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 2017

A N'ly flow led to a cold day on the 28th. Showers fell on N-facing coasts and spread inland, with some snow in Scotland and in parts of N England. Temperatures were highest in the Channel Islands.(St Helier 10.3C, Dalwhinnie 2.2C maximum, Carterhouse -2.6C minimum, Capel Curig 27.2 mm, Dundrennan 6.6 h.)

The N'ly flow continued into the 29th with frequent showers on N-facing coasts. These fell as snow as far S at Lincolnshire in the E, while further away from the N-facing coasts it turned quite sunny in places. Some thunder was reported near the North Yorkshire coast in the morning. (Isles of Scilly 8.9C, Balmoral 1.0C maximum, Exeter Airport -3.7C minimum, Chillingham Barns 22.0 mm, Exeter Airport 7.5 h.)

The 30th was another cold day, with falls of snow in the N'ly flow becoming more widespread - there were even reports of snow falling in Cent London. Snow also fell as far S as the moors of SW England. E and NE coastal areas had frequent showers, often of snow, giving a covering in many places and a few centimetres in some upland regions. There was some thunder near the east coast of England from North Yorkshire to north Norfolk. The showers gradually eased away from NE Scotland. (Isles of Scilly 8.7C, Dalwhinnie 0.8C maximum, Benson -5.3C minimum, Bridlington 24.0 mm, Rostherne 6.9 h.)


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Last updated 1 December 2017.