Click on the weather station image to access current and past weather data for Ansty in 2020.
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MONTHLY SUMMARY NOTES OF WEATHER OBSERVATIONS IN ANSTY
September 2020. A typically average September (when summer did linger on…)
September gave us a long lingering end to our summer season which made up for our rather indifferent July and then a damp August – even if it was warm! There were one or two misty mornings and plenty of mellow fruitfulness – especially apples and pears!
Overall, September is best described as an average September when measured against long term statistics.
The first 10 days were rather disappointing with a few shallow troughs of low pressure floating about giving variable cloud with bits and pieces of light rain but then High pressure drafted in from the southwest (Azores) and established a more settled pattern. From the 12th to the 21st we had 10 days of long sunny spells. Initially very warm air plumed up from the south with a peak temperature of 28.3 C on the 14th.
On the 16th the anticyclone moved to the north of the UK as a depression sidled by over France bringing us days of breezy NE winds bringing us somewhat cooler weather.
Eventually the High Pressure scooted off to the east allowing much cooler arctic air to drop down over us. From the 22nd onwards temperatures dropped noticeably with now cold NE winds making it feel colder than it was. Indeed on the night of the 22nd into 23rd we had a good dollop of rain courtesy of a cold front and another similar amount drenched us on the last day of the month. A low of 0.8 C was recorded just before dawn on the 28th – always as good sign the winter is around the corner.
By the end of the month the jet stream high above the Atlantic were firmly pumping in the rain bands and early Atlantic storms.
Will October herald another wet and windy autumn to come?
Ansty Weather Station – September 2020 Statistics:
Temperatures: Average Minimum 8.5 C (Long Term Av: 9.9 C); Average Maximum 20.8 C (Long Term Average 18.5 C); Overall Mean 14.5 C (Long Term Average 14.2C)
Highest daily Max: 28.3C (14th); Lowest daily Min 15 C (26th) Highest nightly Max 14.2 C (16th); Lowest nightly Min 0.8 C (28th)
Rainfall: Monthly total: 2.23 ins (56.6 mm) LTA 2.84 ins (71.6 mm); Wettest day: 0.79 ins (20.1 mm) 23rd and 30th!;
Number of days when it rained: 9
Sunshine recorded: 19 days
Night Air Frosts: 0
Average monthly atmospheric pressure: 1018 mb (relatively High Pressure)
Average monthly humidity: 83.8% (quite humid again).
Average monthly wind speed: 2.3 mph (3.7 km/h); Highest wind gust: 21.3 mph (34.3 km/h) 25th; These figures would be easily doubled for exposed locations in Ansty.
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