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Regional values - December 2008

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 6.1 -0.8 0.2 -1.3 3.1 -1.1 54.0 141 87.9 70 11.3 -4.0 14.3 4.5
England 6.4 -1.1 0.7 -1.3 3.5 -1.2 66.9 150 58.4 65 8.5 -4.6 13.7 4.7
Wales 6.5 -0.9 0.4 -1.8 3.5 -1.4 63.4 164 95.1 55 12.6 -4.5 15.3 6.8
Scotland 5.3 -0.4 -0.6 -1.1 2.3 -0.8 32.3 112 136.2 80 15.1 -3.2 15.2 3.3
N Ireland 7.0 -0.5 0.6 -1.5 3.8 -1.0 41.3 122 79.7 67 13.9 -3.0 13.3 5.6
England & Wales 6.4 -1.0 0.6 -1.4 3.5 -1.2 66.4 152 63.5 62 9.1 -4.6 14.0 5.0
England N 5.8 -0.8 0.2 -1.1 3.0 -1.0 56.6 141 77.5 77 11.0 -2.9 14.7 4.4
England S 6.7 -1.2 0.9 -1.4 3.8 -1.3 72.3 154 48.3 57 7.2 -5.5 13.2 4.8
Scotland N 5.1 -0.4 -0.5 -0.9 2.2 -0.7 24.4 110 147.5 78 17.4 -2.8 13.9 1.9
Scotland E 5.0 -0.3 -1.0 -1.0 1.9 -0.7 35.4 102 99.6 83 12.3 -3.0 16.5 3.0
Scotland W 5.8 -0.5 -0.2 -1.4 2.8 -1.0 39.8 125 159.8 81 14.9 -3.7 15.6 5.7
England E & NE 5.8 -0.8 0.3 -1.0 3.1 -0.9 56.6 130 59.7 78 9.7 -2.8 14.0 3.7
England NW & Wales N 6.1 -0.8 0.2 -1.6 3.1 -1.2 55.1 149 100.5 68 13.0 -3.2 15.3 5.7
Midlands 6.1 -1.1 0.5 -1.2 3.3 -1.2 66.7 156 54.7 66 8.2 -4.7 14.8 5.2
East Anglia 6.4 -1.2 1.0 -1.2 3.7 -1.1 67.7 141 27.2 48 6.8 -4.3 12.4 4.0
England SW & Wales S 7.0 -1.2 1.1 -1.7 4.0 -1.4 73.9 167 86.2 57 10.6 -5.7 13.0 5.7
England SE & Central S 6.9 -1.2 0.8 -1.7 3.8 -1.5 77.5 160 44.4 52 5.6 -6.6 13.7 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 6.1 -0.5 0.2 -0.9 3.1 -0.7 54 137 87.9 76 11.3 -3.7 14.3 3.5
England 6.4 -0.6 0.7 -0.9 3.5 -0.8 66.9 148 58.4 69 8.5 -4.3 13.7 3.5
Wales 6.5 -0.6 0.4 -1.4 3.5 -1.0 63.4 155 95.1 58 12.6 -4.1 15.3 5.8
Scotland 5.3 -0.2 -0.6 -0.9 2.3 -0.6 32.3 109 136.2 87 15.1 -2.8 15.2 2.7
N Ireland 7.0 -0.2 0.6 -1.2 3.8 -0.7 41.3 117 79.7 73 13.9 -2.6 13.3 4.7
England & Wales 6.4 -0.6 0.6 -0.9 3.5 -0.8 66.4 149 63.5 66 9.1 -4.2 14.0 3.8
England N 5.8 -0.5 0.2 -0.8 3.0 -0.6 56.6 138 77.5 83 11.0 -2.5 14.7 3.3
England S 6.7 -0.7 0.9 -0.9 3.8 -0.8 72.3 153 48.3 60 7.2 -5.2 13.2 3.6
Scotland N 5.1 -0.2 -0.5 -0.8 2.2 -0.5 24.4 108 147.5 83 17.4 -2.6 13.9 1.5
Scotland E 5.0 -0.0 -1.0 -0.8 1.9 -0.4 35.4 100 99.6 91 12.3 -2.7 16.5 2.2
Scotland W 5.8 -0.3 -0.2 -1.2 2.8 -0.7 39.8 118 159.8 90 14.9 -3.1 15.6 4.9
England E & NE 5.8 -0.4 0.3 -0.6 3.1 -0.5 56.6 130 59.7 83 9.7 -2.6 14.0 2.6
England NW & Wales N 6.1 -0.5 0.2 -1.2 3.1 -0.8 55.1 141 100.5 73 13.0 -2.7 15.3 4.6
Midlands 6.1 -0.6 0.5 -0.8 3.3 -0.7 66.7 154 54.7 70 8.2 -4.3 14.8 4.0
East Anglia 6.4 -0.7 1.0 -0.6 3.7 -0.6 67.7 143 27.2 49 6.8 -4.1 12.4 2.7
England SW & Wales S 7.0 -0.8 1.1 -1.3 4.0 -1.1 73.9 160 86.2 61 10.6 -5.2 13.0 4.7
England SE & Central S 6.9 -0.7 0.8 -1.1 3.8 -0.9 77.5 158 44.4 55 5.6 -6.3 13.7 3.7

Last updated: 1355 on 24 Aug 09.




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