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Regional values - May 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 14.8 0.4 6.7 1.1 10.7 0.8 170.9 93 98.0 148 16.4 5.5 0.3 -1.1
England 16.2 0.8 7.4 1.1 11.8 0.9 192.5 101 66.1 118 13.2 3.5 0.2 -0.7
Wales 14.3 -0.2 7.0 1.0 10.6 0.4 173.6 92 128.7 159 17.1 5.6 0.5 -0.9
Scotland 12.9 0.1 5.6 1.1 9.2 0.6 141.1 81 137.4 174 20.3 8.1 0.5 -1.7
N Ireland 14.0 -0.1 6.5 0.9 10.2 0.4 132.4 75 127.8 188 22.4 9.9 0.2 -1.0
England & Wales 15.9 0.7 7.3 1.1 11.6 0.9 189.9 100 74.7 126 13.8 3.8 0.3 -0.7
England N 15.3 1.0 7.2 1.5 11.3 1.3 180.6 99 88.4 147 15.6 5.3 0.3 -1.0
England S 16.6 0.7 7.5 0.8 12.0 0.8 198.7 102 54.3 101 12.0 2.5 0.2 -0.5
Scotland N 12.4 0.2 5.1 0.8 8.7 0.5 136.5 80 147.1 182 20.7 7.9 0.6 -1.7
Scotland E 13.3 0.6 5.6 1.3 9.4 1.0 150.0 87 106.8 149 18.3 6.8 0.3 -2.2
Scotland W 13.1 -0.5 6.3 1.2 9.6 0.4 137.7 74 157.5 186 21.9 9.8 0.4 -1.3
England E & NE 15.8 1.5 7.0 1.5 11.4 1.5 186.8 103 67.5 125 14.4 4.7 0.2 -1.0
England NW & Wales N 14.5 0.0 7.4 1.5 10.9 0.8 171.8 92 133.3 182 17.7 6.4 0.3 -1.0
Midlands 16.2 0.8 7.3 1.2 11.8 1.0 193.0 106 65.6 118 13.6 3.6 0.4 -0.7
East Anglia 17.5 1.4 7.6 0.9 12.6 1.1 200.5 102 45.8 102 11.1 2.5 0.1 -0.5
England SW & Wales S 15.0 -0.1 7.3 0.7 11.1 0.3 186.7 96 86.7 121 14.7 4.0 0.3 -0.5
England SE & Central S 16.8 0.6 7.5 0.6 12.2 0.6 201.9 100 45.4 87 10.3 1.0 0.2 -0.6

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 14.8 0.7 6.7 1.2 10.7 1.0 170.9 95 98.0 137 16.4 4.5 0.3 -0.9
England 16.2 1.1 7.4 1.2 11.8 1.2 192.5 103 66.1 111 13.2 2.5 0.2 -0.6
Wales 14.3 0.1 7.0 1.2 10.6 0.7 173.6 94 128.7 148 17.1 4.4 0.5 -0.8
Scotland 12.9 0.4 5.6 1.2 9.2 0.8 141.1 85 137.4 159 20.3 7.0 0.5 -1.5
N Ireland 14.0 0.1 6.5 1.0 10.2 0.6 132.4 77 127.8 175 22.4 8.7 0.2 -0.9
England & Wales 15.9 0.9 7.3 1.2 11.6 1.1 189.9 102 74.7 118 13.8 2.8 0.3 -0.6
England N 15.3 1.2 7.2 1.7 11.3 1.4 180.6 102 88.4 136 15.6 4.3 0.3 -0.9
England S 16.6 1.0 7.5 1.0 12.0 1.0 198.7 104 54.3 95 12.0 1.5 0.2 -0.5
Scotland N 12.4 0.5 5.1 0.9 8.7 0.7 136.5 86 147.1 167 20.7 6.9 0.6 -1.4
Scotland E 13.3 0.9 5.6 1.4 9.4 1.2 150.0 92 106.8 137 18.3 5.8 0.3 -1.9
Scotland W 13.1 -0.1 6.3 1.3 9.6 0.6 137.7 77 157.5 168 21.9 8.5 0.4 -1.1
England E & NE 15.8 1.7 7.0 1.6 11.4 1.7 186.8 105 67.5 118 14.4 3.8 0.2 -0.9
England NW & Wales N 14.5 0.4 7.4 1.6 10.9 1.0 171.8 94 133.3 168 17.7 5.2 0.3 -0.9
Midlands 16.2 1.1 7.3 1.3 11.8 1.2 193.0 108 65.6 109 13.6 2.6 0.4 -0.6
East Anglia 17.5 1.6 7.6 1.0 12.6 1.3 200.5 103 45.8 97 11.1 1.5 0.1 -0.4
England SW & Wales S 15.0 0.3 7.3 0.9 11.1 0.6 186.7 98 86.7 113 14.7 3.0 0.3 -0.5
England SE & Central S 16.8 0.9 7.5 0.9 12.2 0.9 201.9 102 45.4 81 10.3 0.1 0.2 -0.5

Last updated: 1043 on 5 Feb 09.




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