The weather of the first half of the first month of 2016 has made a welcome change from the persistent southwesterlies that occurred through most of November and December.
January so far has been sunny and wetter than normal and with around average temperatures.
1st – 16th:
Mean maximum = 10.0°C
Mean minimum = 2.7°C
Mean = 6.4°C
Rain = 67.1 mm
Sunshine = 66.3 hours.
This has been one of the sunniest starts to January in my record (since 2006).
The lowest maximum temperature occurred yesterday with just 6.6°C making it the coldest day since 6.2°C on the 6th February last year. The really cold weather just to the east doesn’t seem to have made it here and so far this has been a snowless winter.