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Regional values - May 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 16.8 2.5 7.6 1.9 12.2 2.2 201.7 109 47.9 72 7.1 -3.7 0.5 -0.9
England 17.7 2.3 8.3 2.0 13.0 2.1 194.0 102 62.1 111 7.7 -2.1 0.3 -0.6
Wales 17.2 2.7 8.3 2.3 12.7 2.5 187.2 99 61.2 76 10.6 -0.9 0.1 -1.2
Scotland 15.3 2.6 6.2 1.7 10.7 2.1 211.9 121 26.1 33 5.6 -6.6 0.9 -1.3
N Ireland 17.3 3.1 7.4 1.8 12.3 2.5 236.0 134 18.7 27 5.8 -6.8 0.2 -1.0
England & Wales 17.6 2.4 8.3 2.0 12.9 2.2 193.0 102 62.0 105 8.1 -1.9 0.3 -0.7
England N 16.5 2.2 7.4 1.7 11.9 1.9 201.8 111 28.6 47 5.5 -4.8 0.6 -0.7
England S 18.3 2.4 8.8 2.1 13.5 2.3 189.8 97 79.8 149 8.9 -0.6 0.1 -0.6
Scotland N 15.0 2.8 5.7 1.4 10.3 2.1 228.7 135 20.4 25 5.0 -7.9 1.2 -1.1
Scotland E 14.7 2.0 5.8 1.6 10.2 1.8 189.5 110 29.7 41 6.1 -5.3 1.1 -1.4
Scotland W 16.4 2.8 7.2 2.1 11.8 2.5 212.1 115 30.0 35 5.8 -6.3 0.3 -1.4
England E & NE 16.1 1.9 7.1 1.6 11.6 1.7 211.3 116 25.5 47 5.1 -4.6 0.8 -0.5
England NW & Wales N 17.2 2.8 8.0 2.1 12.6 2.4 195.7 104 34.9 48 7.1 -4.1 0.4 -1.0
Midlands 17.7 2.2 8.1 2.1 12.9 2.1 175.4 96 60.0 108 8.1 -1.8 0.2 -0.8
East Anglia 18.3 2.2 8.5 1.8 13.4 2.0 205.5 104 68.2 152 6.9 -1.7 0.2 -0.5
England SW & Wales S 17.5 2.5 8.9 2.3 13.2 2.4 184.2 94 93.2 130 11.4 0.6 0.1 -0.8
England SE & Central S 19.0 2.7 9.1 2.2 14.0 2.5 201.7 100 86.5 165 9.0 -0.2 0.1 -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 16.8 2.8 7.6 2.0 12.2 2.4 201.7 113 47.9 67 7.1 -4.8 0.5 -0.8
England 17.7 2.6 8.3 2.1 13.0 2.4 194.0 104 62.1 104 7.7 -3.1 0.3 -0.6
Wales 17.2 3.1 8.3 2.5 12.7 2.7 187.2 102 61.2 71 10.6 -2.1 0.1 -1.1
Scotland 15.3 2.9 6.2 1.8 10.7 2.3 211.9 128 26.1 30 5.6 -7.7 0.9 -1.0
N Ireland 17.3 3.4 7.4 2.0 12.3 2.7 236.0 137 18.7 26 5.8 -7.9 0.2 -0.9
England & Wales 17.6 2.7 8.3 2.2 12.9 2.4 193.0 104 62.0 98 8.1 -2.9 0.3 -0.6
England N 16.5 2.4 7.4 1.8 11.9 2.1 201.8 114 28.6 44 5.5 -5.8 0.6 -0.6
England S 18.3 2.7 8.8 2.3 13.5 2.5 189.8 99 79.8 140 8.9 -1.6 0.1 -0.6
Scotland N 15.0 3.1 5.7 1.5 10.3 2.2 228.7 144 20.4 23 5.0 -8.8 1.2 -0.8
Scotland E 14.7 2.3 5.8 1.7 10.2 2.0 189.5 116 29.7 38 6.1 -6.4 1.1 -1.1
Scotland W 16.4 3.2 7.2 2.2 11.8 2.7 212.1 119 30.0 32 5.8 -7.6 0.3 -1.2
England E & NE 16.1 2.1 7.1 1.7 11.6 1.9 211.3 119 25.5 45 5.1 -5.6 0.8 -0.4
England NW & Wales N 17.2 3.1 8.0 2.3 12.6 2.7 195.7 108 34.9 44 7.1 -5.3 0.4 -0.9
Midlands 17.7 2.5 8.1 2.2 12.9 2.3 175.4 98 60.0 100 8.1 -2.9 0.2 -0.7
East Anglia 18.3 2.4 8.5 1.9 13.4 2.2 205.5 106 68.2 145 6.9 -2.7 0.2 -0.4
England SW & Wales S 17.5 2.8 8.9 2.5 13.2 2.7 184.2 96 93.2 122 11.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.7
England SE & Central S 19.0 3.1 9.1 2.4 14.0 2.7 201.7 102 86.5 155 9.0 -1.1 0.1 -0.6

Last updated: 1043 on 5 Feb 09.




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