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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 1981 to 2010 averages.

Regional values compared with 1981 to 2010
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 6.7 0.1 1.1 -0.1 3.9 -0.0 46.3 113 179.4 149 19.8 5.1 11.2 0.2
England 7.6 0.4 1.6 0.1 4.6 0.2 56.3 119 148.9 171 18.6 5.9 10.2 -0.1
Wales 7.7 0.5 2.0 0.2 4.8 0.3 44.8 107 264.7 160 23.2 6.8 9.4 -0.4
Scotland 5.0 -0.5 -0.2 -0.3 2.4 -0.4 29.4 97 214.8 131 20.9 3.6 13.6 0.7
N Ireland 7.2 -0.1 1.4 -0.3 4.3 -0.2 49.8 134 134.7 118 20.0 3.6 8.9 0.5
England & Wales 7.6 0.4 1.7 0.1 4.6 0.2 54.7 117 164.9 168 19.3 6.0 10.1 -0.1
England N 6.3 -0.1 0.9 -0.0 3.6 -0.1 54.2 125 160.7 162 18.7 5.0 11.4 0.1
England S 8.2 0.6 2.0 0.1 5.1 0.4 57.4 116 142.7 176 18.6 6.3 9.6 -0.2
Scotland N 4.6 -0.8 -0.5 -0.6 2.0 -0.7 23.6 102 208.3 114 22.3 3.2 14.9 2.0
Scotland E 4.6 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1 2.0 -0.3 32.9 91 196.7 170 18.8 4.2 14.4 -0.3
Scotland W 6.0 -0.2 0.7 -0.2 3.3 -0.2 33.5 98 243.0 128 21.1 3.5 11.1 -0.0
England E & NE 6.3 -0.1 0.8 -0.0 3.6 -0.1 57.9 125 127.7 171 17.8 5.4 11.3 -0.1
England NW & Wales N 6.8 0.0 1.3 -0.0 4.0 0.0 43.6 107 223.6 154 21.1 5.4 10.7 0.0
Midlands 7.3 0.4 1.3 0.0 4.3 0.2 58.3 129 137.7 175 17.8 5.4 10.6 -0.3
East Anglia 7.8 0.5 1.7 -0.1 4.7 0.2 51.2 102 97.9 180 17.2 6.4 10.3 0.2
England SW & Wales S 8.7 0.7 2.8 0.4 5.7 0.5 54.0 113 243.6 169 23.1 7.6 7.7 -0.8
England SE & Central S 8.7 0.8 2.1 0.0 5.4 0.4 60.9 119 142.4 170 17.7 5.7 10.5 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 ≥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 6.7 0.2 1.1 -0.1 3.9 0.0 46.3 118 179.4 155 19.8 4.8 11.2 0.4
England 7.6 0.6 1.6 0.1 4.6 0.3 56.3 124 148.9 176 18.6 5.8 10.2 -0.0
Wales 7.7 0.6 2.0 0.1 4.8 0.4 44.8 110 264.7 162 23.2 6.5 9.4 -0.1
Scotland 5.0 -0.4 -0.2 -0.5 2.4 -0.5 29.4 99 214.8 138 20.9 3.0 13.6 1.1
N Ireland 7.2 -0.0 1.4 -0.4 4.3 -0.2 49.8 141 134.7 123 20.0 3.4 8.9 0.3
England & Wales 7.6 0.6 1.7 0.1 4.6 0.3 54.7 123 164.9 172 19.3 5.9 10.1 -0.0
England N 6.3 0.1 0.9 -0.1 3.6 -0.0 54.2 132 160.7 171 18.7 5.1 11.4 -0.0
England S 8.2 0.8 2.0 0.2 5.1 0.5 57.4 121 142.7 178 18.6 6.2 9.6 -0.0
Scotland N 4.6 -0.7 -0.5 -0.8 2.0 -0.8 23.6 105 208.3 118 22.3 2.3 14.9 2.5
Scotland E 4.6 -0.4 -0.6 -0.4 2.0 -0.4 32.9 93 196.7 179 18.8 3.8 14.4 0.1
Scotland W 6.0 -0.1 0.7 -0.4 3.3 -0.2 33.5 99 243.0 138 21.1 3.1 11.1 0.4
England E & NE 6.3 0.0 0.8 -0.0 3.6 0.0 57.9 133 127.7 178 17.8 5.5 11.3 -0.2
England NW & Wales N 6.8 0.2 1.3 -0.1 4.0 0.0 43.6 111 223.6 162 21.1 5.4 10.7 0.0
Midlands 7.3 0.5 1.3 0.0 4.3 0.3 58.3 134 137.7 177 17.8 5.3 10.6 -0.1
East Anglia 7.8 0.7 1.7 0.1 4.7 0.4 51.2 108 97.9 175 17.2 6.3 10.3 0.5
England SW & Wales S 8.7 0.8 2.8 0.4 5.7 0.6 54.0 117 243.6 172 23.1 7.3 7.7 -0.6
England SE & Central S 8.7 1.1 2.1 0.2 5.4 0.6 60.9 124 142.4 177 17.7 5.8 10.5 0.5

Last updated: 1535 on 30 May 2013.




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