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Weather Notes:-
15th March - Birmingham had 19cm of snow lying during the morning.
20th-23rd of July - A total of 304mm of rain fell in 96 hours just north of Pickering on the North York Moors.  
17th November - Minimum temperature at Rickmansworth (Hertfordshire), a noted frost hollow, was minus 9°C.

In London...
 Temperature  10.4°C   Rainfall 643.9 mm   Warmest  31.7°C
 Sunshine 1403 hrs      Coldest  -3.9°C

JanuaryVery mild and rather wet with below average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature   6.5°C    
 Monthly Highest  13.4°C   Total Rain   69 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -2.1°C  Total Sun   42 hrs

The first half of January was mostly very mild, unsettled and windy. There were spells of sunshine, and on the 6th. it was sunny all day. On the 11th, over 13mm of rain fell, and on the 12th there were damaging winds with a gust of  56kn recorded. The weather then became less stormy, but it stayed mild for a while, with a maximum temperature above 13°C. on the 19th. The last 10 days were somewhat 
less mild, and the maximum on the 31st was only 5.9°C.
 
February - Very dry, dull, and rather cold.
 Mean Temperature   3.8°C    
 Monthly Highest  10.7°C   Total Rain   15 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -1.5°C  Total Sun   47 hrs

The early part of February was rather changeable; and often dull and cold with a little rain or sleet. On the 8th, the temperature only reached 3.1°C., but the following day was sunny and a little warmer. On the 15th, nearly 4mm of rain fell, but there were only 5 days during the month with measurable rain, and after the 17th it was dry. It remained fairly cloudy, and although rather cold at first, it became milder by day, and on the 27th the temperature rose above 10°C.

 
March - Above average sunshine, slightly below normal temperatures and near average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   6.3°C    
 Monthly Highest  14.5°C   Total Rain   38 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -3.1°C  Total Sun  122 hrs

The beginning of March was dry and mostly mild. The temperature on the 3rd rose above 14°C. At the end of the first week, the weather became unsettled and less mild. On the 15th, nearly 15mm of rain fell, and it then became cold with overnight frosts and sunshine and wintry showers by day. On the 19th, the temperature only reached 5.1°C., but the 24th was sunny all day.  During the last week of March, there were some milder days, but with occasional rain. 

April - Very dull and rather cold with slightly above average rainfall.
 Mean Temperature   8.3°C    
 Monthly Highest  20.0°C   Total Rain   47 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -0.5°C  Total Sun  104 hrs

Most of April was cloudy and changeable, and with winds frequently from a northeasterly direction it was often cold. Much of the rain was very light, but on the 4th, over 17mm was recorded. On the 19th, the maximum temperature was only 5.0°C., but after a slight frost early on the morning of the 21st, the weather became brighter and warmer. On the 25th, the  temperature reached 20°C., and on the last day of the month the sun shone from dawn until dusk.
  
May - Very wet, dull and rather cool.
 Mean Temperature  11.9°C    
 Monthly Highest  21.6°C   Total Rain   88 mm
 Monthly Lowest   4.1°C  Total Sun  152 hrs

In this changeable month the early days were wet at times with nearly 23mm of rain falling on the 3rd. It became cool, too,  and after a chilly night, the maximum temperature on the 8th was only 10.2°C. Temperature levels slowly recovered through the rest of the month, but warm and sunny days were confined to the last few days of May. On the 28th, it was sunny almost all through the day, and on the 29th the afternoon temperature almost reached 22°C.
 
June - Rather warm and dry with above average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature  16.6°C    
 Monthly Highest  27.4°C   Total Rain   33 mm
 Monthly Lowest   6.9°C  Total Sun  227 hrs

The month began fairly cool, and on the 3rd the temperature failed to rise above 15.6°C. There was plenty of sunshine at the end of the first week and into the second week, and temperatures rose above normal. The weather became thundery during the third week, and on the 18th there were severe thunderstorms with over 21mm of rain. It became cooler for a while, but the end of the month was sunny and warm. On the 30th, the temperature exceeded 27°C.
 
July - Rather dry and cool with below average sunshine.
 Mean Temperature  16.6°C    
 Monthly Highest  27.0°C   Total Rain   47 mm
 Monthly Lowest   8.9°C  Total Sun  173 hrs

The first week of July was mostly warm and fairly sunny. On the 5th the afternoon temperature reached 27°C., and on the 7th it was sunny all day. During the second week it turned cooler and cloudier and the weather then remained generally poor for the rest of the month. On the 23rd a brisk northwest wind accompanied the leaden skies and the temperature only reached 14.9°C., and in an unsettled end to the month, over 8mm of rain was measured on the 29th.
 
August - Rather wet and sunny with temperatures close to average
 Mean Temperature  17.1°C    
 Monthly Highest  31.7°C   Total Rain   72 mm
 Monthly Lowest   8.8°C  Total Sun  221 hrs

This was a very changeable and thundery month.  It was rather cool at times, and on the 13th the highest temperature was only 17.0°C.  However, despite the lack of warmth there were lengthy sunny spells, and on the 16th it was sunny all day. At the end of the month, very warm southeasterly winds developed and the temperature on the 29th almost reached 32°C. The low on the following night was only just under 18°C., but thunderstorms gave nearly 15mm of rain.

September - Rather wet and dull with temperatures close to normal.
 Mean Temperature  14.8°C    
 Monthly Highest  24.6°C   Total Rain   64 mm
 Monthly Lowest   7.1°C  Total Sun  117 hrs

The first 5 days were quite warm and sunny, and on the 5th the temperature almost reached 25°C. Thundery rain followed on the 6th, amounting to over 13mm in total. During the remainder of the month temperatures were mostly close to normal and the weather continued to be unsettled with plenty of cloud, wind and spells of rain and drizzle.  There were a few cooler days during the final week, and on the 26th, the maximum temperature was only 12.1°C. 
  
October - Dry and rather sunny with above average temperatures. 
 Mean Temperature  11.2°C    
 Monthly Highest  20.1°C   Total Rain   27 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -0.4°C  Total Sun  115 hrs

Although a little rain fell, most of the first 3 weeks were dry and fairly warm with spells of sunshine. The best of the weather occurred during the third week, and on the 17th the temperature rose above 20°C. The 18th was sunny all day, but at the end of the week the it became unsettled, and eventually colder. On the 20th, nearly 11mm of rain fell, and on the 27th, after the first air frost of the autumn overnight, the highest temperature during the day was only 9.0°C.  
 
November - Wet with above average sunshine and temperatures close to normal.
 Mean Temperature   7.1°C    
 Monthly Highest  14.0°C   Total Rain   98 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -3.9°C  Total Sun   60 hrs

The month was generally changeable, but between rain bands there were many days with sunshine, and nights with clear skies and sharp frosts. On the night of the 16th/17th the minimum temperature was close to minus 4°C., and on the following day the highest value was only 3.1°C. At the end of the third week the weather became much milder and wetter. On the 20th, nearly 18mm of rain was recorded, and the temperature during the day reached 14°C. 

December - Very dull, with below average rainfall and temperatures. 
 Mean Temperature   4.7°C    
 Monthly Highest  11.2°C   Total Rain   46 mm
 Monthly Lowest  -2.2°C  Total Sun   22 hrs

The first half of December was mostly unsettled with cloudy skies and occasional rain alternating with fairly sunny weather. On the 11th, nearly 11mm of rain fell, but on the 14th it was sunny for most of the day. A quieter spell of weather developed after mid month and was accompanied by some fog. On the 22nd and 23rd the fog became extremely dense. The maximum temperature on the 22nd was only 2.1°C.  Around Christmas it became changeable and milder. 

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