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Weather stats for Watford – February 2014

Wet & mild sums up February its been quite wet but not as wet as January. Across England & Wales the CET came out at 6.17c which is 2.3c above normal. The month has had predominately SW winds with lots of extreme gales especially in the west country.

The highest UK temperature recorded at a recognised weather station in the month was at Heathrow 14.9c on 24th. The coldest place was Althamara in Scotland which recorded -7.7c on the 17th. For the wettest place in a 24 hour period occurred at Cluanie inn, Scotland with 68.8mm of rain.

In Watford I recorded no air frosts which is very unusual in February! On the 24th the maximum temperature of the month was recorded at 16c.

Summary for February 2014 in Watford

Temperature (°C):
Mean (min+max) 6.9
Mean Minimum 3.6
Mean Maximum 10.2
Minimum 0.4 day 15
Maximum 16.0 day 24
Highest Minimum 7.6 day 24
Lowest Maximum 7.1 day 11
Air frosts 0

Rainfall (mm):
Total for month 93.9
Wettest day 25.2 day 06
High rain rate 28.8 day 10
Rain days 19
Dry days 9

Wind (mph):
Highest Gust 24.4 day 14
Average Speed 0.0
Wind Run 5.2 miles
Gale days 0

Pressure (mb):
Maximum 1019.9 day 26
Minimum 987.0 day 14

Days with snow falling 0
Days with snow lying at 0900 0

Winter 2013 – 2014
It has been an extreme season which will go down in the record books as the wettest winter on record. The 3rd wettest season on record as well. These rainfall records go back since 1799. It has also been mild (12th mildest since 1659) with one of the lowest amounts of air frosts in winter. Temperatures have generally been average with no exceptionally warm weather. There has also been the wide spread absence of low lying snow fall with some places in southern England not recording even a snow flake!!

My winter statistics here in Watford are shown below.
Highest temperature : 16c on 24th February
Lowest temperature : -3.3c on 11th January
Air frosts : 13 days
Rainy Days : 66 days (73% of the winter days were rainy)

Links

Met Office – https://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html
Philip Eden Site – https://www.climate-uk.com/

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