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Richard Butcher
Monday, February 22, 2010 13:15
Sutton Weather Records January 2010
I have been taking weather records with my family over the past 10-15 years while we have lived in Glusburn and now Sutton.

The records I take are air pressure, minimum and maximum temperature (since 2002) and rainfall (since Sept 1996). The measurements are not to Met Office standard but do compare well to those taken by the Met Office station at Bingley, of course taking into account changes in local weather. I do all the statistics for each moth and thought it would be good to start sharing these with you. If people are interested in them I will keep posting them and if people have any further queries feel free to ask.

All stats are 'since records began' (srb).

January 2010
- had the highest pressure since November 2001, of 1047mb.
- had the lowest temperature recorded of -12°C
- had the 'lowest average maximum temperature' for a month, 0.6°C
- had the 'lowest average minimum temperature' for a month, -3.4°C
- had the 'lowest average temperature for a month, -1.4°C

- It was the 3rd driest January since 1997 with 56.5mm (just over 2 inches).

There were 19 days where the minimum temperature went below 0°C and only 4 days where it went above 0°C.

There were 9 days where even the maximum daily temperature did not get above 0°C.

Paul Wilkinson
Monday, February 22, 2010 13:57
Thanks for sharing your information Richard, I look forward to seeing more.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Monday, February 22, 2010 21:27
Brrrrrrr, gimme gimme gimme some of that -0 degree stuff, just for an hour or two.

Them were the days, gingerly slip slidin’ up & down Park Ave, never knowing when my carcass was going to hit the deck like a sack a spuds – splat!

Well done Richard on your weather research. Seriously, when will we be seeing you reading the weather? I’m sure you’d do a better job than Michael Fish.

“Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way, well, if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't, but having said that, actually, the weather will become very windy, but most of the strong winds, incidentally, will be down over Spain and across into France”

(BBC meteorologist Michael Fish reporting the weather on National TV a few hours before the Great Storm of 1987, the worst storm to hit England since 1703. It left the southern town of Sevenoaks with only one oak!)
Richard Butcher
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 15:55
You wont be seeing me on your screens, i just enjoy doing the daily readings and stats as a hobby, after studying some parts of meteorology at university i happily respect those that do it as a job.

On your note about Micheal Fish, yes it was the worst storm to hit southern england but technically it was not a hurricane, in todays climate it is impossible for the UK to be hit by a hurricane (and France/Spain too). Yes there might have been hurricane force winds but it was just a strong storm.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 23:54
yeah but, no but, yeah but, no but, yeah but, no but, OH MY GOD! I can't belive Michael Fish said thers nuffin to worry about before 15 millun trees were deaded cos he said dont listen to some slag who called to say HURRICANE ON THE WAY cos she dont know nuffink about hurricanes and its RABBASH, but jus cus I watch weathermen some don't mean I fancy em, so Sha-up Michael Fish..... yer but, no but, yer but, no but, yer but Bill Giles sez that girl with the sideways spider plays with matches and saw strong storm that night cos she smokes weed an sed OH MY GOD, WOT THE HOLLYOAKS OMNIBUS IS THAT? but every1 nose she wasn’t evn born then, an she well GIVE ME THE EVILS!

(Vicky Pollard - LITTLE BRITAIN)
Dawn Stebbings
Friday, February 26, 2010 13:55
Ha ha - Michael Fish and Vicky Pollard exchanging messages on the forum - whatever next?? :-)

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