February 26, 2019 – the most well liked February day ever recorded in Armagh – Astronotes

April 18, 2019 - Comment

Conor Byrne and Rok Nežič  You might have seen that the climate has been fairly delicate lately. Properly, knowledge from the Armagh Observatory meteorological station can again this up. Yesterday (Tuesday 26th February) was the warmest February day on document in Armagh, with a most temperature of 17.zero°C! That is fairly a feat, as our each day


Conor Byrne and Rok Nežič 

You might have seen that the climate has been fairly delicate lately. Properly, knowledge from the Armagh Observatory meteorological station can again this up. Yesterday (Tuesday 26th February) was the warmest February day on document in Armagh, with a most temperature of 17.zero°C! That is fairly a feat, as our each day most and minimal temperature information date again to 1844.  

Armagh PhD pupil Conor Byrne, taking the climate studying this morning. Photograph credit score: Rok Nežič. 

That is considerably hotter than the earlier document holder of 15.eight°C, recorded on 13th February 1998. Actually, three of the 10 warmest February days in our information are from the previous week, the others being 14.eight°C on the 25th and 14.5°C on the 21st.  

The unusually delicate winter temperatures are usually not restricted to Armagh, both: the first-ever winter (December-February) temperatures above 20 levels recorded by the Met Workplace had been taken in Trawsgoed, Ceredigion, the place the thermometer reached 20.three°C on Monday 25th February. The mercury stored rising within the following days and the very best ever February temperature recorded within the British Isles was recorded within the Kew Gardens (London) yesterday: a whopping 21.2°C! That’s slightly extra paying homage to summer time temperatures than winter ones! 

This isn’t the one record-breaking statement of the final 12 months, with the warmest day ever recorded in Armagh occurring final summer time (30.four°C on 27th June 2018). 

In distinction, this time final 12 months we had been gripped within the jaws of ‘The Beast from the East’ (24th February – 4th March 2018), which introduced us inches of snow that lasted into March! Whereas some chilly fronts will probably be crossing over within the coming days and funky us down a bit from this unseasonal heat, we don’t anticipate to see any excessive climate within the close to future. 

Armagh Observatory principal constructing throughout heavy snowfall on the first March 2018, one 12 months earlier than the most well liked February day. Photograph credit score: Conor Byrne. 

The meteorological station, presently positioned on the South Garden of the Observatory, takes varied observations together with minimal and most temperatures, soil temperatures and hours of sunshine to call however just a few. 

The Armagh Observatory Met Station, on the South Garden of the Observatory. Photograph credit score: Rok Nežič. 



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