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, November 2018

A deep low to the SW and later W of Ireland on the 28th pushed bands of rain NE'wards across most areas. After a mild night (overnight minimum temperatures remained above 10C in parts of S England) a warm day followed with temperatures rising to 14C and above in many places. It was windy in the W ad N of the British Isles with MSL pressure falling to 969.3 mb at 1200 GMT at Belmullet. Ferry sailings between the Isle of Man and the UK were cancelled due to severe gales in the Irish Sea. Some flights connecting the Isle of Man and Dublin were also been cancelled due to the poor conditions. Gales caused problems around the Welsh coast and inland, with power supplies affected and travel disruptions. It was a dull day except for parts of NE Scotland. (Rhyl 15.8C, Baltasound 9.0C maximum, Bala 1.8C minimum, Keswick 47.4 mm, Aviemore 1.8 h.)

Rain spread to most areas overnight into the 29th, and this then cleared rapidly during the morning towards the North Sea, but took longer to clear from NE Scotland. Showers and sunny intervals followed from the SW although many areas, particularly across Scotland, remained dull. There was some isolated thunder and it was generally mild - especially in S England - despite the windy conditions that slowly ameliorated during the day. (Leeming 14.8C, Dalwhinnie 6.2C maximum, Killylane 4.8C minimum, Libanus 43.0 mm, Dublin Airport 2.6 h.)

The 30th was a showery day with bands of rain and showers moved from the W to affect many areas - although sites in and around East Anglia remained large dry. The day was mild, especially in S areas. W and Cent Scotland were largely dull but most other places saw some sunny spells between the showers. (Frittenden 12.7C, Killylane 4.8C maximum, Altnahinch Filters 2.9C minimum, Achnagart 52.6 mm, Wellesbourne 6.5 h.)


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Last updated 1 December 2018.