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Climate summaries

These web pages are a source of information for those interested in the climate of the UK. The pages are updated each month to reflect the latest month's weather across the UK. A timetable for publication of the climate summaries is available below.

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UK last month

June 2018

The first week of June became increasingly settled, with temperatures rising well above average especially by day in northern and western areas.  Eastern coasts were much cooler on some days due to onshore winds. It became less settled from the 9th onwards, and on 13th/14th there were some large rainfall totals in upland areas of western/southern Scotland and north-west England.  The middle part of the month saw generally larger cloud amounts, with spells of rain mainly for Scotland, but from around the 21st onwards most areas were sunny and increasingly warm, with numerous locations exceeding 30 °C from the 25th onwards. Some southern areas saw very little rain throughout this month, with less than 2 mm at numerous stations.

The provisional UK mean temperature was 14.8 °C, which is 1.8 °C above the 1981-2010 long-term average, making it provisionally the third warmest June in a series from 1910.  Mean maximum temperatures were between 2 and 3 °C above average in most areas, and furthest above average in western areas, while mean minimum temperatures were mostly not much more than 1 °C above average.  Rainfall was 48% of average, and most notably well below average over most of England and Wales with less than 10% of average in some southern counties: for England it was provisionally the third driest June in a series from 1910.  Sunshine was 142% of average, and with the exceptions of a few eastern and southern coastal locations sunshine was well above average nationwide, especially in northern and western areas; it was provisionally the fifth sunniest June in a series from 1929.

The UK monthly extremes were as follows:  A maximum temperature of 33.0 °C was recorded at Porthmadog (Gwynedd) on the 28th. A minimum temperature of -1.0 °C was recorded at Altnaharra (Sutherland) on the 6th.  In the 24 hours ending at 0900 GMT on the 14th, 44.6 mm of rain fell at Achnagart (Ross & Cromarty). A wind gust of 64 knots (74 mph) was recorded at Orlock Head (County Down) on the 14th.

June 2018 | Regional values - June 2018

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