Monthly Archives: February 2014

Wednesday 26th February 2014

A fine, early spring day with just a light shower in the morning and a sunny afternoon.

I noticed that the celandines were in flower in my garden this morning and the blackbird sung at the dawn chorus for the first time. It’s such a beautiful time of year with the first hints of spring becoming evident everywhere.

A maximum of 12.9°C and nearly 7 hours of sunshine.

Thursday 20th February 2014

Spring seems to be nearly here!

A beautiful day of dazzling sunshine with an arcing rainbow to end.

The frogs are croaking and the dawn chorus is getting more vociferous by the day. The thrush sings his little heart out for hours in the morning sunshine. The garden is full of primroses, daffodils and snowdrops. What a way to end what has been one of the softest, wettest but beautifully mild winters.

Maximum temperature = 12.3°C; minimum = 9.6°C; sunshine = 5.6 hours; rain = 3.8 mm.


Monday 17th February 2014

More rain for the South West today.

Over 10 mm has fallen adding to the 106 mm that has already fallen this month. Everything is soggy.

Driving around Devon there are trees down everywhere from the storm last Friday and Saturday, and many of these were the non-native conifer types so not much a loss there!

A drier day tomorrow (hopefully).

Maximum temperature = 9.5°C; minimum = 8.4°C; no sunshine today.

Sunday 16th February 2014

At long last, a sunny, dry day with hardly a breath of wind.

With a minimum of -1.2°C, today saw the first air frost since the 21st January (-1.4°C).

Unbroken sunshine all day giving a total of 9.3 hours and brings the monthly total to 60.0 hours.

It was also the first day without any rain since the 29th January.

Maximum = 11.1°C
Minimum = -1.2
Grass minimum = -3.8°C
Monthly rainfall total = 104.5 mm.


The Calm After the Storms

A lovely sunny Sunday here with hardly a breath of wind.

Feeling almost spring-like in the warm, unbroken sunshine. Snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils and with the birds singing it certainly seems like spring is nearly here.

Maximum = 11.1°C; 8+ hrs of sunshine and no rain!!