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Regional values - May

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 15.2 0.8 6.9 1.2 11.0 1.0 191.6 104 101.8 154 14.10 3.2 0.7 -0.7
England 16.7 1.3 7.5 1.2 12.1 1.3 205.4 108 48.3 86 8.90 -0.9 0.5 -0.4
Wales 14.9 0.4 7.5 1.5 11.1 0.9 172.9 91 93.9 116 15.50 4.0 0.2 -1.1
Scotland 13.1 0.3 5.5 1.0 9.2 0.7 177.4 101 191.4 242 21.20 9.0 1.2 -1.0
N Ireland 14.1 -0.0 7.3 1.7 10.7 0.8 170.8 97 107.3 157 20.60 8.0 0.1 -1.1
England & Wales 16.4 1.2 7.5 1.2 12.0 1.2 200.9 106 54.6 92 9.80 -0.2 0.5 -0.5
England N 15.5 1.1 7.1 1.4 11.3 1.3 192.3 106 75.8 126 13.20 2.9 0.7 -0.6
England S 17.3 1.4 7.7 1.1 12.5 1.3 212.4 109 33.7 63 6.50 -2.9 0.4 -0.4
Scotland N 12.6 0.4 5.4 1.0 8.9 0.7 174.6 103 219.2 271 23.80 10.9 1.0 -1.3
Scotland E 13.5 0.8 4.9 0.7 9.1 0.7 191.8 111 120.8 168 16.50 5.0 2.0 -0.5
Scotland W 13.3 -0.3 6.4 1.3 9.8 0.6 165.6 90 229.0 271 22.70 10.7 0.5 -1.2
England E & NE 16.0 1.8 6.9 1.3 11.5 1.6 210.3 116 48.5 90 9.70 0.1 0.9 -0.3
England NW & Wales N 14.8 0.4 7.5 1.6 11.1 1.0 171.0 91 114.4 156 17.80 6.6 0.4 -1.0
Midlands 16.7 1.2 7.3 1.2 12.0 1.2 196.2 107 53.9 97 9.50 -0.4 0.5 -0.5
East Anglia 18.5 2.4 7.8 1.1 13.2 1.7 233.5 118 16.2 36 4.00 -4.6 0.7 0.0
England SW & Wales S 15.5 0.5 7.8 1.2 11.6 0.8 178.9 92 59.0 82 11.40 0.6 0.2 -0.7
England SE & Central S 17.6 1.3 7.9 1.0 12.8 1.2 232.9 116 27.0 52 4.60 -4.6 0.3 -0.5

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 15.2 1.2 6.9 1.3 11.0 1.2 191.6 107 101.8 143 14.10 2.2 0.7 -0.6
England 16.7 1.6 7.5 1.4 12.1 1.5 205.4 110 48.3 81 8.90 -1.9 0.5 -0.4
Wales 14.9 0.8 7.5 1.7 11.1 1.2 172.9 94 93.9 108 15.50 2.8 0.2 -1.1
Scotland 13.1 0.7 5.5 1.1 9.2 0.9 177.4 107 191.4 222 21.20 7.9 1.2 -0.8
N Ireland 14.1 0.3 7.3 1.9 10.7 1.0 170.8 99 107.3 147 20.60 6.8 0.1 -1.0
England & Wales 16.4 1.5 7.5 1.4 12.0 1.4 200.9 108 54.6 86 9.80 -1.2 0.5 -0.4
England N 15.5 1.4 7.1 1.5 11.3 1.5 192.3 108 75.8 117 13.20 1.9 0.7 -0.5
England S 17.3 1.7 7.7 1.3 12.5 1.5 212.4 111 33.7 59 6.50 -3.9 0.4 -0.3
Scotland N 12.6 0.7 5.4 1.1 8.9 0.9 174.6 110 219.2 249 23.80 10.0 1.0 -1.0
Scotland E 13.5 1.1 4.9 0.8 9.1 0.9 191.8 117 120.8 155 16.50 3.9 2.0 -0.2
Scotland W 13.3 0.1 6.4 1.4 9.8 0.8 165.6 93 229.0 245 22.70 9.3 0.5 -1.0
England E & NE 16.0 2.0 6.9 1.5 11.5 1.7 210.3 118 48.5 85 9.70 -0.9 0.9 -0.2
England NW & Wales N 14.8 0.7 7.5 1.7 11.1 1.2 171.0 94 114.4 144 17.80 5.4 0.4 -0.9
Midlands 16.7 1.5 7.3 1.4 12.0 1.4 196.2 110 53.9 90 9.50 -1.5 0.5 -0.5
East Anglia 18.5 2.6 7.8 1.2 13.2 1.9 233.5 120 16.2 35 4.00 -5.6 0.7 0.2
England SW & Wales S 15.5 0.9 7.8 1.4 11.6 1.1 178.9 93 59.0 77 11.40 -0.4 0.2 -0.7
England SE & Central S 17.6 1.7 7.9 1.2 12.8 1.5 232.9 117 27.0 48 4.60 -5.5 0.3 -0.5

Last updated: 1533 on 18 Oct 2011.




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