Steventon Weather

July 2022

July opened with a continuation of sunny periods and a heavy shower bringing 4.4mm of rain on 2nd. The sunshine with light variable winds continued, the barometer reaching its highest point of the month on 7th, although it remained high throughout.

With long, sunny spells the temperature was steadily rising, from 19.6°C on 2nd (the only day not reaching 20°C), up to 30.2°C on 11th. It remained in the high twenties until 18th when the thermometer registered a maximum of 34.7°C on 18th and 37.2°C (99.0°F) on 19th, the hottest day of the month.

There had been long sunny days but with a sharp drop in pressure on 19th it clouded over. It only reached 26.6°C on 20th, nearly 10°C lower than the previous day. It was accompanied by 4.7mm rain over 20th/21st. This was the first rain for 19 days. Apart from 2.0mm on 24th/25th it was the last significant rain for the month.

This brought the total rainfall for the month to 11.8mm, 23.7% of my long-term average and the lowest total since 2016, with 7.1mm and 1999 with 8.0mm. It was the fourth dry month in a row.

The average temperature for July was 2.62°C above my long-term average, only 1983, 2006 and 2018 being warmer.

Nights were generally warm, not falling below 10°C (on 5th) and 20°C on 19th.

July 2022 was a real summer month with long sunny days and warm nights, minimal rainfall and no thunderstorms. However, gardeners and farmers despair at low yields and failed crops in spite of watering and irrigation.

Mike Wilkins

25 year Rainfall averages are from 1992-2016
30 year Temperature averages are from 1981-2010

Weather Summary table for 2021 at Steventon, Oxfordshire.

30 year temperature averages for Steventon are from 1981-2010
25 year rainfall averages are from 1992-2016

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MonthTemperature
°C
Rainfall
mm%
25yr avg.
MaxMinMonthly Average30yr
Avg.
>30yr
Avg.
 25yr
avg.
January 12.1 -2.8 4.14 4.57 -0.43 06.2 66.4 144.8
February 16.0 -4.1 5.63 4.69 0.93 41.9 45.9 91.2
March 21.5 0.3 7.98 6.86 1.11 30.7 41.9 73.2
April 18.1 -1.0 7.65 9.17 -1.52 27.3 53.0 51.5
May 23.1 1.8 11.49 12.64 -1.14 106.5 60.2 176.9
June 27.7 7.5 17.54 15.82 1.72 85.3 47.7 178.7
July 31.2 12.4 19.58 17.91 1.76 37.6 49.8 75.5
August 24.1 10.4 17.70 17.43 0.27 32.9 56.1 58.6
September 28.7 7.3 17.25 14.50 2.75 35.6 51.8 68.8
October 19.9 6.1 12.96 10.76 2.21 88.6 70.0 126.6
November 14.9 -1.3 7.66 6.94 0.72 17.35 74.9 23.1
December 14.7 -1.7 7.37 4.76 2.61 48.4 64.1 75.5
Year 31.2 -4.1 11.41 10.50 0.91 648.3 682.0 95.1

Summary data from Mike Wilkins, January 2021