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Regional values - March 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 11.2 2.8 2.2 0.2 6.7 1.5 157.7 163 54.0 56 7.9 -6.4 7.3 -0.7
England 12.0 2.6 2.6 0.2 7.3 1.4 165.1 161 32.7 49 5.6 -6.5 6.6 -0.1
Wales 11.4 2.8 2.6 0.2 7.0 1.5 166.1 170 77.8 65 9.7 -5.3 6.6 -0.3
Scotland 9.9 3.0 1.4 0.5 5.6 1.7 144.2 162 83.9 60 10.8 -6.6 8.6 -1.9
N Ireland 11.5 2.6 1.9 -0.3 6.7 1.1 152.2 166 48.5 52 10.3 -6.1 6.9 0.6
England & Wales 11.9 2.7 2.6 0.2 7.2 1.4 165.2 162 38.9 53 6.1 -6.3 6.6 -0.1
England N 11.3 2.9 1.9 0.0 6.6 1.5 168.1 177 42.7 55 6.8 -6.2 7.7 -0.2
England S 12.3 2.5 2.9 0.3 7.6 1.4 163.5 154 27.4 45 4.9 -6.7 6.1 -0.0
Scotland N 9.7 3.1 1.5 0.8 5.6 1.9 128.4 152 101.1 65 12.4 -6.9 7.9 -3.1
Scotland E 10.1 3.2 0.8 0.3 5.4 1.7 155.5 162 54.3 55 8.3 -6.4 10.5 -1.4
Scotland W 10.2 2.8 1.7 0.2 5.9 1.5 153.7 177 92.0 58 11.2 -6.3 7.6 -0.9
England E & NE 11.4 2.7 1.8 0.1 6.6 1.4 171.3 173 27.9 46 5.6 -6.3 8.5 0.6
England NW & Wales N 11.3 3.0 2.1 -0.1 6.7 1.5 167.4 181 71.3 66 8.2 -6.4 7.0 -0.5
Midlands 12.1 2.9 2.1 -0.1 7.1 1.4 163.0 165 32.9 53 6.0 -6.1 7.2 0.1
East Anglia 12.2 2.3 2.5 -0.1 7.3 1.1 167.2 158 17.5 39 2.9 -7.7 7.5 1.4
England SW & Wales S 11.8 2.4 3.7 0.7 7.8 1.6 160.0 152 54.1 53 8.3 -5.7 4.3 -1.3
England SE & Central S 12.5 2.5 3.3 0.5 7.9 1.5 165.8 149 25.1 42 4.5 -6.5 5.6 -0.8

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 11.2 3.2 2.2 0.8 6.7 2.0 157.7 157 54.0 59 7.9 -6.0 7.3 -2.2
England 12.0 3.2 2.6 0.8 7.3 2.0 165.1 157 32.7 49 5.6 -6.3 6.6 -1.7
Wales 11.4 3.3 2.6 0.7 7.0 2.0 166.1 161 77.8 69 9.7 -4.8 6.6 -2.2
Scotland 9.9 3.4 1.4 0.9 5.6 2.1 144.2 155 83.9 65 10.8 -5.7 8.6 -3.1
N Ireland 11.5 2.9 1.9 0.1 6.7 1.5 152.2 157 48.5 53 10.3 -5.5 6.9 -0.8
England & Wales 11.9 3.2 2.6 0.8 7.2 2.0 165.2 158 38.9 53 6.1 -6.1 6.6 -1.8
England N 11.3 3.4 1.9 0.6 6.6 2.0 168.1 171 42.7 56 6.8 -5.8 7.7 -1.8
England S 12.3 3.1 2.9 0.9 7.6 2.0 163.5 150 27.4 44 4.9 -6.6 6.1 -1.6
Scotland N 9.7 3.4 1.5 1.2 5.6 2.3 128.4 144 101.1 69 12.4 -6.0 7.9 -4.2
Scotland E 10.1 3.6 0.8 0.7 5.4 2.1 155.5 158 54.3 58 8.3 -5.8 10.5 -2.6
Scotland W 10.2 3.1 1.7 0.6 5.9 1.9 153.7 166 92.0 64 11.2 -5.2 7.6 -2.3
England E & NE 11.4 3.3 1.8 0.6 6.6 2.0 171.3 170 27.9 46 5.6 -6.2 8.5 -0.8
England NW & Wales N 11.3 3.5 2.1 0.5 6.7 2.0 167.4 171 71.3 70 8.2 -5.8 7.0 -2.3
Midlands 12.1 3.4 2.1 0.6 7.1 2.0 163.0 161 32.9 53 6.0 -5.9 7.2 -1.7
East Anglia 12.2 2.9 2.5 0.6 7.3 1.8 167.2 156 17.5 38 2.9 -7.6 7.5 -0.0
England SW & Wales S 11.8 2.9 3.7 1.3 7.8 2.1 160.0 146 54.1 54 8.3 -5.3 4.3 -3.0
England SE & Central S 12.5 3.0 3.3 1.1 7.9 2.1 165.8 145 25.1 40 4.5 -6.6 5.6 -2.3

Last updated: 1040 on 5 Feb 09.




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