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June 2015 – Summary

This years dismal weather continued with June being the coldest, wettest, windiest and dullest on record here at Askernish with many of the more unwelcome records being broken.

The month began badly with record breaking winds, rainfall and low temperatures for the month of June, all within the first 24 hours. On the 1st, the pressure fell to 974.84mb, a new low for June. This front brought winds gusting to 50mph with wind speeds of 35mph on that day plus 17.4mm of rain, 7.4mm of which fell in just one hour.  Temperatures also struggled, only reaching 10.4°C, the lowest daily maximum recorded here in June.  A combination of both wind and low temperatures resulted in an apparent temperature of -4.2°C and a wind chill of -0.1°C, both record lows for June.

Wind, rain and low temperatures continued with the wind gusting to over 40 mph, on the 5th, this being the our windiest  June day with an average wind speed of 19.1 mph and a wind run of 459.4 miles. The highest  June rain rate of 34.4 mm/hour was also recorded on the 6th.

The cool, wet and windy conditions continued until high pressure moved in from the north on the 7th bringing drier,  brighter weather, resulting in 8 consecutive days with no rain. During this period, the pressure peaked on the 8th at 1039.32mb, yet another June record. Despite there being  12.4 hours of sunshine on the 14th, temperatures remained stubbornly low. The clear skies caused some chilly nights and early mornings when temperatures fell as low as 2.6°C on the 14th resulting in a wind chill of -0.8’C,  lowering still further the June record  set on the 1st.

Cloudy, wet and misty conditions once again prevailed from the 15th onwards . The increased cloud helped temperatures improve marginally, reaching 15°C for only the second time this year on the 26th. Temperatures peaked at 16.6°C on the 30th, the lowest maximum recorded here in June.

The rain, cloud and low temperatures were all features throughout June making it a month to forget. With 73.2mm of rain and 21 rain days, this was our wettest June. With the increased cloud, the sun shone on only 20 days with 83.0 hours of sunshine making it our dullest June on record.

Temperatures struggled throughout the month only averaging 11.0°C, another record low for June. Although the wind did not seem as significant, the average wind speed for the month was 10.0 mph resulting in a wind run of 7180.7 miles, yet more June records here at Askernish.

Summary for June 2015

Temperature (°C):

Mean (1 minute)     11.0                             Record low for the month of June
Mean (min+max)   11.1                              Record low for the month of June
Mean Minimum      9.0
Mean Maximum    13.2                              Record low for the month of June
Minimum                 2.6            13th
Maximum              16.6            30th            Record low for the month of June
Highest Minimum  13.5             30th
Lowest Maximum   10.4           1st             Record low for the month of June
Air frosts       0

Rainfall (mm):
Total for month      73.2                           Record high for the month of June
Wettest day             17.4          1st           Record high for the month of June
High rain rate        34.4             5th         Record high for the month of June
Rain days                21                             Record high for the month of June
Days >=  2.0mm  –     10                         Record high for the month of June
Days >= 10.0mm  –     1
Days>= 20.0mm  –    0
Dry days               9

Wind (mph):
Highest Gust           50.0       1st             Record high for the month of June
Average Speed        10.0                     Record high for the month of June
Wind Run         7180.7 miles                 Record high for the month of June
Gale days        0
Predominant Wind Direction      SSW

Pressure (mb):
Maximum          1039.32          8th            Record high for the month of June
Minimum          976.84             1st             Record low for the month of June

Days with snow falling                 0
Days with snow lying at 0900      0

Total hours of sunshine        83.0                   Record low for the month of June
Number of sunshine days        20                 Record low for the month of June
Sunniest day       14th         12.4 hours          Record low for the month of June