A really good summary and some lovely cloud pix. The take home for me is not the heat or temperature swings but the conti uance of substandard rainfall in the south. I know my garden is crying out for a proper wet day not a passing thunderstorm (as fun as they are to watch). It will come but when?
June in Reigate, Surrey continued the Summer 2015 theme of mostly cool, dry and sunny but with an unsettled start and THREE attempts at continental heat from Spanish Plumes in one month.
- Average Temperature 15.7C
- Tmax 30.6C (25.6)
- Tmin 5.5C (6.2)
- Total rainfall 15mm (30)
- sunshine 192 hours (175)
- max gust 28mph
The month started unsettled with a deep low pressure 976mb crossing Scotland from a very much cooler-than-usual North Atlantic bringing brisk winds for the time of year and comparatively cool temperatures. Another Atlantic LOW crossed Scotland through the first week 991mb (see satpic).
A weak first attempt at a Spanish Plume 5-6 June developed ahead of an Atlantic cold front and gave some limited thundery activity early morning on 5 June, these cells went on to become more significant further north east over E Anglia.
Pressure rose thereafter as an anticyclone built firmly over the UK. This HIGH…
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