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May 2011 weather records: Ivybridge


Table of Contents
Metrology.......................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Summary ........................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Table of daily readings ...................................................................................................................................................... 2
Daily minimum and maximum temperatures ................................................................................................................... 3
Relative humidity ranges .................................................................................................................................................. 4
Atmospheric pressure ....................................................................................................................................................... 5
Average wind speeds and gusts ........................................................................................................................................ 6

Metrology

Temperature and humidity ranges are taken daily at 10pm (BST) , with recording starting at 10pm (BST) the
day before.
Rainfall readings are as of 10pm (BST) each day, but may be recorded earlier if evaporation is likely to occur.
Height: 100 m above sea level
Location co-ordinates: 50.392940, -3.934811.

Summary
The month can be typified by dull, overcast days with infrequent light showers; shown by a very low standard
deviation of daily maxima at 1.5C. In total it was a very dry month, only accumulating to 24.3 mm, spread out over
10 days having over 1mm. The 30 May recorded the most daily rainfall at 5.8mm, an accumulation of overnight
rainfall (4.3mm) and an evening shower (1.5mm). Average maximum and minimum temperatures were only slightly
above average (16.2C and 8.5C respectively). A high of 20.1C was recorded on 6 May and a low of 4.2C on 25
May. A breezy start to the month with a peak gust of 17 mph (upper limit of force 4 - moderate breeze) overnight on
the 3 May, but becoming much more settled across the rest of the month, where average wind speeds rarely
exceeded 4 mph. Pressure was predominately high, peaking three times at around 1030 hPa on the 15, 24 (1031 hPa
in the evening) and 31 of May. A low of 1004 was recorded at around midnight on the 7/8 May.
Month
February March April May
Absolute minimum temperature / C
-2.0
-0.4
3.0
4.2
Average daily minimum temperature / C
5.1
4.7
8.6
8.5
Average daily maximum temperature / C
10.6
12.8 17.2 16.2
Absolute maximum temperature / C
13.4
18.5 22.9 20.1
Number of days with air frosts (<0C)
2
3
0
0
Absolute minimum relative humidity / %
60
40
39
53
Average daily minimum relative humidity / %
86
67
64
68
Average daily maximum relative humidity / %
98
89
84
87
Absolute maximum relative humidity / %
99
96
97
94
Total rainfall / mm
136.7
35.7 19.5 24.3
Maximum daily rainfall / mm
28.0
10.8
8.9
5.8
Average daily rainfall / mm day-1
Number of wet days (1 mm)

4.9
19

1.2
5

0.7
5

0.8
10
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Table of daily readings

Date
1 May
2 May
3 May
4 May
5 May
6 May
7 May
8 May
9 May
10 May
11 May
12 May
13 May
14 May
15 May
16 May
17 May
18 May
19 May
20 May
21 May
22 May
23 May
24 May
25 May
26 May
27 May
28 May
29 May
30 May
31 May

Minimum
Maximum
Minimum relative
temperature / C temperature / C
humidity / %
12.1
16.0
10.3
16.3
8.0
14.1
8.3
16.0
8.5
15.0
11.7
20.1
12.1
17.1
10.5
16.8
11.3
17.4
11.8
16.3
8.0
16.2
7.7
15.6
5.3
15.9
4.9
15.5
7.6
17.4
9.7
17.9
10.8
13.9
9.9
16.1
7.4
18.2
6.2
17.8
6.2
16.7
8.0
16.4
9.3
14.1
4.7
17.9
4.2
17.8
9.6
14.4
7.4
15.7
8.1
13.4
11.3
14.7
8.2
14.5
4.5
15.7

Maximum relative
humidity / %
72
54
53
68
78
69
85
74
76
73
68
65
68
60
57
66
73
76
57
65
68
60
75
53
63
76
56
69
88
71
64

Rainfall /
mm
81
77
79
81
87
89
90
91
89
90
90
86
87
88
83
85
88
92
88
83
89
91
88
90
84
88
83
90
92
94
92

1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.4
4.5
1.7
2.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.6
1.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.9
1.4
0.0
0.2
1.6
0.0
1.5
0.2
5.8
0.0

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Daily minimum and maximum temperatures


25.0

20.0

15.0

Temperature / C

Minima
Maxima

10.0

5.0

0.0
1

10

11

12

13

14

15

16 17
Day

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

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Relative humidity ranges


100

90

80

Relative humidity / %
Maxima
Minima
70

60

50
1

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Day

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Atmospheric pressure
1035

Mean sea level atmospheric pressure / hPa

1030

1025

1020

1015

1010

1005

1000
1

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

Day

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Average wind speeds and gusts


8.0
7.0
6.0

Average speed

5.0
Speed / mi h-1 4.0
3.0
2.0
1.0
0.0
1

Speed / mi h-1

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Day

18.0
17.0
16.0
15.0
14.0
13.0
12.0
11.0
10.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
4.0
3.0
2.0
1.0
0.0

Peak gust

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Day

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