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UK last month

June 2021

The first half of June was largely dry and warm, though less settled over Scotland towards mid-month.  The second half saw temperatures broadly nearer to average, with some days very cool for the time of year, and numerous showery days over England including some thunderstorms, and some heavy convective outbursts especially in the south-east.

The provisional UK mean temperature was 14.2 °C, which is 1.2 °C above the 1981-2010 long-term average.  Mean maximum temperatures were up to 2 °C above normal in some northern areas, while mean minimum temperatures were similarly high in parts of eastern England.  Most areas from Wales and the Midlands northwards had a dry month, with less than a third of the usual rainfall in some areas, but south-east England was very wet with more than double the average rainfall for some locations.  The UK overall had 59% of average June rainfall.  Sunshine was above average for northern and eastern areas, but just below average for some western fringes, with 107% of average overall.

The UK monthly extremes were as follows:  A maximum temperature of 29.7 °C was recorded at Teddington Bushy Park (Greater London) on the 14th.  A minimum temperature of -2.4 °C was recorded at Altnaharra (Sutherland) on the 22nd.  In the 24 hours ending at 0900 GMT on the 28th, 74.0 mm of rain fell at Princetown (Devon).  A wind gust of 47 knots (54 mph) was recorded at Loch Glascarnoch (Ross & Cromarty) on the 10th.

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Maps, charts and Data

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Multi-century climate series

Central England Temperature (series begins in 1659).

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