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Regional values - Winter 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 6.7 0.3 1.3 0.4 4.0 0.3 184.0 124 272.5 82 38.5 -4.8 32.2 -0.6
England 7.2 0.2 1.8 0.5 4.5 0.4 201.5 123 238.0 101 36.6 -0.3 29.6 -1.1
Wales 6.9 0.1 1.8 0.2 4.3 0.2 191.9 129 350.8 79 43.4 -4.6 29.3 0.2
Scotland 5.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 3.0 0.3 154.6 125 309.3 67 39.8 -11.9 38.6 0.1
N Ireland 7.2 0.1 1.7 0.3 4.4 0.1 173.9 126 266.3 82 41.2 -7.6 25.5 -1.3
England & Wales 7.1 0.2 1.8 0.4 4.5 0.3 200.1 124 253.6 96 37.6 -0.9 29.5 -0.9
England N 6.4 0.2 1.2 0.4 3.8 0.3 193.2 128 242.8 92 38.3 -0.8 33.0 -1.4
England S 7.6 0.2 2.1 0.5 4.9 0.4 205.8 121 235.4 107 35.7 0.0 27.8 -0.9
Scotland N 5.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 2.9 0.3 144.4 135 333.3 64 40.6 -16.2 40.9 1.9
Scotland E 5.3 0.4 0.0 0.5 2.6 0.4 155.7 111 256.8 78 38.9 -4.9 40.1 -3.5
Scotland W 6.0 0.2 0.8 0.0 3.4 0.1 167.1 129 333.0 62 39.5 -13.7 34.3 1.4
England E & NE 6.5 0.2 1.3 0.6 3.9 0.4 187.5 117 216.2 108 38.2 3.0 32.3 -2.2
England NW & Wales N 6.6 0.1 1.4 0.2 4.0 0.2 198.4 139 296.9 78 40.3 -5.1 31.4 -0.7
Midlands 7.0 0.2 1.6 0.5 4.3 0.3 197.4 127 202.7 95 34.3 -2.0 31.4 -1.0
East Anglia 7.5 0.3 2.0 0.6 4.7 0.5 194.3 112 197.2 134 34.9 3.9 28.0 -1.4
England SW & Wales S 7.6 0.0 2.5 0.3 5.0 0.2 206.0 126 347.2 88 42.2 -3.6 25.6 0.3
England SE & Central S 7.9 0.3 2.2 0.5 5.1 0.4 218.3 124 259.1 117 35.5 0.8 28.4 -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 6.7 0.7 1.3 0.7 4.0 0.7 184.0 124 272.5 89 38.5 -3.6 32.2 -3.8
England 7.2 0.7 1.8 0.9 4.5 0.8 201.5 126 238.0 106 36.6 0.3 29.6 -4.4
Wales 6.9 0.5 1.8 0.6 4.3 0.6 191.9 127 350.8 84 43.4 -3.2 29.3 -3.2
Scotland 5.6 0.7 0.3 0.6 3.0 0.6 154.6 120 309.3 74 39.8 -9.7 38.6 -2.6
N Ireland 7.2 0.4 1.7 0.6 4.4 0.5 173.9 122 266.3 87 41.2 -5.9 25.5 -4.5
England & Wales 7.1 0.7 1.8 0.9 4.5 0.8 200.1 126 253.6 101 37.6 -0.2 29.5 -4.3
England N 6.4 0.6 1.2 0.8 3.8 0.7 193.2 130 242.8 98 38.3 -0.1 33.0 -4.6
England S 7.6 0.8 2.1 0.9 4.9 0.8 205.8 124 235.4 112 35.7 0.5 27.8 -4.3
Scotland N 5.7 0.8 0.1 0.5 2.9 0.6 144.4 128 333.3 72 40.6 -13.5 40.9 -0.6
Scotland E 5.3 0.7 0.0 0.9 2.6 0.8 155.7 110 256.8 84 38.9 -3.8 40.1 -6.2
Scotland W 6.0 0.5 0.8 0.4 3.4 0.5 167.1 122 333.0 70 39.5 -10.6 34.3 -1.6
England E & NE 6.5 0.7 1.3 1.0 3.9 0.8 187.5 120 216.2 113 38.2 3.1 32.3 -5.4
England NW & Wales N 6.6 0.6 1.4 0.6 4.0 0.6 198.4 136 296.9 84 40.3 -3.5 31.4 -4.1
Midlands 7.0 0.8 1.6 0.9 4.3 0.8 197.4 129 202.7 99 34.3 -1.4 31.4 -4.3
East Anglia 7.5 0.9 2.0 1.1 4.7 1.0 194.3 116 197.2 137 34.9 3.8 28.0 -4.9
England SW & Wales S 7.6 0.5 2.5 0.7 5.0 0.6 206.0 126 347.2 93 42.2 -2.5 25.6 -2.9
England SE & Central S 7.9 0.8 2.2 1.0 5.1 0.9 218.3 127 259.1 123 35.5 1.3 28.4 -4.2

Last updated: 1043 on 5 Feb 09.




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