January’s weather in Wales

Weather in WalesOur weather station has now been up and running for over a year so I can start comparing stats. I’ve been looking today at the January’s weather stats from 2006 vs 2007…. Now obviously 2 data points can’t in anyway form a trend and with my geological background I’m always moaning at ‘weather experts’ for looking at things over too short a timescale, but this January was certainly a lot warmer, wetter and windier than last:

Averages\Extremes for the month of January to 31 2007

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Average temperature 8.3 °C
Average humidity 83 %
Average dewpoint 5.5 °C
Average barometer 1015 mb
Average windspeed 14 kts
Average gustspeed 18 kts
Average direction 252 ° (WSW)
Rainfall for month 85.6 mm
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Maximum rain per minute 0.6 mm on day 17 at time 03:26
Maximum temperature 12.3 °C on day 18 at time 07:10
Minimum temperature -0.4 °C on day 25 at time 19:52
Maximum humidity 96 % on day 19 at time 21:29
Minimum humidity 51 % on day 23 at time 14:42
Maximum pressure 1035.2 mb on day 27 at time 22:40
Minimum pressure 979.8 mb on day 18 at time 06:41
Maximum windspeed 51.0 kts from 259° on day 18 at time 07:09
Maximum gust speed 57.0 kts from 273° on day 18 at time 12:15
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Averages\Extremes for the month of January to 31 2006

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Average temperature 5.4 °C
Average humidity 85 %
Average dewpoint 3.1 °C
Average barometer 1022 mb
Average windspeed 8 kts
Average gustspeed 11 kts
Average direction 136 ° ( SE)
Rainfall for month 35.2 mm
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Maximum rain per minute 0.8 mm on day 14 at time 00:40
Maximum temperature 11.6 °C on day 13 at time 14:21
Minimum temperature -2.6 °C on day 31 at time 05:37
Maximum humidity 100 % on day 20 at time 20:23
Minimum humidity 56 % on day 28 at time 15:10
Maximum pressure 1035.7 mb on day 22 at time 19:14
Minimum pressure 992.9 mb on day 01 at time 00:14
Maximum windspeed 30.0 kts from 257° on day 20 at time 03:47
Maximum gust speed 36.0 kts from 257° on day 20 at time 03:47
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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.