Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Warmth of July 2018

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Yet another warm day with a maximum of 27.2°C. Still a week to go before the end of the month but the mean temperature is currently at 19.8°C. This is just 0.3°C below my all-time warmest ever month of July 2006. It is going to be close.

The warmth and humidity this afternoon brought out a wonderful sight of countless flying ants swarming up into the beautiful blue summer skies from their nests in the ground. What a stunning spectacle and something I haven’t seen on such a scale since I was a child.

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July 16th – No rain from a cold front

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Where was my rain!?! Not even a drop here. That cold front was so weak and fragmented it didn’t even manage to blot out all the blue so even the sun kept shining from time to time.
 
Not even a drop in temperature as the CF went through at 14:30 but ever since then the humidity has been going down and down. Now (19:00) 22C and a DP of 11C, the DP hasn’t been that low for a while. Given a sea breeze tomorrow it’ll be back up.
 
Over 6 hours of sunshine so far today.
 
Soil moisture at 30 cm now at 60 cb in the garden. That’s very dry for my sandy soil. No wonder the hills around here resemble something more akin to the Costas.

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8th July – Joint Hottest Day

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Temperature reached 31.1°C early this afternoon before that lovely sea breeze came to the rescue. This is the highest temperature I have recorded this year so far and the joint equal highest temperature (20th June 2017) I have ever recorded since setting up this weather station in 2005.

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