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Regional values - December

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 5.1 -1.8 -0.7 -2.3 2.1 -2.0 50.8 132 100.9 81 16.90 1.6 16.3 6.4
England 5.8 -1.6 0.1 -1.8 3.0 -1.7 63.6 143 93.4 103 17.20 4.2 14.3 5.2
Wales 5.8 -1.6 0.2 -2.1 3.0 -1.8 53.0 138 154.3 89 18.90 1.8 13.2 4.7
Scotland 3.6 -2.0 -2.5 -3.0 0.5 -2.6 29.4 102 103.1 61 16.20 -2.1 20.5 8.6
N Ireland 5.4 -2.0 -0.6 -2.7 2.4 -2.3 48.3 142 77.2 65 14.40 -2.5 15.8 8.0
England & Wales 5.8 -1.6 0.1 -1.9 3.0 -1.7 62.2 142 101.8 100 17.50 3.8 14.2 5.2
England N 4.8 -1.8 -0.5 -1.9 2.1 -1.8 57.8 144 95.8 95 18.40 4.5 16.3 5.9
England S 6.3 -1.5 0.5 -1.8 3.4 -1.7 66.7 142 92.1 109 16.60 4.0 13.3 4.9
Scotland N 3.5 -2.0 -2.5 -2.9 0.4 -2.5 28.4 128 98.0 52 16.70 -3.6 20.1 8.1
Scotland E 3.3 -2.0 -3.2 -3.2 -0.1 -2.6 29.0 84 98.2 82 16.90 1.6 22.0 8.6
Scotland W 4.2 -2.1 -1.7 -3.0 1.2 -2.6 31.0 97 115.1 58 14.70 -3.9 19.4 9.5
England E & NE 4.9 -1.8 -0.6 -1.8 2.1 -1.8 65.2 150 87.4 114 18.50 6.0 16.2 5.8
England NW & Wales N 5.2 -1.7 -0.3 -2.0 2.5 -1.9 46.9 127 124.1 84 18.60 2.5 15.5 5.9
Midlands 5.4 -1.8 -0.1 -1.8 2.6 -1.8 65.5 154 74.0 89 15.70 2.9 14.8 5.1
East Anglia 6.1 -1.4 0.6 -1.6 3.3 -1.5 65.0 135 79.7 140 17.40 6.3 13.5 5.0
England SW & Wales S 6.6 -1.5 0.8 -2.0 3.7 -1.8 62.7 141 137.5 91 18.00 1.7 11.3 4.1
England SE & Central S 6.8 -1.3 0.5 -2.0 3.6 -1.7 66.2 136 113.1 131 17.40 5.2 13.9 5.4

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 5.1 -1.4 -0.7 -1.9 2.1 -1.7 50.8 129 100.9 87 16.90 1.9 16.3 5.5
England 5.8 -1.2 0.1 -1.4 3.0 -1.3 63.6 141 93.4 110 17.20 4.5 14.3 4.0
Wales 5.8 -1.3 0.2 -1.7 3.0 -1.5 53.0 130 154.3 94 18.90 2.2 13.2 3.6
Scotland 3.6 -1.8 -2.5 -2.8 0.5 -2.3 29.4 99 103.1 66 16.20 -1.7 20.5 8.0
N Ireland 5.4 -1.8 -0.6 -2.4 2.4 -2.1 48.3 137 77.2 70 14.40 -2.1 15.8 7.2
England & Wales 5.8 -1.2 0.1 -1.4 3.0 -1.3 62.2 139 101.8 106 17.50 4.1 14.2 4.0
England N 4.8 -1.4 -0.5 -1.5 2.1 -1.4 57.8 141 95.8 102 18.40 4.8 16.3 4.8
England S 6.3 -1.1 0.5 -1.3 3.4 -1.2 66.7 141 92.1 115 16.60 4.3 13.3 3.7
Scotland N 3.5 -1.8 -2.5 -2.8 0.4 -2.3 28.4 126 98.0 55 16.70 -3.3 20.1 7.7
Scotland E 3.3 -1.8 -3.2 -2.9 -0.1 -2.4 29.0 82 98.2 89 16.90 1.9 22.0 7.7
Scotland W 4.2 -1.9 -1.7 -2.8 1.2 -2.3 31.0 92 115.1 65 14.70 -3.3 19.4 8.7
England E & NE 4.9 -1.4 -0.6 -1.5 2.1 -1.4 65.2 150 87.4 122 18.50 6.2 16.2 4.7
England NW & Wales N 5.2 -1.3 -0.3 -1.7 2.5 -1.5 46.9 120 124.1 90 18.60 3.0 15.5 4.8
Midlands 5.4 -1.3 -0.1 -1.4 2.6 -1.4 65.5 151 74.0 95 15.70 3.2 14.8 4.0
East Anglia 6.1 -1.0 0.6 -1.0 3.3 -1.0 65.0 137 79.7 143 17.40 6.4 13.5 3.7
England SW & Wales S 6.6 -1.2 0.8 -1.6 3.7 -1.4 62.7 136 137.5 97 18.00 2.2 11.3 3.1
England SE & Central S 6.8 -0.9 0.5 -1.4 3.6 -1.1 66.2 135 113.1 140 17.40 5.5 13.9 3.9

Last updated: 1447 on 7 Jun 2010.




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