#astronomy February 2021 Climate at Armagh – Astronotes

March 10, 2021 - Comment

FEBRUARY 2021 WARMER AND WETTER THAN AVERAGE WITH ABOUT AVERAGE SUNSHINE. WINTER 2020/2021 COOLER AND WETTER THAN AVERAGE WITH AVERAGE SUNSHINE Armagh Observatory stories that February 2021 was hotter and wetter than common with about common sunshine. The meteorological winter (December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021) was cooler and wetter than common with roughly


FEBRUARY 2021 WARMER AND WETTER THAN AVERAGE WITH ABOUT AVERAGE SUNSHINE. WINTER 2020/2021 COOLER AND WETTER THAN AVERAGE WITH AVERAGE SUNSHINE

Armagh Observatory stories that February 2021 was hotter and wetter than common with about common sunshine. The meteorological winter (December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021) was cooler and wetter than common with roughly common sunshine.

Whole February precipitation was 74.2 mm (2.92 inches) together with 6 hint values, that’s, 73.9 mm if hint values are ignored. The 183-year long-term (1838–2020) common February precipitation is 55.49 mm and the newest (1991–2020) 30-year common is 59.02 mm, so February 2021 was roughly 34% wetter than the long-term common and 26% greater than the newest 30-year common. This continues a current pattern at Armagh for barely increased February precipitation than the long-term February common.

There have been no exceptionally moist days, the wettest and second-wettest being the 2nd and 18th with 9.6 mm and 9.Three mm respectively. Snow pellets have been recorded as falling on the seventh, with snow on three different days. Gale-force winds have been recorded on the 13th, with sturdy winds gusting as much as close to gale on the 14th. A rainbow was famous on the afternoon of the 21st.

The imply month-to-month temperature was 6.04 levels Celsius (42.9 F), which signifies that February 2021 was very gentle regardless of a chilly begin to the month, roughly 1.four C hotter than the 225-year long-term (1796–2020) February common at Armagh (four.65 C) and zero.71C hotter than the newest (1991–2020) 30-year common (5.33 C). This continues a current pattern in direction of hotter common February temperatures at Armagh, for instance the 1981–2010 30-year common was four.92 C.

The 2 warmest days (highest most air temperature) have been 13.four C on the 23rd and 13.Three C on the 14th. The coldest day (lowest most air temperature) was 2.eight C on the seventh, adopted by Three.2 C on the 11th. The 2 lowest minimal air temperatures have been -Three.Three C and -2.6 C on the 10th and 11th respectively. The best minimal air temperature was 9.eight C on the 24th, adopted by eight.1 C on the 16th.

There have been 16 nights with floor frost (minimal grass temperature lower than or equal to zero), the bottom two of which occurred on the 10th and 11th, with minimal grass temperatures of -10.6 C and -9.four C respectively. There have been 5 nights with night-time air frost, that’s, with minimal air temperatures lower than or equal to zero.

With 69.2 hours of sturdy sunshine, February 2021 was sunnier than the 140-year (1881–2020) long-term common February sunshine at Armagh 65.four hours), however barely duller than the newest (1991–2020) 30-year common (70.9 hours). The 2 sunniest days have been the 25th and 22nd, with respectively eight.2 and seven.four hours of sturdy sunshine.

Taking the meteorological winter 2020/2021 as an entire, that’s, the months December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021, this yr’s winter at Armagh was cooler and wetter than common and with about common sunshine.

The imply winter temperature was four.61 C (40.Three F), which is roughly zero.13 C hotter than the 225-year long-term (1796/1797–2020/2021) common winter temperature at Armagh (four.48 C), and zero.6 C cooler than the newest (1991/1992–2020/2021) 30-year common (5.21 C). This was the good winter at Armagh for 3 years, that’s since a median temperature of four.5 C was recorded for winter 2017/2018. Whole winter precipitation was 255.65 mm (10.06 inches) together with 21 hint values, that’s, 254.6 mm if hint values are ignored. That is roughly 24% greater than the 183-year
long-term (1838/39–2020/21) common winter precipitation at Armagh (207.zero mm) and almost 19% greater than the newest (1991/92–2020/21) 30-year common (215.7 mm). This continues a current pattern in direction of barely wetter winters at Armagh in comparison with the long-term common.

There was a complete of 162.eight hours of sturdy sunshine recorded at Armagh throughout winter 2020/2021. That is almost 9% greater than the 140-year (1881/82–2020/21 common winter sunshine at Armagh (149.7 hours) however solely roughly 1% greater than the newest (1991/92–2020/21) 30-year common winter sunshine at Armagh (161.5 hours).

These information discuss with observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the climate at Armagh since 1795.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Mark Bailey on the Armagh Observatory, School Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; mark.bailey@armagh.ac.uk; URL: http://local weather.armagh.ac.uk/.



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