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Regional values - December 2003

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 7.3 0.5 1.3 -0.3 4.3 0.1 44.9 117 122.2 98 14.3 -1.0 11.1 1.3
England 7.8 0.4 1.7 -0.3 4.7 0.1 53.5 120 90.7 100 12.6 -0.5 10.9 1.9
Wales 7.8 0.4 1.9 -0.4 4.8 0.0 43.2 112 161.4 93 15.3 -1.9 9.6 1.1
Scotland 6.3 0.6 0.2 -0.3 3.2 0.2 31.9 110 168.7 99 16.7 -1.6 12.5 0.6
N Ireland 8.1 0.6 2.0 0.0 5.0 0.3 40.7 120 96.0 81 15.4 -1.5 8.3 0.5
England & Wales 7.8 0.4 1.7 -0.3 4.7 0.0 52.1 119 100.5 99 13.0 -0.7 10.7 1.8
England N 7.0 0.4 0.8 -0.5 3.9 -0.1 56.4 141 101.4 100 11.8 -2.1 13.9 3.5
England S 8.3 0.4 2.1 -0.2 5.2 0.1 52.0 111 85.0 100 13.1 0.4 9.4 1.0
Scotland N 6.0 0.5 0.2 -0.2 3.0 0.1 21.8 98 200.3 106 19.3 -0.9 12.4 0.3
Scotland E 6.0 0.7 -0.4 -0.4 2.8 0.2 40.3 116 115.0 96 14.3 -1.0 14.3 0.8
Scotland W 6.9 0.6 0.9 -0.3 3.9 0.2 36.7 115 183.9 93 15.5 -3.1 10.8 0.9
England E & NE 7.0 0.4 0.8 -0.4 3.9 -0.0 61.6 142 77.1 100 10.9 -1.6 14.0 3.6
England NW & Wales N 7.3 0.4 1.2 -0.6 4.2 -0.1 46.9 127 147.1 99 14.3 -1.9 12.3 2.7
Midlands 7.5 0.3 1.3 -0.4 4.4 -0.0 51.9 122 85.8 104 12.1 -0.7 12.9 3.3
East Anglia 7.9 0.4 1.9 -0.2 4.9 0.1 56.7 118 60.1 106 11.7 0.6 9.7 1.2
England SW & Wales S 8.7 0.5 2.7 -0.1 5.7 0.2 44.2 100 138.8 91 15.1 -1.2 6.8 -0.4
England SE & Central S 8.5 0.4 2.3 -0.1 5.4 0.2 54.4 112 85.3 99 13.6 1.4 8.1 -0.4

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 7.3 0.8 1.3 0.1 4.3 0.4 44.9 114 122.2 105 14.3 -0.7 11.1 0.3
England 7.8 0.8 1.7 0.2 4.7 0.5 53.5 118 90.7 107 12.6 -0.2 10.9 0.7
Wales 7.8 0.8 1.9 0.0 4.8 0.4 43.2 106 161.4 99 15.3 -1.4 9.6 0.0
Scotland 6.3 0.8 0.2 -0.1 3.2 0.4 31.9 107 168.7 108 16.7 -1.2 12.5 0.0
N Ireland 8.1 0.9 2.0 0.3 5.0 0.5 40.7 115 96.0 88 15.4 -1.1 8.3 -0.3
England & Wales 7.8 0.8 1.7 0.1 4.7 0.5 52.1 117 100.5 105 13.0 -0.3 10.7 0.6
England N 7.0 0.7 0.8 -0.2 3.9 0.3 56.4 138 101.4 108 11.8 -1.8 13.9 2.4
England S 8.3 0.8 2.1 0.3 5.2 0.6 52.0 110 85.0 106 13.1 0.7 9.4 -0.3
Scotland N 6.0 0.7 0.2 -0.1 3.0 0.3 21.8 97 200.3 113 19.3 -0.7 12.4 -0.0
Scotland E 6.0 0.9 -0.4 -0.1 2.8 0.4 40.3 114 115.0 105 14.3 -0.7 14.3 0.0
Scotland W 6.9 0.9 0.9 -0.1 3.9 0.4 36.7 109 183.9 104 15.5 -2.5 10.8 0.1
England E & NE 7.0 0.7 0.8 -0.0 3.9 0.4 61.6 142 77.1 108 10.9 -1.4 14.0 2.5
England NW & Wales N 7.3 0.8 1.2 -0.2 4.2 0.3 46.9 120 147.1 107 14.3 -1.4 12.3 1.5
Midlands 7.5 0.8 1.3 0.0 4.4 0.4 51.9 120 85.8 110 12.1 -0.4 12.9 2.1
East Anglia 7.9 0.8 1.9 0.3 4.9 0.6 56.7 120 60.1 108 11.7 0.7 9.7 -0.1
England SW & Wales S 8.7 0.8 2.7 0.3 5.7 0.6 44.2 96 138.8 98 15.1 -0.7 6.8 -1.4
England SE & Central S 8.5 0.9 2.3 0.5 5.4 0.7 54.4 111 85.3 106 13.6 1.7 8.1 -1.9

Last updated: 1043 on 5 Feb 09.




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