Climate summaries

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UK last month

June 2016

At the start of June, Britain's weather was dry and settled, but often cloudy away from sheltered western areas, with north-easterly winds bringing low cloud in from the North Sea. Showers and thunderstorms increasingly broke out inland after the 5th, although there was further warm sunny weather at times, particularly in the west. From the 10th onwards, the weather was generally unsettled, wet and cloudy with low pressure often in charge. There were also thundery downpours at times, and heavy rain and thunderstorms caused significant disruption in the south-east on the 23rd.

The provisional UK mean temperature was 13.9 °C, which is 0.9 °C above the 1981-2010 long-term average. The positive anomaly was generally larger by night than by day, and the mean minimum temperature was the joint warmest in records going back to 1910. Rainfall was 139% of average, and it was a very wet month in Aberdeenshire and much of England and Wales, with more than twice the normal rainfall in some areas. Most of northern Britain had close to average rainfall. Sunshine was generally below average except in Shetland and north-west Wales, and it was the dullest June on record in south-east and central southern England. The UK had 81% of average sunshine overall, making it the seventh dullest June in the series.

The UK monthly extremes were as follows: A maximum temperature of 27.8 °C was recorded at Porthmadog (Gwynedd) on the 5th. A minimum temperature of -0.1 °C was recorded at Resallach (Sutherland) on the 2nd. In the 24 hours ending at 0900 GMT on the 8th, 87.8 mm of rain fell at Scardroy Lodge (Ross & Cromarty). Wind gusts of 50 knots (58 mph) were recorded at Needles (Wight) and Pembrey Sands (Dyfed) on the 28th.

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Last updated: 4 July 2016

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