Record December 2001 sunshine
This December had the highest ever England & Wales sunshine value, since the series began in 1909, with an average of 2.60 hours per day. This is 183% of the 1961-1990 average. The table below shows this year's value and the previous five highest values.
|Year||England & Wales sunshine value |
(hours per day)
|England & Wales sunshine value |
(total in hours)
For further details on the sunshine values, see the December 2001 summary.
The table below shows the initial December values (based on data available on 2 January 2002), the highest previous values/year, the amount of days reported for the month, how far they were breaking their record, or if they have broken their record.
Where stations have broken their records, the figure in brackets represents by how many hours they have beaten the record by, and the table has been sorted in that order.
|Station name|| Sunshine |
|Days of data||Highest previous sunshine value for December||Year of highest value||Information on data used||Difference from record|
|Isle of Portland||108.2||30||79.6||1997||Data back to 1967.||New record (28.6)|
|Yeovilton||92.5||30||64.9||1983||Data back to 1983.||New record (27.6)|
|Beaufort Park||89.3||31||66.8||1999||Data back to 1971.||New record (22.5)|
|Bastreet||96||31||74.3||1997||Data back to 1974.||New record (21.7)|
|Heathrow||93.3||31||75.3||1999||Data back to 1957.||New record (18.0)|
|Brize Norton||86.2||31||69.1||1999||Data back to 1973.||New record (17.1)|
|Jersey Airport||116.7||31||100.1||1962||Data back to 1957 (1958 missing).||New record (16.6)|
|Ronaldsway||82.4||31||67.3||1962||Data back to 1957.||New record (15.1)|
|Manchester Airport||74.9||31||61.2||1964||Data back to 1949.||New Record (13.7)|
|London Weather Centre||87.2||31||74.0||1999||Data back to 1965.||New Record (13.2)|
|Aldergrove||78||31||70.1||1935||Data back to 1930.||New Record (7.9)|
|Carmoney||54.4||30||47.1||1978||Data back to 1974.||New Record (7.3)|
|Camborne||92.8||26||86.2||1997||Data back to 1978.||New Record (6.6)|
|St Mawgan||103.2||31||97.5||1997||Data back to 1955.||New Record (5.7)|
|Guernsey Airport||103.0||30||98.5||1962||Data back to 1960.||New Record (4.5)|
|Fair Isle||35.3||30||31.1||1996||Data back to 1974.||New Record (4.2)|
|Aspatria||59.4||31||59.3||1996||Data back to 1979.||New record (0.1)|
|Aviemore||34.9||31||39.1||1995||Data back to 1982.||4.2|
|Culdrose||77.4||31||82.7||1997||Data back to 1960.||5.3|
|Lerwick||31.2||31||40.9||1996||Data back to 1930 (1972 missing)||9.7|
|Stornoway||44.2||30||56.5||1995||Data back to 1930.||12.3|