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Seasonal Report

Winter 2020/21

Winter 2020/21 at least provided some cold and Snow unlike the previous Winter and we managed more than two consecutive days of lying Snow since Spring 2018. It was a wet summer with temperatures close to average coming slightly under normal. It would have been a cold winter however the second half of February was very mild even warm at times and this nearly totally offset the cold first half of February. Two of the months had rainfall over a 100mm while February just failed at 93.7mm. The winter lacked any wind storms and kept the recent quiet spell in that regard going. December came in just a fraction below average at 4.6C. It also stopped the year being a record warm year consigning it to be the joint fourth warmest on record. The month was a very wet one with 138.1mm being recorded. Heavy rain fell on the 4th,13th,18th,23rd,36th these being 14.2mm, 13.6mm, 15.7mm,23.5mm and 21.4mm respectively. The month started on a promising note for cold lovers with rain turning to snow at times on the 3rd and 4th. The ten days were below average but not cold enough for any lying snow and by the 11th temperatures returned to normal and the nights time generally at normal to above. It turned very mild on the 17th and 18th with 12.5C on the 18th the warmest day of the month and 11.3C on the 17th. Double figures were reached again on the 21st when 11.3C was reached. Colder weather arrived on the 22nd with the first air frosts of the winter. These occurred on the 25th, 26th, 29th and 31st. These being -0.6C, -0.3C, -0.9C and the coldest night -1C on the 31st. The temperatures during this period weren't enough to bring the month below average. Storm Belle didn't produce anything of note just under an inch of rain which isn't uncommon and no strong winds so here it wasn't a storm at all and didn't warrant such a listing. The month was a quiet one in regards to winds with highest gust of 35 mph finishing of a very quite year in total. January was a rare cold month despite this it managed only two days of lying Snow. The month again was storm free in regards to wind with only one day reaching 34mph. The month also produced a six degree drop in temperature in a hour on the evening of the 20th. The interesting thing about this was that the drop occurred in front of the cold front and not behind it. Sadly the Snow in the west never made it much over the Pennines and Snow that fell turned back to rain and then thawed. The month started on a cold note with air frosts the cold spell lasting to the middle of the month. Despite this it only produced six days with snow falling and two days of Snow lying this on the 14th with produced 10cm of lying Snow which survived into the next day with 7cm's depth before melting away overnight. Despite more Snow on the 30th and 31st these were the only days of snow lying. Some freezing overnight rain on the 12th into the 13th produced another frustrating day for Snow lovers as temperatures peaked only at 3.1C. The evening of the 14th made up for it as Snow fell heavily. Despite beign a cold month the 19th and 20th reached double figures with 10.4C and 10.5C being the high. Another mild spell on the 28th and 29th put a dint in the final figure. Despite being a cold month the only really cold nights were on the 26th and 31st when -2.9C and -3.3C were reached. We did hit -2.3C on the 25th and -2C on the 24th. The month produced 13 air frosts. Rainfall wise heavy rain fell on the 11th with 13.2mm. Soon after 17.6mm and 18.1mm fell on the 13th and 14th. Not to be out done 16.7mm fell on the 19th and the wettest day of the month followed with 25mm on the 20th. A brief 5 days were no measurable rain fell followed before 11mm and 19mm on the 27th and 28th as the month headed to a soggy 147.5mm. Storm Christoph produced 41.7mm of rain so is a rare occasion when a named storm does something. The wet weather and cold from January carried on into February and by the 14th it looked like a significant cold month was on the cards. However spring arrived on the 15th with very mild even warm weather at times which brought the month to be just below average but it also meant the winter would be cool overall and not cold. The first half of the month average just 1.8C while the 2nd half 7.9C so taken on an individual basis the cold and warm spells they were significant. The month only produced six days of snow falling however we did record 9 days of Snow lying. The most since March 2018. The month started cold and wet with - 3.5C recorded on the 1st and -1.9C on the 2nd. Heavy rain and Snow fell on these days with 12.5mm and 15.6mm respectively. The produced a snow depth of 10cm on the 2nd which had dropped to 6cm by the 3rd as mild weather arrived removing any of the snow. The 4th and 5th were just above average on the damp side. Cold weather returned on the 6th with evaporative cooling causing the rain at times to turn to snow. However rain dominated and only a patchy cover was present the morning of the 7th. The cold spell lasted until the 14th. However the snow showers were generally light and on the 8th could barley keep up with the thaw on the snow despite temperatures being just above freezing. So the depth of 1cm to 3cm was hardly maintained. Snow showers overnight of the 8th into 9th took the depth to 6cm. The 9th was the last day of winter when there was any measurable snowfall the 10th just having a trace condition. After the 10th a slow thaw commenced a bit by evaporation and melting by day. The snow had all gone by the 15th. The lowest day time temperature was 0.5C on the 8th and they were 4 days 7th, 8th and the 12th and the 13th where the temperature by day failed to break 1C. They were some sharp frosts with -6C on the 11th and the coldest night of the winter -6.6C on the 12th. The coldest night since spring 2018. Spring arrived on the 15th as temperatures reached double figures. Only two days failed to these being the 18th and the 25th. The warmest day was 15.1C on the 24th. 12C plus was reached on 3 days in this period as well. The warmest night was on the 21st with 8.5C being the low followed by 7.9C on the 22nd. Very little rain fell in this period just 23.1mm out of the total of 93.7mm. So rainfall wise the month was split in half as well. The month features storm Darcy which didn't produce anything of note. However the naming system came unstuck when Met Office failed to name a storm despite trigger levels being reached with strong winds and heavy rain on the 23rd in the west and we recorded the first 50 mph gust in over a year. So the Winter ended promising much at times but failing to deliver. Spring arrived early killing off any chance of the first proper recorded cold winter for a while.
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Seasonal Report

Winter 2020/21

Winter 2020/21 at least provided some cold and Snow unlike the previous Winter and we managed more than two consecutive days of lying Snow since Spring 2018. It was a wet summer with temperatures close to average coming slightly under normal. It would have been a cold winter however the second half of February was very mild even warm at times and this nearly totally offset the cold first half of February. Two of the months had rainfall over a 100mm while February just failed at 93.7mm. The winter lacked any wind storms and kept the recent quiet spell in that regard going. December came in just a fraction below average at 4.6C. It also stopped the year being a record warm year consigning it to be the joint fourth warmest on record. The month was a very wet one with 138.1mm being recorded. Heavy rain fell on the 4th,13th,18th,23rd,36th these being 14.2mm, 13.6mm, 15.7mm,23.5mm and 21.4mm respectively. The month started on a promising note for cold lovers with rain turning to snow at times on the 3rd and 4th. The ten days were below average but not cold enough for any lying snow and by the 11th temperatures returned to normal and the nights time generally at normal to above. It turned very mild on the 17th and 18th with 12.5C on the 18th the warmest day of the month and 11.3C on the 17th. Double figures were reached again on the 21st when 11.3C was reached. Colder weather arrived on the 22nd with the first air frosts of the winter. These occurred on the 25th, 26th, 29th and 31st. These being -0.6C, - 0.3C, -0.9C and the coldest night -1C on the 31st. The temperatures during this period weren't enough to bring the month below average. Storm Belle didn't produce anything of note just under an inch of rain which isn't uncommon and no strong winds so here it wasn't a storm at all and didn't warrant such a listing. The month was a quiet one in regards to winds with highest gust of 35 mph finishing of a very quite year in total. January was a rare cold month despite this it managed only two days of lying Snow. The month again was storm free in regards to wind with only one day reaching 34mph. The month also produced a six degree drop in temperature in a hour on the evening of the 20th. The interesting thing about this was that the drop occurred in front of the cold front and not behind it. Sadly the Snow in the west never made it much over the Pennines and Snow that fell turned back to rain and then thawed. The month started on a cold note with air frosts the cold spell lasting to the middle of the month. Despite this it only produced six days with snow falling and two days of Snow lying this on the 14th with produced 10cm of lying Snow which survived into the next day with 7cm's depth before melting away overnight. Despite more Snow on the 30th and 31st these were the only days of snow lying. Some freezing overnight rain on the 12th into the 13th produced another frustrating day for Snow lovers as temperatures peaked only at 3.1C. The evening of the 14th made up for it as Snow fell heavily. Despite beign a cold month the 19th and 20th reached double figures with 10.4C and 10.5C being the high. Another mild spell on the 28th and 29th put a dint in the final figure. Despite being a cold month the only really cold nights were on the 26th and 31st when -2.9C and -3.3C were reached. We did hit -2.3C on the 25th and -2C on the 24th. The month produced 13 air frosts. Rainfall wise heavy rain fell on the 11th with 13.2mm. Soon after 17.6mm and 18.1mm fell on the 13th and 14th. Not to be out done 16.7mm fell on the 19th and the wettest day of the month followed with 25mm on the 20th. A brief 5 days were no measurable rain fell followed before 11mm and 19mm on the 27th and 28th as the month headed to a soggy 147.5mm. Storm Christoph produced 41.7mm of rain so is a rare occasion when a named storm does something. The wet weather and cold from January carried on into February and by the 14th it looked like a significant cold month was on the cards. However spring arrived on the 15th with very mild even warm weather at times which brought the month to be just below average but it also meant the winter would be cool overall and not cold. The first half of the month average just 1.8C while the 2nd half 7.9C so taken on an individual basis the cold and warm spells they were significant. The month only produced six days of snow falling however we did record 9 days of Snow lying. The most since March 2018. The month started cold and wet with -3.5C recorded on the 1st and -1.9C on the 2nd. Heavy rain and Snow fell on these days with 12.5mm and 15.6mm respectively. The produced a snow depth of 10cm on the 2nd which had dropped to 6cm by the 3rd as mild weather arrived removing any of the snow. The 4th and 5th were just above average on the damp side. Cold weather returned on the 6th with evaporative cooling causing the rain at times to turn to snow. However rain dominated and only a patchy cover was present the morning of the 7th. The cold spell lasted until the 14th. However the snow showers were generally light and on the 8th could barley keep up with the thaw on the snow despite temperatures being just above freezing. So the depth of 1cm to 3cm was hardly maintained. Snow showers overnight of the 8th into 9th took the depth to 6cm. The 9th was the last day of winter when there was any measurable snowfall the 10th just having a trace condition. After the 10th a slow thaw commenced a bit by evaporation and melting by day. The snow had all gone by the 15th. The lowest day time temperature was 0.5C on the 8th and they were 4 days 7th, 8th and the 12th and the 13th where the temperature by day failed to break 1C. They were some sharp frosts with -6C on the 11th and the coldest night of the winter -6.6C on the 12th. The coldest night since spring 2018. Spring arrived on the 15th as temperatures reached double figures. Only two days failed to these being the 18th and the 25th. The warmest day was 15.1C on the 24th. 12C plus was reached on 3 days in this period as well. The warmest night was on the 21st with 8.5C being the low followed by 7.9C on the 22nd. Very little rain fell in this period just 23.1mm out of the total of 93.7mm. So rainfall wise the month was split in half as well. The month features storm Darcy which didn't produce anything of note. However the naming system came unstuck when Met Office failed to name a storm despite trigger levels being reached with strong winds and heavy rain on the 23rd in the west and we recorded the first 50 mph gust in over a year. So the Winter ended promising much at times but failing to deliver. Spring arrived early killing off any chance of the first proper recorded cold winter for a while.
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Sheffield Weather Page

Seasonal Report

Winter 2020/21

Winter 2020/21 at least provided some cold and Snow unlike the previous Winter and we managed more than two consecutive days of lying Snow since Spring 2018. It was a wet summer with temperatures close to average coming slightly under normal. It would have been a cold winter however the second half of February was very mild even warm at times and this nearly totally offset the cold first half of February. Two of the months had rainfall over a 100mm while February just failed at 93.7mm. The winter lacked any wind storms and kept the recent quiet spell in that regard going. December came in just a fraction below average at 4.6C. It also stopped the year being a record warm year consigning it to be the joint fourth warmest on record. The month was a very wet one with 138.1mm being recorded. Heavy rain fell on the 4th,13th,18th,23rd,36th these being 14.2mm, 13.6mm, 15.7mm,23.5mm and 21.4mm respectively. The month started on a promising note for cold lovers with rain turning to snow at times on the 3rd and 4th. The ten days were below average but not cold enough for any lying snow and by the 11th temperatures returned to normal and the nights time generally at normal to above. It turned very mild on the 17th and 18th with 12.5C on the 18th the warmest day of the month and 11.3C on the 17th. Double figures were reached again on the 21st when 11.3C was reached. Colder weather arrived on the 22nd with the first air frosts of the winter. These occurred on the 25th, 26th, 29th and 31st. These being -0.6C, -0.3C, -0.9C and the coldest night -1C on the 31st. The temperatures during this period weren't enough to bring the month below average. Storm Belle didn't produce anything of note just under an inch of rain which isn't uncommon and no strong winds so here it wasn't a storm at all and didn't warrant such a listing. The month was a quiet one in regards to winds with highest gust of 35 mph finishing of a very quite year in total. January was a rare cold month despite this it managed only two days of lying Snow. The month again was storm free in regards to wind with only one day reaching 34mph. The month also produced a six degree drop in temperature in a hour on the evening of the 20th. The interesting thing about this was that the drop occurred in front of the cold front and not behind it. Sadly the Snow in the west never made it much over the Pennines and Snow that fell turned back to rain and then thawed. The month started on a cold note with air frosts the cold spell lasting to the middle of the month. Despite this it only produced six days with snow falling and two days of Snow lying this on the 14th with produced 10cm of lying Snow which survived into the next day with 7cm's depth before melting away overnight. Despite more Snow on the 30th and 31st these were the only days of snow lying. Some freezing overnight rain on the 12th into the 13th produced another frustrating day for Snow lovers as temperatures peaked only at 3.1C. The evening of the 14th made up for it as Snow fell heavily. Despite beign a cold month the 19th and 20th reached double figures with 10.4C and 10.5C being the high. Another mild spell on the 28th and 29th put a dint in the final figure. Despite being a cold month the only really cold nights were on the 26th and 31st when - 2.9C and -3.3C were reached. We did hit -2.3C on the 25th and -2C on the 24th. The month produced 13 air frosts. Rainfall wise heavy rain fell on the 11th with 13.2mm. Soon after 17.6mm and 18.1mm fell on the 13th and 14th. Not to be out done 16.7mm fell on the 19th and the wettest day of the month followed with 25mm on the 20th. A brief 5 days were no measurable rain fell followed before 11mm and 19mm on the 27th and 28th as the month headed to a soggy 147.5mm. Storm Christoph produced 41.7mm of rain so is a rare occasion when a named storm does something. The wet weather and cold from January carried on into February and by the 14th it looked like a significant cold month was on the cards. However spring arrived on the 15th with very mild even warm weather at times which brought the month to be just below average but it also meant the winter would be cool overall and not cold. The first half of the month average just 1.8C while the 2nd half 7.9C so taken on an individual basis the cold and warm spells they were significant. The month only produced six days of snow falling however we did record 9 days of Snow lying. The most since March 2018. The month started cold and wet with -3.5C recorded on the 1st and -1.9C on the 2nd. Heavy rain and Snow fell on these days with 12.5mm and 15.6mm respectively. The produced a snow depth of 10cm on the 2nd which had dropped to 6cm by the 3rd as mild weather arrived removing any of the snow. The 4th and 5th were just above average on the damp side. Cold weather returned on the 6th with evaporative cooling causing the rain at times to turn to snow. However rain dominated and only a patchy cover was present the morning of the 7th. The cold spell lasted until the 14th. However the snow showers were generally light and on the 8th could barley keep up with the thaw on the snow despite temperatures being just above freezing. So the depth of 1cm to 3cm was hardly maintained. Snow showers overnight of the 8th into 9th took the depth to 6cm. The 9th was the last day of winter when there was any measurable snowfall the 10th just having a trace condition. After the 10th a slow thaw commenced a bit by evaporation and melting by day. The snow had all gone by the 15th. The lowest day time temperature was 0.5C on the 8th and they were 4 days 7th, 8th and the 12th and the 13th where the temperature by day failed to break 1C. They were some sharp frosts with -6C on the 11th and the coldest night of the winter -6.6C on the 12th. The coldest night since spring 2018. Spring arrived on the 15th as temperatures reached double figures. Only two days failed to these being the 18th and the 25th. The warmest day was 15.1C on the 24th. 12C plus was reached on 3 days in this period as well. The warmest night was on the 21st with 8.5C being the low followed by 7.9C on the 22nd. Very little rain fell in this period just 23.1mm out of the total of 93.7mm. So rainfall wise the month was split in half as well. The month features storm Darcy which didn't produce anything of note. However the naming system came unstuck when Met Office failed to name a storm despite trigger levels being reached with strong winds and heavy rain on the 23rd in the west and we recorded the first 50 mph gust in over a year. So the Winter ended promising much at times but failing to deliver. Spring arrived early killing off any chance of the first proper recorded cold winter for a while.