August was an unremarkable month and did little to improve on the fairly dismal and cool summer that we have suffered. The best temperature for the month was 20.9°C which only equated with the average temperature for August. Rainfall was remarkably less than average with 44 mm being recorded against an average of 53 mm.
The generally wet summer continues with rainfall in July amounting to over twice the average for the month (52.7mm). Warm sunny days were few and far between with the highest temperature of 25.4 ° C during a very brief warm spell mid-month.
Apart from the February rainfall, which at 108 mm was substantially higher than the average 39 mm for the month, the weather was generally unremarkable. We avoided the worst of the wind and storms at the end of the month and which had a much more significant impact in the South.
January was a very uncomplicated month. Rainfall was well beneath average and certainly considerably less than the same month last year. We had some frosty mornings but temperatures were very average for the time of year and snowfall amounted to almost nothing and then being confined mainly to the higher ground of The Cheviot.
The very wet trend of the last two months continued into January with almost five times the average rainfall for the month. Average - 58.9 mm. Actual 289.3 mm. Wind was also a dominant factor in the latter part of the month with wet and windy weather forecast to continue into February.
November was a very wet month with rainfall being more than double the 75mm average for November.
Despite the new move to the naming of storms in the UK, the three that did occur did not bring unusually bad conditions to our area. The naming process is more of a political move to promote awareness of climate for the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris this December.