Broad Street Wrington Website
Meteorological Report

Former parish councillor, and meteorological enthusiast, Dawn Judd, kindly provides us with
a weekly met. report based on readings she takes daily at her home at 8.30am for the rainfall.

Review of 2017 January February March April May June July August September October November
7th - 13th January
In spite of the cloud amounts at times, and some very light drizzle, we jad only 2mm of rain this week. The temperature was very variable too, from a very hard frost -4.5°C to a high of 11.2°C in the early afternoon of Wednesday the 10th.

We are supposed to be having high winds and snow during the coming week so conditions could get difficult, but so often we wait in vain for bad weather to materialise and nothing happens, so we will just wait and see.

1st January - 6th January
In spite of some very cold frosty nights we still managed to notch up 30.5mm of rain to start the year with some rain falling on 6 days out of 7. I hope it dries up a bit as I would like to start some garden tidying as soon as possible.

Review of 2017

This year December was our wettest month of the year in direct contrast to 2016, when December was the driest month of the year This gives us a total rainfall for the year of 1021mm, making 2017 just below the middle of the table of rainfall going back to 1990 - so fairly average which also gives us a picture of the year.

There were no real extreme weather events this year we have had gales but not causing the sort of damage other parts of Britain suffered, we have had no serious flooding here again other areas suffered terrible damage, sometimes I think we are very lucky with the weather in North Somerset at least in our bit.

I have already said that December was our wettest month with 134mm rain fell on 16 days and we had a couple of days wet snow which soon melted. Our driest month was April with only 11.5mm of rain and this month also gave us our longest dry spell 21 days, What happened to our April showers I don't know, they were sadly missed by some especially those trying to germinate their spring vegetables crops and local farmers .The wettest 24 hour period was in December but it was only 30mm so nothing exceptional there either.

So 2017 can go down as an ordinary year as far as the weather is concerned like tens of thousands of others and I hope we have many others like it.