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Regional values - December 2002

These regional values use the latest available data from the UK climate network of observing stations. They show the Met Office's best assessment of the weather that was experienced across the UK. The columns headed 'Anom' (anomaly) show the differences from or percentages of the long-term averages.

Met Office defined regions that are used in the table below:
General regions map |  Districts map

The following table shows comparisons with the 1971 to 2000 averages.

Regional values compared with 1971 to 2000
Region Max temp Min temp Mean temp Sunshine Rainfall Days rain >=1mm Days air frost
  Actual
[°C]
Anom
[°C]
Actual
[°C]
Anom
[°C]
Actual
[°C]
Anom
[°C]
Actual
[hours]
Anom
[%]
Actual
[mm]
Anom
[%]
Actual
[days]
Anom
[days]
Actual
[days]
Anom
[days]
UK 6.8 -0.1 2.8 1.3 4.8 0.6 30.9 80 109.2 88 15.0 -0.3 6.1 -3.7
England 7.4 0.0 3.5 1.5 5.4 0.8 33.7 76 121.6 134 16.4 3.4 4.5 -4.6
Wales 7.2 -0.2 3.3 1.0 5.2 0.4 37.9 98 172.6 100 17.4 0.2 5.7 -2.8
Scotland 5.5 -0.2 1.5 1.0 3.5 0.4 23.3 80 75.0 44 12.2 -6.0 9.1 -2.7
N Ireland 7.1 -0.4 2.7 0.7 4.9 0.2 35.8 105 89.6 76 13.2 -3.7 5.5 -2.2
England & Wales 7.4 -0.0 3.4 1.4 5.4 0.7 34.3 78 128.6 126 16.6 2.9 4.6 -4.3
England N 6.3 -0.3 2.6 1.3 4.5 0.5 33.6 84 120.3 119 16.3 2.4 5.7 -4.6
England S 8.0 0.2 3.9 1.6 5.9 0.9 33.8 72 122.2 144 16.5 3.8 3.8 -4.6
Scotland N 5.4 -0.1 1.1 0.7 3.2 0.3 22.3 101 48.2 25 10.0 -10.2 10.8 -1.2
Scotland E 5.2 -0.1 1.7 1.8 3.5 0.9 17.0 49 99.4 83 15.8 0.5 8.2 -5.3
Scotland W 6.0 -0.3 1.9 0.6 3.9 0.2 31.1 97 85.7 44 11.4 -7.2 7.8 -2.1
England E & NE 6.5 -0.2 2.8 1.5 4.6 0.7 29.8 69 109.1 142 16.5 4.0 5.2 -5.2
England NW & Wales N 6.6 -0.3 2.8 1.0 4.7 0.3 38.9 105 139.5 94 16.4 0.2 5.9 -3.7
Midlands 7.1 -0.1 3.3 1.5 5.2 0.7 35.8 84 110.0 133 16.3 3.5 4.9 -4.7
East Anglia 7.9 0.3 3.8 1.7 5.8 1.0 24.4 51 99.5 175 14.9 3.8 3.5 -5.0
England SW & Wales S 8.1 -0.0 3.9 1.1 6.0 0.5 39.1 88 170.5 112 17.7 1.4 4.5 -2.7
England SE & Central S 8.5 0.4 4.2 1.8 6.3 1.1 34.2 70 140.0 163 17.2 5.0 3.3 -5.2

The following table shows comparisons with the 1961 to 1990 averages.

Regional values compared with 1961 to 1990
Region Max temp Min temp Mean temp Sunshine Rainfall Days rain >=1mm Days air frost
  Actual
[°C]
Anom
[°C]
Actual
[°C]
Anom
[°C]
Actual
[°C]
Anom
[°C]
Actual
[hours]
Anom
[%]
Actual
[mm]
Anom
[%]
Actual
[days]
Anom
[days]
Actual
[days]
Anom
[days]
UK 6.8 0.3 2.8 1.6 4.8 0.9 30.9 79 109.2 94 15.0 0.0 6.1 -4.7
England 7.4 0.4 3.5 1.9 5.4 1.2 33.7 75 121.6 143 16.4 3.6 4.5 -5.8
Wales 7.2 0.2 3.3 1.4 5.2 0.8 37.9 93 172.6 105 17.4 0.7 5.7 -3.8
Scotland 5.5 0.0 1.5 1.2 3.5 0.7 23.3 78 75.0 48 12.2 -5.6 9.1 -3.3
N Ireland 7.1 -0.2 2.7 1.0 4.9 0.4 35.8 102 89.6 82 13.2 -3.4 5.5 -3.1
England & Wales 7.4 0.4 3.4 1.9 5.4 1.1 34.3 77 128.6 135 16.6 3.2 4.6 -5.5
England N 6.3 0.1 2.6 1.7 4.5 0.9 33.6 82 120.3 128 16.3 2.7 5.7 -5.8
England S 8.0 0.6 3.9 2.1 5.9 1.3 33.8 71 122.2 153 16.5 4.1 3.8 -5.8
Scotland N 5.4 0.1 1.1 0.9 3.2 0.5 22.3 99 48.2 27 10.0 -10.0 10.8 -1.6
Scotland E 5.2 0.1 1.7 2.0 3.5 1.1 17.0 48 99.4 90 15.8 0.8 8.2 -6.1
Scotland W 6.0 -0.1 1.9 0.9 3.9 0.4 31.1 92 85.7 49 11.4 -6.6 7.8 -2.9
England E & NE 6.5 0.2 2.8 1.9 4.6 1.1 29.8 68 109.1 152 16.5 4.1 5.2 -6.3
England NW & Wales N 6.6 0.1 2.8 1.3 4.7 0.7 38.9 99 139.5 101 16.4 0.7 5.9 -4.8
Midlands 7.1 0.4 3.3 2.0 5.2 1.2 35.8 83 110.0 141 16.3 3.8 4.9 -5.8
East Anglia 7.9 0.8 3.8 2.2 5.8 1.5 24.4 51 99.5 178 14.9 4.0 3.5 -6.2
England SW & Wales S 8.1 0.3 3.9 1.5 6.0 0.9 39.1 85 170.5 120 17.7 1.8 4.5 -3.8
England SE & Central S 8.5 0.9 4.2 2.3 6.3 1.6 34.2 70 140.0 174 17.2 5.3 3.3 -6.7

Last updated: 1044 on 5 Feb 09.




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