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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 ≥1 mm 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 2.4 -4.5 -4.1 -5.6 -0.9 -5.0 47.5 124 47.5 38 9.50 -5.8 23.3 13.5
England 2.7 -4.7 -3.5 -5.5 -0.4 -5.1 48.9 110 35.1 39 8.10 -5.0 23.2 14.1
Wales 3.0 -4.4 -3.8 -6.1 -0.5 -5.3 50.2 130 52.8 30 8.70 -8.4 23.1 14.6
Scotland 1.7 -4.0 -5.1 -5.6 -1.8 -4.8 41.8 145 62.7 37 12.00 -6.2 23.9 12.0
N Ireland 2.8 -4.6 -4.2 -6.2 -0.7 -5.4 61.5 181 69.1 58 9.80 -7.1 22.5 14.8
England & Wales 2.7 -4.7 -3.6 -5.6 -0.4 -5.1 49.1 112 37.6 37 8.20 -5.5 23.2 14.2
England N 2.0 -4.6 -4.4 -5.8 -1.2 -5.2 58.8 147 38.7 38 9.00 -4.9 22.8 12.4
England S 3.0 -4.8 -3.1 -5.4 -0.0 -5.1 43.7 93 33.2 39 7.60 -5.0 23.4 15.0
Scotland N 1.8 -3.7 -4.8 -5.2 -1.6 -4.5 27.5 124 75.4 40 14.20 -6.1 23.4 11.4
Scotland E 0.9 -4.3 -6.1 -6.0 -2.6 -5.2 45.6 131 50.5 42 10.80 -4.5 24.6 11.1
Scotland W 2.3 -4.0 -4.6 -5.8 -1.2 -4.9 57.1 179 58.3 30 10.50 -8.2 23.8 13.9
England E & NE 2.0 -4.7 -4.3 -5.6 -1.2 -5.1 59.5 137 40.7 53 9.90 -2.6 22.7 12.3
England NW & Wales N 2.5 -4.4 -4.3 -6.1 -0.9 -5.3 49.3 134 45.0 30 8.30 -7.9 23.2 13.6
Midlands 2.2 -4.9 -4.1 -5.8 -0.9 -5.4 48.2 113 27.5 33 7.30 -5.6 23.2 13.6
East Anglia 2.8 -4.7 -2.8 -4.9 0.0 -4.8 41.3 86 25.7 45 7.60 -3.4 23.2 14.7
England SW & Wales S 3.7 -4.5 -3.0 -5.8 0.3 -5.1 60.3 136 46.5 31 8.00 -8.3 22.8 15.5
England SE & Central S 3.3 -4.8 -2.7 -5.1 0.3 -5.0 29.8 61 42.2 49 8.60 -3.6 24.1 15.6

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 ≥1 mm 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 2.4 -4.1 -4.1 -5.3 -0.9 -4.7 47.5 121 47.5 41 9.50 -5.5 23.3 12.5
England 2.7 -4.3 -3.5 -5.1 -0.4 -4.7 48.9 108 35.1 41 8.10 -4.7 23.2 12.9
Wales 3.0 -4.1 -3.8 -5.7 -0.5 -4.9 50.2 123 52.8 32 8.70 -8.0 23.1 13.5
Scotland 1.7 -3.8 -5.1 -5.4 -1.8 -4.6 41.8 140 62.7 40 12.00 -5.8 23.9 11.4
N Ireland 2.8 -4.4 -4.2 -5.9 -0.7 -5.2 61.5 175 69.1 63 9.80 -6.8 22.5 13.9
England & Wales 2.7 -4.3 -3.6 -5.1 -0.4 -4.7 49.1 110 37.6 39 8.20 -5.1 23.2 13.0
England N 2.0 -4.2 -4.4 -5.4 -1.2 -4.8 58.8 143 38.7 41 9.00 -4.6 22.8 11.3
England S 3.0 -4.4 -3.1 -4.9 -0.0 -4.6 43.7 92 33.2 41 7.60 -4.7 23.4 13.7
Scotland N 1.8 -3.5 -4.8 -5.0 -1.6 -4.3 27.5 122 75.4 43 14.20 -5.8 23.4 11.0
Scotland E 0.9 -4.1 -6.1 -5.8 -2.6 -4.9 45.6 129 50.5 46 10.80 -4.2 24.6 10.3
Scotland W 2.3 -3.8 -4.6 -5.6 -1.2 -4.7 57.1 169 58.3 33 10.50 -7.5 23.8 13.1
England E & NE 2.0 -4.3 -4.3 -5.2 -1.2 -4.7 59.5 137 40.7 57 9.90 -2.5 22.7 11.2
England NW & Wales N 2.5 -4.1 -4.3 -5.7 -0.9 -4.9 49.3 126 45.0 33 8.30 -7.4 23.2 12.5
Midlands 2.2 -4.5 -4.1 -5.3 -0.9 -4.9 48.2 111 27.5 35 7.30 -5.2 23.2 12.4
East Anglia 2.8 -4.3 -2.8 -4.4 0.0 -4.3 41.3 87 25.7 46 7.60 -3.3 23.2 13.4
England SW & Wales S 3.7 -4.1 -3.0 -5.4 0.3 -4.8 60.3 130 46.5 33 8.00 -7.9 22.8 14.5
England SE & Central S 3.3 -4.4 -2.7 -4.6 0.3 -4.4 29.8 61 42.2 52 8.60 -3.3 24.1 14.1

Last updated: 1246 on 17 May 2011.




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