British Isles weather diary

British Isles weather diary

Recent temperature, rainfall and sunshine extremes over the British Isles (Note: figures in parentheses give an indication, from first reports, of the spread of daily max and min temperatures, min daytime temperatures (occasionally), rainfall and sunshine in the 24 hours ending 2100 GMT.)

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British Isles weather, February 2021

On the 26th, apart from a little rain on Shetland, it was dry and most places were sunny and became quite mild, after a fairly widespread mostly slight frost, with one or two fog patches in S and Cent England and Wales. At 1200 GMT MSL pressure was centred at 1040 mb to the S of Cornwall. Low cloud and fog affected a few Irish Sea coastal areas. (Fyvie Castle 14.4C, Eskdalemuir 7.4C maximum, Benson -4.7C minimum, Lerwick 1.8 mm, Jersey Airport 10.1.h )

The 27th was mostly sunny (except across Ireland and SW Scotland), after the clearance of some fog and low cloud, mainly in the SW of the UK. There was an overnight frost over, chiefly, England and Wales, then it became generally mild - locally very mild in the E. At 1200 GMT MSL pressure was centred at 1043 mb over SW Wales. (Craibstone 14.9C, Cromer 7.3C maximum, Benson -4.1C minimum, Cassley 3.2 mm, Jersey Airport 10.2 h.)

Into the 28th there was a mix of cloud, frost and, over much of England, Wales and Ireland, fog overnight. Most places eventually became quite sunny with temperatures rising to near or rather above normal. At 1200 GMT MSL pressure was centred at 1040 mb just to the E of N Lincolnshire. (Chivenor 14.0C, Weybourne 6.1C maximum, Kinbrace -5.8C minimum, Tiree 0.4 mm, Aberdaron, Yeovilton and Camborne 10.2 h.)


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Last updated 3 March 2021.

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