops.

June, July and August just rained, lots. We have got used to wet weather in the summer, but not to this extent. That said, a number of sunny spells did appear at times which warmed up the temperatures but as can be seen from the statistics, not much to indicate summer.

September and October, more of the same !! That said, September was much dryer by volume of water, although small showers and heavy dew set in and still produced notable precipitation.

November and December, with more rain and the compounding effect of months of wet conditions, widespread flooding across the country resulted in a number of properties being damaged and flooding in the Main Street of Combe Raleigh. The main railway line from Exeter to Waterloo was also disrupted outside Honiton, resulting in rail replacement buses until the balast was replaced. Prior to Christmas, the Cowley Bridge Junction on the Penzance to Paddington line also flooded with the loss of service, along with the Tarka Line.

2012 was notable with no significant snowfall, although a few flakes were seen in February. 

The weather statistics collected over the last twelve months show some interesting values, highlighted here ;

 Average temperature     = 9.7°C
 Average humidity        = 89%
 Average dewpoint        = 7.8°C
 Average barometer       = 1015.5 mb
 Average windspeed       = 0.9 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 2.2 mph
 Average direction       = 250° (WSW)
 Rainfall for year                = 1288.2 mm
 Maximum rain per minute = 3.0 mm on 27th August at 11:00
 Rain days                          = 227 days > 0.2mm
 Maximum temperature     = 28.0°C on 25th July at 17:25
 Minimum temperature     = -7.8°C on 4th February at 01:46
 Minimum humidity        = 26% on 26th May at 17:20
 Maximum pressure        = 1042.9 mb on 11th February at 10:38
 Minimum pressure        = 974.0 mb on 14th December at 11:50
 Maximum windspeed       = 12.7 mph  338°(NNW) on 3rd January at 10:35
 Maximum gust speed      = 33.4 mph  293°(WNW) on 5th January at 10:26
 Total windrun                = 7344.6miles
 Maximum heat index      = 28.8°C on 25th June at 17:25
 Total Growing T-Sum     = 3427.2°C
 Growing degrees days :      0.0 GDD
 Corn growing degrees days :2387.7 GDD
 

When comparing with the Exeter Airport Long time average values (1980 - 1990), shows a much wetter and colder weather year in Combe Raleigh. Note the Yellow line denoting the monthly average of temperature always close to the long term minima temperature value.

The rainfall comparison clearly shows the first three months being very dry in comparison with the long term average at EGTE, but April makes up for all of that.