Friday, 1 January 2016

A record-breaking December

Average temperatures

Temperature at 8am6.8C3.2C
Min temperature4.9C1.9C
Max temperature8.9C5.7C
Total rainfallmminmmin

December was very mild but, of course, the main features were rain and gales. Storm Desmond early in the month gave the rain figures a boost with 220mm over the weekend. The total for the month was an all-time high as was the annual figure of 76.4ins, way above the average of 56.4. We had far less rain than the central lake district if that is any consolation.

John Dobson