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1984 Rather Mild and Sunny. A Good Summer and Wet Autumn.
In the year that the first Apple Mac appeared in the shops, the Olympic Games in Los Angeles were boycotted by the Soviet Union and most of its allies, and the Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi was assassinated by Sikh members of her bodyguard. In the world of music, it was the year of Frankie Goes to Hollywood with 2 hits, 'Relax' and 'Two Tribes' which spent a total of 14 weeks topping the charts.
Weather Notes:-
20th January - Cold and snowy weather in Scotland with minima below minus 20°C in some highland valleys At Aviemore (Highland) the low was minus 20°C.
24th April - First of 4 days when the maximum temperature exceeded 24°C at Aviemore (Highland).
9th July - York Minster struck by lightning in the early hours of the morning resulting in considerable fire damage.


In London...
 Temperature11.0°C  Rainfall642.0 mm  Warmest 31.7°C
 Sunshine1579 hrs   Coldest -3.1°C

JanuaryVery sunny, wet and rather mild.
 Mean Temperature  4.9°C  
 Monthly Highest 13.0°C  Total Rain 72 mm
 Monthly Lowest -2.9°C Total Sun 88 hrs

Most of the first 3 weeks were very unsettled and often windy as fast-moving frontal systems crossed the country from west to east. The weather alternated between mild and drizzly, and rather cold but mostly sunny. On the 13th, the temperature rose above 13°C. A brief cold snap occurred at the end of the third week with frost and a little snow, but then a milder and  unsettled last week of the month gave 12mm of rain on the 22nd and thunderstorms on the 26th.
 
February - Sunny and rather dry with temperatures near normal.
 Mean Temperature  4.5°C  
 Monthly Highest 12.4°C  Total Rain 30 mm
 Monthly Lowest -3.0°C Total Sun 88 hrs

The first week was windy and changeable. It was mild or rather mild, and the maximum temperature on the 3rd was 12.4°C. Winds became northwest and eased down as pressure built at the beginning of the second week, with no measurable rain falling between the 9th and the 20th. A short cyclonic interlude at the beginning of the fourth week was followed by a cold last week of February. Sleet and snow grains fell on the 25th and 26th with highs close to 3°C.

March - Very dull and wet with below average temperatures.
 Mean Temperature  5.8°C  
 Monthly Highest 13.8°C  Total Rain 73 mm
 Monthly Lowest -0.3°C Total Sun 51 hrs

After a mild start to the month, the 2nd was very windy with snow showers. Pressure then built across the country but weak fronts kept the weather rather cloudy at times. It was briefly unsettled during the second week but then northeast winds set in with no rain from the 13th to the 22nd.  There was extensive cloud during this period with some maxima close to 6°C. In an unsettled last week, nearly 21mm of rain fell on the night of the 23rd/24th.
 
April - Very dry, sunny and rather mild.
 Mean Temperature  9.3°C  
 Monthly Highest 23.7°C  Total Rain   5 mm
 Monthly Lowest -3.1°C Total Sun 231 hrs

Wintery showers fells on the first 2 days of the month and on the 1st the temperature barely rose above 6°C. It remained mostly rather cold until the 10th, and although changeable, the 2mm that fell on the 6th made it the wettest day of the month. From the 11th, it became warmer, and no measurable rain fell after the 13th. From the 19th maximum  temperatures mostly reached 19°C. or more, and it was mostly sunny. The afternoon high was close to 24°C. on the 21st.

May - Cool, dull and wet.
 Mean Temperature 10.9°C  
 Monthly Highest 23.0°C  Total Rain 91 mm
 Monthly Lowest  1.6°C Total Sun 145 hrs

The first half of May was dominated by cool, often cloudy, weather with brisk northeasterly winds. There was plenty of dry weather, but some drizzle fell, and on both the 2nd and 10th  there were slight thunderstorms. On the 8th, the temperature only reached 10°C.  The second half of the month continued to be mostly, dull cold,  and also wet. Maxima were close to 10°C on 4 days, and 22mm of rain fell on the 21st.. The only warm day was the 24th.

June - Rather warm, dry and sunny
 Mean Temperature 16.3°C  
 Monthly Highest 27.0°C  Total Rain  36 mm
 Monthly Lowest  6.6°C Total Sun 234 hrs

The early part of the month was mostly cool and unsettled. On the 1st, the temperature failed to rise above 15°C. and thunderstorms occurred early on the 3rd. A maximum temperature of 21°C on the 7th, was the beginning of a mainly, sunny and warm period, only briefly interrupted by thunderstorms on the 17th that produced 12mm of rain. Maximum temperatures occasionally exceeded 25°C during this period. with 27°C recorded on the 20th. 

July - Rather warm, dry and sunny.
 Mean Temperature 18.6°C  
 Monthly Highest 31.7°C  Total Rain  19 mm
 Monthly Lowest  8.5°C Total Sun 233 hrs

Cool, showery  northwesterly winds at the start of the month, gave way to high pressure and a week of warm and sunny weather. Maximum temperatures were 27°C or higher from the 5th to the 7th, and on the 8th the afternoon high was nearly 32°C. It became cooler and more unsettled between the 9th and the 16th, but then mainly fine and warm weather returned. The last few days of the month became hot with maximum temperatures between 27 and 30°C.
  
August - Warm, dry and rather sunny.
 Mean Temperature 19.3 °C  
 Monthly Highest 29.8°C  Total Rain  28 mm
 Monthly Lowest  8.5°C Total Sun 201 hrs

Low pressure brought an unsettled, and sometimes rather cool, start to August. On the 5th, 11 mm of rain fell, and the maximum temperature on the 7th was only 18°C. Temperatures rose during the second week and it became fairly settled, although thunderstorms occurred on the 15th. From the 16th until the end of the month there was less tham 0.5mm of rain and the afternoon temperature rose to around  27°C, or higher on 5 occasions.

September - Dull and wet with temperatures close to normal.
 Mean Temperature 14.9°C  
 Monthly Highest 25.4°C  Total Rain 73 mm
 Monthly Lowest  5.8°C Total Sun 98 hrs

Temperatures rose above 23°C. on the first 3 days of the month, including a maximum temperature above 25°C. on the 2nd. It then became much cooler with an afternoon high of only 16°C. on the 4th. However, during the first fortnight there were several more days with highs near 21°C, and although breezy, sunny spells occurred. On the 14th, nearly 22mm of rain fell, and then it became mostly cool and very unsettled with 3 days when thunderstorms occurred.

October - Mild,wet and rather dull.
 Mean Temperature 12.4°C  
 Monthly Highest 19.8°C  Total Rain 83 mm
 Monthly Lowest  0.6°C Total Sun 91 hrs

The first 10 days of the month were unsettled, and on the 3rd an area of low pressure originating near the Azores, deepened over western France and then slowed down over central Europe. An associated front gave thunderstorms, 32mm of rain, and a maximum of only 13°C on the 5th. A week of mostly dry weather began on the 11th, with a temperature near 20°C on the 14th, but the rest of the month was unsettled,  mild and occasionally windy.
  
November - Very mild and rather wet with above average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature  9.5°C  
 Monthly Highest 18.3°C  Total Rain 75 mm
 Monthly Lowest  0.9°C Total Sun 70 hrs

The afternoon temperature rose above 18°C on the first 2 days of November, and there were several pleasantly warm, dry and fairly sunny days during the first fortnight even though the weather was fairly changeable. After mid month it generally became somewhat less mild, but it was very unsettled and often windy. In this frost-free month, maximum temperatures were below 10°C from the 15th to the 19th, and on the 22nd, more than 12mm of rain fell.

December - Rather mild with sunshine and rainfall close to normal. 
 Mean Temperature  6.0°C  
 Monthly Highest 13.6°C  Total Rain 57 mm
 Monthly Lowest -1.6°C Total Sun 49 hrs

The first week was mild and changeable, The temperature rose above 13°C. on the 1st and 10mm of rain fell on the 5th. The second week was largely dry with sunny periods, although fog persisted for much of the day on the 11th with the temperature barely rising above 5°C. Unsettled weather returned late on the 13th and then lasted through the remainder of the month. It was mostly mild, although it was rather cold and foggy at times during the last week.

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