Click on the weather station image to access current and past weather data for Ansty in 2020.
The statistics from this local weather station are currently being uploaded to ‘Weather Underground’, a commercial world-wide weather service providing real time weather information for almost anywhere!
The data from any weather station will reflect its own topography, altitude and local environment. Figures will vary somewhat from other reporting weather stations even close by. Typically each station locality possesses its own micro-climate. Over a year (or even longer) these variations are ironed out somewhat and a picture of the local climate emerges.
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MONTHLY SUMMARY NOTES OF WEATHER OBSERVATIONS IN ANSTY
JULY 2020. A MORE ‘AVERAGE’ MONTH BUT QUITE DRY!
.July did continue where June left off: it was generally humid by day (except during the daytime in the third and part of the last week – when we had a warm or even hot spells of sunshine with variable cloud. Shallow lows brought bits and pieces of mainly light rain but the 25th was rather wetter with some heavier rain. The Azores high attempted to make inroads but never got properly established– although southern areas were predominantly fine for the most part.
The airflow on the northern flank of the Azores anticyclone mostly came from the south and south west picking up lots of moisture – sometimes pluming up very fuggy air from tropical regions – noticeably so on the very last day of the month. This warm plume spread far into the Arctic circle – again warming the region well beyond ‘normal’ temperatures.
In the end, overall the month was pretty average temperature-wise despite the warm days because cool nights (when the clouds dissipated) were often notably cool. Indeed July was unexceptional except for the very last day when temperatures peaked at 33.1C – the second hottest day of this summer so far and a near record breaker! Rainfall for the month was below average – most of it arriving in the form of light, drizzly rain. Still, enough variety to please most of us! Interesting to note that the mean monthly maximum temperature remains 1.6 c deg. Above the normal continuing the long trend of warmer day time temperatures – in today’s parlance ‘welcome to the new normal’!
Will August continue where July left off (very hot) or will there be hints of autumn (reminding us that days are becoming shorter)?
Ansty Weather Station – July 2020 Statistics:
Temperatures: Average Minimum: 10.5 C (Long Term Av: 11.9 C); Average Maximum: 23 C (Long Term Average 21.4 C); Overall Mean: 16.8 C (Long Term Average 16.7 C); Highest daily Max: 33.1 C (31st); Lowest daily Min: 19.4 C (3rd) Highest nightly Max: 14.7 C (24th); Lowest nightly Min: 5.7 C (11th)
Rainfall: Monthly total: 1.49 ins (37.8 mm) LTA 2.32 ins (59 mm); Wettest day: 0.58 ins (14.7 mm) 18th; Number of days when it rained: 12
Sunshine recorded: 19 days
Night Frosts: 0
Average monthly atmospheric pressure: 1018 mb (relatively High Pressure)
Average monthly humidity: 81.1% (humid for July). There were some very dry days too!
Average monthly wind speed: 2.3 mph (3.7 km/h); Highest wind gust: 15.9 mph (25.6 km/h). These figures would be easily doubled for exposed locations in Ansty.
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