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1995 Sunny. Dry, especially Spring and Summer. Warm Summer
In the year that Austria, Finland and Sweden joined the European Union, Jacques Chirac was elected President of France, and O.J Simpson was found nor guilty of murder. In the world of music, Celine Dion and 'Think Twice' spent 7 weeks at the top of the UK charts, but Robson and Jerome were number 1 for a total of 11 weeks with their remakes of 'Unchained Melody' and I Believe'.
Weather Notes:-
25th January - 40cm of snow fell around Leeds (West Yorkshire).
2nd August - 85mm of rain fell at Cardiff and 81mm at Burnham 0n Sea (Somerset). 
29th/30th December - The minimum temperature at Altnaharra (Highland) was minus 27°C
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In London..
 Temperature11.7°C  Rainfall533.4 mm  Warmest 32.7°C
 Sunshine1892 hrs   Coldest -6.5°C

JanuaryVery wet and fairly sunny with near normal temperatures.
 Mean Temperature  5.5°C  
 Monthly Highest 12.4°C  Total Rain 132 mm
 Monthly Lowest -6.5°C Total Sun  60 hrs

The first week was mostly rather cold or cold with frosty nights. On the night of the 2nd/3rd the temperature fell to minus 6.5°C. There was a little sleet on the morning of the 5th, the only wintery preciptation of the month, but after the first week temperatures were generally near, or rather above, normal. Rain during the first half of January was mostly light, but a very wet period set in on the 17th. During the 6-day period 17th to 22nd, over 60mm of rain fell, with further heavy rain at times through the remainder of the month. Nearly 20mm was measured on the 29th.
   
February - Mild and wet with sunshine a little above normal.
 Mean Temperature  7.9°C  
 Monthly Highest 13.0°C  Total Rain 67 mm
 Monthly Lowest -2.7°C Total Sun 71 hrs

There was only 1 cold day during the month, the 9th with a maximum temperature of 5.6°C. There was only 1 air frost, the night of the 26th/27th, and the only time wintery precipitation occurred was when sleet briefly fell, after hail and thunder,  on the evening  of the 22nd. Otherwise, February was changeable, often windy, and with maxima mostly between 10 and 12°C.  Measurable rain fell on every day from the 7th to the 24th, including 10mm on the 8th.

March - Very sunny and cold with average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature  6.7°C  
 Monthly Highest 16.7°C  Total Rain  38 mm
 Monthly Lowest -4.0°C Total Sun 195 hrs

A thunderstorm occurred on the 1st, and although no more thunder was heard, it was a precursor to a very showery month to come. There were 6 days when sleet or snow fell, and frost occurred on 10 nights. However, there were no very cold days. The lowest maxima were between 6 and 8°C, these mainly occurring during the first week. There were several very mild days, with the first of 4 days with highs above 16°C. occurring as early as the 11th.

April - Very dry, sunny and mild.
 Mean Temperature 10.6°C  
 Monthly Highest 20.3°C  Total Rain  15 mm
 Monthly Lowest -2.2°C Total Sun 199 hrs

There was no measurable rain during the first 16 days of this month, but then 9 days of unsettled weather occurred, culminating in a thunderstorm early on the 26th. The month ended with predominantly dry weather. The warmest day of the month was the 1st,  and there were 7 further days with maxima of 18 or 19°C., with 6 of these occurring during the first fortnight. After mid month, temperatures were generally below normal with 3 frosty nights between the 19th and 21st.
 
May - Rather dry and sunny with temperatures close to normal.
 Mean Temperature 13.1°C  
 Monthly Highest 27.2°C  Total Rain  27 mm
 Monthly Lowest  1.9°C Total Sun 234 hrs

No measurable rain fell during the first half of this month, and most of the first week was very warm and sunny. On the 5th the temperature reached 27.2°C, 1 of 6 days during the opening week with highs above 23°C.  By way of contrast, the second week was mostly cool or very cool, and on the 12th the maximum temperature was 10.5°C. The second half of the month was changeable, although there were plenty of dry days. It was cool at first but temperatures slowly rose to normal, or a little above.  

June - Very dry with temperatures and sunshine a little below normal.
 Mean Temperature 15.4°C  
 Monthly Highest 31.7°C  Total Rain  20 mm
 Monthly Lowest  6.8°C Total Sun 188 hrs

The first fortnight of June was particularly dull, damp and cool. The temperature failed to rise above 20°C., and on 4 occasions the maxima were below 15°C.  Rainfall was mostly light, and after the 17th there was no more measurable rain during the month. On the 16th the temperature rose above 20°C., and there were only 2 further days when this figure was not exceeded. During the last 6 days of June it was warm or very warm, and on the 30th the maximum temperature was 31.7°C.

July - Very warm, sunny and rather dry.
 Mean Temperature 20.3°C  
 Monthly Highest 31.5°C  Total Rain  32 mm
 Monthly Lowest 10.0°C Total Sun 247 hrs

There were no cool days during this month, and the 3rd was the only day with a maximum below 20°C., with a high of 19.8°C. There were 3 short hot spells, with highs of just under of 31°C. on the 10th and 20th, and 31.5°C on the 31st.  Thunder was heard on 5 days, mainly centred on an unsettled period around the middle of the month. However, the rain was mostly light, except for over 14mm on the 2nd.
 
August - Extremely dry, very warm and sunny.
 Mean Temperature 20.6°C  
 Monthly Highest 32.7°C  Total Rain  1 mm
 Monthly Lowest  9.8°C Total Sun 295 hrs

No measurable rain fell between the 27th July and the 22nd August, a total of 27 days, and even after that only 1.5mm of rain fell during the remainder of the month. Maximum temperatures were 21°C., or higher, until the last 5 days of the month, and on 10 occasions the maximum exceeded 29°C. The hottest day of the month was the 1st with a high of 32.7°C, but there were many hot days right up until the fourth week. Nights were often very warm, and on the night of the 1st/2nd the minimum temperature was 20.7°C.
 
September - Rather cool and wet with sunshine close to mormal.
 Mean Temperature 14.6°C  
 Monthly Highest 21.8°C  Total Rain  77 mm
 Monthly Lowest  4.3°C Total Sun 142 hrs

In this fairly bland month, the temperature exceeded 20°C on 8 occasions, but no highs exceeded 22°C. The lowest maximum was 15.6°C on the 28th, but there were 6 days when the maximum did not reach 17°C. There were few completely dry days during the month, and although thunder was heard on 3 days, there was only 1 day when rainfall exceeded 10mm.  On the 26th, there was nearly 20mm of rain..
 
October - Warm, sunny and very dry.
 Mean Temperature 14.1°C  
 Monthly Highest 24.8°C  Total Rain  11 mm
 Monthly Lowest  1.0°C Total Sun 130 hrs

The first week was changeable and fairly warm, and the second week was warmer and dry with the temperature rising above 20°C on every day. On both the 8th and 9th the maxima were 24.7°C and 24.8°C. respectively. Patchy rain occurred after mid month, but no significant rain fell during the last week. Temperatures during the second half of October were mainly close to, or a little below, average, although no maxima were below 14°C.

November - Very dry, sunny and rather mild.
 Mean Temperature  8.5°C  
 Monthly Highest 15.6°C  Total Rain 25 mm
 Monthly Lowest -3.7°C Total Sun 86 hrs

There was plenty of sunshine during the first week, and clear skies overnight led to some sharp frosts. However, daytime temperatures were close to average. The second week was mild and unsettled. Maximum temperatures were generally in the range 14 to 16°C. A short cold snap after mid November contained 3 of the 5 days during the month when the temperature failed to rise above 10 Celsius, and on the 17th the high was only 5.1°C. The rest of the month was mainly mild and unsettled, but although measurable rain fell on 14 days, there were only 2 days when the total exceeded 2 mm.

December - Cold and rather wet with sunshine near normal
 Mean Temperature  3.3°C  
 Monthly Highest 13.4°C  Total Rain 88 mm
 Monthly Lowest -5.1°C Total Sun 45 hrs

The opening 3 days of the month were mild and changeable. On the 2nd, the temperature reached 12.9°C.  On the 4th it became colder, and on the 5th there was snow. On the morning of the 6th, there were 4cm of snow lying, and the maximum temperatures on both the 6th and 7th were under 1°C.  Snow lay on the ground until the 10th, and there were some frosty nights. The minimum on the night of the 8th/9th was minus 5.0°C. After the 11th, temperatures approached normal at times and it was occasionally wet. On the 19th, 30mm of rain fell. There were some colder days with sleet or snow, and an isolated very mild day occurred on the 22nd when the temperature reached 13.4°C. After Christmas there was further very cold and frosty weather with a little snow. On the 30th freezing rain fell all day, amounting to 9mm, with a maximum temperature of 0.5°C. 

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