Huddersfield Weather Watch – February 2016


Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:17:00 GMT

‌Storms Henry and Imogen bring gale-force winds

waterfall Temperatures for the month were slightly below average and rainfall figures slightly above.  Wind speeds were also above average with significant gusts of wind.  Storm Henry brought widespread gale-force winds on the 1st and 2nd especially in the north, and then storm Imogen brought further strong winds mainly to the south on the 7th and 8th (Met Office).  The average figures are those recorded from the Applied Sciences weather station since 1990.

The monthly mean temperature was 5.04˚C compared to the average figure for February of 5.45˚C.  The warmest day of the month was Thursday 4th with an average temperature of 10.1˚C.  The highest maximum temperature of 13.4˚C was recorded on Monday 1st.  The coldest day of the month was Monday 15th with an average temperature of 1.5˚C; the lowest minimum temperature of -3.0˚C was also recorded on this day.  The temperature fell below zero on 6 days of the month. 

A total of 80mm of rainfall was recorded during the month (average 72.36mm).  The wettest day of the month was Monday 8th with 15mm of rain (18.75% of the month’s total).  Eight days of the month escaped rainfall, the driest spell falling between Tuesday 23rd and Sunday 28th inclusive.

The mean wind speed for the month was 13.8km/hr.  The highest mean wind speed was 46.44km/hr recorded on Monday 1st.  The highest gust of wind for the whole month was 136.8km/hr again recorded on Monday 1st

The prevailing wind direction for the month was south west.

Julie Walker
Resource Centre and Environmental Technician
School of Applied Sciences

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