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The Weather of 2016 in Stornoway: At a Glance

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I've completed a climatological analyses of the weather in Stornoway during the year of 2016.  Rather than write a tedious monologue, I'be summarised all relevant monthly values in a Table, which is presented below.

Overall the year was mild with the mean temperature about +0.5degC above normal (but not as warm as it was in 2014).  Rainfall was close to average (i.e. much drier than in 2015, which was a record wet year) and there was near average sunshine too. The number of air frosts was below normal.

Station:

Stornoway Town 04004

                       

Status:

Semi-Homogenised

                     

Year

2016

                       

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

 Year

Mean Max

7.1

6.7

9.2

9.6

12.9

15.6

16.1

16.8

15.7

13.3

8.6

9.9

11.79

Mean Min

2.8

0.9

3.8

3.4

6.8

10.2

10.8

10.5

10.2

6.9

2.9

4.9

6.18

Mean (degC)

5.0

3.8

6.5

6.5

9.9

12.9

13.5

13.7

13.0

10.1

5.8

7.4

8.98

Highest Max

12.9

10.7

13.5

12.5

19.7

20.0

22.0

22.2

19.2

17.4

13.3

13.1

22.2

Highest Min

10.8

4.9

8.9

6.9

9.8

13.5

14.9

13.9

13.4

12.8

11.2

9.6

14.9

Lowest Max

2.5

3.6

4.6

5.8

9.7

11.9

14.3

14.2

12.2

9.6

3.9

3.9

2.5

Lowest Min

-1.9

-2.3

-2.1

-2.7

2.8

7.2

6.2

4.2

6.2

0.8

-2.5

-1.7

-2.7

Air frosts

7

8

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

2

30

Grass Frosts

16

23

19

12

1

0

0

0

0

9

17

10

107

Lowest Grass

-6.4

-5.5

-6.4

-5.4

-1.4

4.0

3.1

3.0

1.9

-4.1

-6.7

-6.7

-6.7

Precip (mm)

157.5

154.7

92.6

53.4

62.9

80.0

143.5

86.8

139.0

38.9

114.6

133.0

1257

Wettest

18.8

24.0

27.7

5.8

11.0

12.5

26.1

20.2

20.6

10.8

23.2

14.3

27.7

Raindays (>=0.2mm)

24

26

22

24

12

17

30

16

23

12

25

27

258

Wetdays (>=1.0mm)

18

23

14

14

10

14

23

12

21

10

21

23

203

Hail

7

12

4

7

2

0

0

0

0

0

6

6

44

Thunder

3

1

0

0

1

1

0

1

2

0

0

2

11

Snowfall

10

16

6

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

5

49

Snow Lying

7

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

Max snow depth (cm)

2

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Cloud percent

0.8188

0.7349

0.6956

0.7318

0.7042

0.8073

0.9346

0.6821

0.7243

0.5559

0.6170

0.7917

0.73

 

@eddy_weather, Stornoway, 2 Jan 2017