The cool, cloudy conditions with light N–NW winds at the end of August continued into September. The maximum temperature on 1st was only 18.4℃.
The cool, cloudy conditions with light N–NW winds at the end of August continued into September. The maximum temperature on 1st was only 18.4°C.
After being overcast to start it became increasingly sunny and soon warmed up steadily rising to 26.7°C on 6th, followed by 28.7°Con 7th, the hottest day of the month (and since 22nd July), and 28.6℃ on 8th. There was 2.1mm of rain late evening of 8th, the first for 17 days, followed by 2.0mm the next day when the maximum temperature fell to 22.8°C.
Apart from 7.5mm rain overnight of 13th/14th it was dry with sunny periods until 26th. Then a depression brought some rain each day until the end of the month. Significant falls were 6.0mm on 26th and 14.5mm on 28th. The total for the month was 35.6mm, 68.8% of average and virtually the same as in 2020. For the year to date was it 494.0mm, 104.5% of average.
25 year Rainfall averages are from 1992-2016
30 year Temperature averages are from 1981-2010
30 year temperature averages for Steventon are from 1981-2010
Oxford rainfall averages are from 1992-2016
Summary data from Mike Wilkins, January 2021