Click on the weather station image to access current and past weather data for Ansty in 2020.
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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
March 2021. In like a pussycat, out like a lamb!
March came in quietly and went out quietly!
March was an ‘average’ month temperature-wise but also drier than normal but still quite humid throughout. Anticyclonic conditions meant that the first 8 days were cool or cold with polar air establishing itself and bringing a string of sharp frosts between the 5th and the 8th and winds generally from an east or north easterly direction. Plenty of sunshine too, between these dates and indeed for the month as a whole. Rainfall total for the month was 72% of normal.
Atlantic air swept in by the 9th and with it a wet period, though not excessively so. Mild conditions prevailed and winds mainly from a westerly direction. By the 14th Anticyclonic conditions were re-established, maintaining mild, often cloudy days and cool nights until the end of the month. A depression and its tail end front punctured these calm conditions on the 26th with some very intense rain but it soon settled down again.
The last three days saw tropical air being funnelled up all the way from Spain and Africa and the 22nd saw an almost record breaking exceptional temperature of 22.5 C last achieved in 1968.
March was not a particularly windy month – although the 10th was noted for strong winds and rain combined.
Will the warm end of March weather continue into April? All the predictions say not.
*Currently the average monthly temperatures our weather station figures are compared against long term set of 30-year averages, covering the period 1981-2010.
Previous to these sets of figures, average monthly temperatures were compared to even earlier sets of 30 year averages for districts, regions and the UK, covering the periods 1961-1990, 1971-2000. The latest 30 year average is currently being constructed as a ‘norm’ baseline is 2011-2040 by which time the monthly average ‘norm’ will have risen even further! In fact the warming trend has gone on unabated for almost 60 years on an accelerating trend! The nearest sets of comparable climate figures are from Boscombe Down, in Wiltshire.
Ansty Weather Station – March 2021 Statistics:
Temperatures: Average Minimum 1.8 C (Long Term Av: 2.8 C) Average Maximum 12.4 C (Long Term Average 10.2 C) Overall Mean: 7.1 C (Long Term Average 6.5 C)
Highest daily Max: 22.5 C (30th); Lowest daily Min: 7.2 C (5th) Highest nightly Max 8.8 C (28th); Lowest nightly Min -4.4 C (8th)
Rainfall: Monthly total: 1.79 ins (45.56 mm) LTA 2.64 ins (67.1 mm); Wettest day: 0.49 ins (12.45 mm) 10th; Number of days when it rained: 10
Sunshine recorded: 16 days
Night Frosts recorded: 9 nights. No day time frosts recorded.
Average monthly atmospheric pressure: 1021 mb (generally high pressure conditions prevailed)
Average monthly humidity: 84.9% (humid again – such high humidity is fast becoming the norm for October – March these days.
Average monthly wind speed: 3.1 mph (5 km/h); Highest wind gust: 25.7 mph (41.4 km/h) on the 10th. These figures would be easily doubled for exposed locations in Ansty.
Click here to view all the Ansty monthly weather statistics for March 2021 and more besides!
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