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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 7.6 0.8 2.1 0.5 4.8 0.6 41.3 108 167.0 134 20.30 5.0 7.4 -2.4
England 8.5 1.1 2.8 0.8 5.6 0.9 54.0 121 102.7 114 16.70 3.6 5.5 -3.6
Wales 8.4 1.0 3.6 1.4 6.0 1.2 28.6 74 211.6 122 23.60 6.4 4.1 -4.3
Scotland 5.9 0.2 0.4 -0.1 3.1 0.0 26.6 92 264.7 156 24.40 6.2 12.1 0.2
N Ireland 7.7 0.2 2.3 0.3 5.0 0.2 26.3 78 150.9 127 26.20 9.3 4.6 -3.1
England & Wales 8.5 1.1 2.9 0.9 5.7 1.0 50.5 115 117.8 116 17.60 4.0 5.3 -3.7
England N 7.4 0.8 2.1 0.7 4.7 0.8 45.8 114 131.0 129 19.20 5.3 7.2 -3.1
England S 9.1 1.2 3.1 0.8 6.1 1.0 58.3 124 87.8 104 15.40 2.8 4.5 -3.9
Scotland N 5.5 0.0 0.0 -0.4 2.7 -0.2 22.4 101 313.8 166 26.00 5.7 12.6 0.5
Scotland E 5.5 0.2 -0.3 -0.2 2.6 0.0 36.1 104 144.2 120 18.60 3.3 15.4 2.0
Scotland W 6.8 0.5 1.6 0.3 4.2 0.4 22.1 69 327.2 166 28.60 9.9 7.8 -2.1
England E & NE 7.3 0.7 1.7 0.5 4.5 0.6 54.5 126 77.9 101 14.80 2.3 8.1 -2.3
England NW & Wales N 7.8 0.9 3.0 1.2 5.4 1.1 29.8 81 211.0 143 25.10 8.9 5.1 -4.5
Midlands 8.4 1.3 2.7 0.9 5.5 1.1 55.5 130 92.7 112 15.80 3.0 5.5 -4.1
East Anglia 8.7 1.2 2.6 0.4 5.6 0.8 69.0 144 58.1 102 13.50 2.5 5.2 -3.3
England SW & Wales S 9.2 1.0 4.1 1.2 6.6 1.1 37.1 84 165.6 109 21.90 5.6 3.0 -4.3
England SE & Central S 9.5 1.4 3.1 0.7 6.3 1.0 61.1 126 94.5 110 13.90 1.7 5.2 -3.3

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 7.6 1.1 2.1 0.9 4.8 1.0 41.3 105 167.0 144 20.30 5.4 7.4 -3.4
England 8.5 1.5 2.8 1.2 5.6 1.4 54.0 119 102.7 121 16.70 3.9 5.5 -4.8
Wales 8.4 1.4 3.6 1.8 6.0 1.6 28.6 70 211.6 129 23.60 6.9 4.1 -5.4
Scotland 5.9 0.4 0.4 0.1 3.1 0.3 26.6 89 264.7 170 24.40 6.6 12.1 -0.4
N Ireland 7.7 0.4 2.3 0.6 5.0 0.5 26.3 75 150.9 138 26.20 9.6 4.6 -4.0
England & Wales 8.5 1.5 2.9 1.3 5.7 1.4 50.5 113 117.8 123 17.60 4.3 5.3 -4.9
England N 7.4 1.1 2.1 1.1 4.7 1.1 45.8 112 131.0 140 19.20 5.6 7.2 -4.2
England S 9.1 1.7 3.1 1.3 6.1 1.5 58.3 123 87.8 110 15.40 3.0 4.5 -5.1
Scotland N 5.5 0.2 0.0 -0.2 2.7 -0.0 22.4 100 313.8 177 26.00 6.0 12.6 0.2
Scotland E 5.5 0.4 -0.3 0.0 2.6 0.3 36.1 102 144.2 131 18.60 3.6 15.4 1.2
Scotland W 6.8 0.7 1.6 0.6 4.2 0.6 22.1 65 327.2 185 28.60 10.6 7.8 -2.9
England E & NE 7.3 1.1 1.7 0.9 4.5 1.0 54.5 125 77.9 109 14.80 2.4 8.1 -3.4
England NW & Wales N 7.8 1.3 3.0 1.6 5.4 1.4 29.8 76 211.0 153 25.10 9.4 5.1 -5.6
Midlands 8.4 1.7 2.7 1.4 5.5 1.5 55.5 128 92.7 119 15.80 3.3 5.5 -5.3
East Anglia 8.7 1.6 2.6 1.0 5.6 1.3 69.0 146 58.1 104 13.50 2.6 5.2 -4.6
England SW & Wales S 9.2 1.3 4.1 1.7 6.6 1.5 37.1 80 165.6 117 21.90 6.1 3.0 -5.3
England SE & Central S 9.5 1.9 3.1 1.2 6.3 1.6 61.1 125 94.5 117 13.90 2.0 5.2 -4.8

Last updated: 0925 on 12 Jun 2012.




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