August 2013 – Weather statistics for Watford UK & Summer 2013

August turned out to be another above average month temperature wise the 2nd in a row. The month started with a notable hot spell with a maximum at Heathrow of 34.1c (highest since 2006). it gradually cooled down to the mid 20’s C and then picked up at the end with Charlwood in Surrey getting to 28.6c. It was just above average in terms of rain fall although quite alot of the rain fell in storms. The CET ended up at 16.9c (+1.1).

Summer 2013
At last a much better summer than the last few years, well going back to 2006! We had lots of heat, plenty of dry weather and plenty of thunder storms over the UK. In Watford all the storms missed here so no lightening pictures this year. A big contrast to last year when it was the wettest summer for 100 years.

Overall the highest temperature recorded in the UK was 34.1c at Heathrow on the 1st August. The lowest temperature was 0.2c at Kinbrace, Sutherland. The wettest 24 hour period was 89mm in Anglesey on the 4th August.

Summary for August 2013 in Watford

Temperature (°C):

Mean Minimum     13.2
Mean Maximum     23.5
Minimum          8.7 day 31
Maximum          32.7 day 01
Highest Minimum  16.6 day 01
Lowest Maximum   18.6 day 24

Rainfall (mm):

Total for month  48.0
Wettest day      14.7 day 24
High rain rate   68.3 day 03
Rain days        12
Dry days         19

Wind (mph):

Highest Gust     12.1 day 05
Average Speed    0.3
Wind Run         214.0 miles
Gale days        0

Pressure (mb):

Maximum          1018.1 day 31
Minimum          999.0 day 17

Photo above taken at Hunstanton in Norfolk, more pics can be found on my flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/alalchan/

Further Info.
https://www.climate-uk.com
https://metofficenews.wordpress.com/
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html

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