Huddersfield Weather Watch – July 2016


Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:38:00 BST

Extremely high temperatures recorded

plant ‌THE monthly temperatures for July were very close to the average expected figures for the time of year, however, some extremely high temperatures were recorded.  It was the driest month since February 2015.  Wind speeds were much higher than average.  The average figures are those recorded since 1990 from the School of Applied Sciences weather station.

The monthly mean temperature for the month was 17.41˚C (average 17.13˚C).  Tuesday 19th was the warmest day of the month with temperatures averaging an amazing 26.3˚C; thus making it the warmest July day and the second warmest day of all months since our records began!  The highest maximum temperature of 32.2˚C was also recorded on this day.  The coldest day of the month was Friday 1st with an average temperature of 12.4˚C, the lowest minimum temperature of 9.3˚C was also recorded on this day.

A total of 33.6mm of rainfall was recorded during the month compared to the average figure for July of 59.71mm making it the driest month since Feb 2015 and driest July since 2011.  The wettest day of the month, receiving 13.7% of the months total, was Friday 29th recording 4.6mm of rainfall.  Sixteen days of the month escaped rain with the driest spell falling between Saturday 16th and Sunday 24th.

It was the windiest July since 2010 with a mean wind speed of 11.27km/hr.  The highest mean wind speed was 20.88km recorded on Friday 15th; this is the highest mean wind speed recorded for July since 2005.  The maximum gust for the month was 89.28km/hr recorded on Wednesday 6th.

The prevailing wind direction was south west.

Julie Walker
Resource Centre and Environmental Technician
School of Applied Sciences



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