February 2019 weather data

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February 2019 was much warmer than usual, especially during the last week when we were influenced by warm air coming from the south, and was much drier than usual also. The month had 3 frosty mornings in all, and the temperature was below 2°C all day on the 1st. Overall, the average maximum temperature of 10.9°C was 2.4°C above the Usk average for February of 8.5°C with a maximum of 18.3°C on the 27th.

Temperatures at the end of the month were unprecedented. Penallt records start in 2011 and the previous warmest February day was the 20th in 2017 and the 23rd in 2012 when both reached a high of 13.8°C. This was exceeded on five days in 2019!

There were 14 days on which no significant rain (0.2 mm or less) fell, and a total monthly rainfall of 20.2 mm was 23% of the Usk* average for February of 87.4 mm. The wettest day was the 10th with 4.4 mm.

* Usk is the nearest Met Office station for which long term averages (1981-2010) are available.

                   
                   MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for FEB. 2019

NAME: Penallt210   CITY: Penallt   STATE:  
ELEV:   210 m  LAT:  51° 48' 00" N  LONG:   2° 42' 00" W

                   TEMPERATURE (°C), RAIN  (mm), WIND SPEED (km/hr)

                                      HEAT  COOL        AVG
    MEAN                              DEG   DEG         WIND                 DOM
DAY TEMP  HIGH   TIME   LOW    TIME   DAYS  DAYS  RAIN  SPEED HIGH   TIME    DIR
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 1   0.2   1.6   15:00  -0.9    7:30  18.1   0.0   0.0   0.0  14.5   17:00   ENE
 2   0.8   5.4   12:30  -1.4    3:00  17.5   0.0   1.2   0.0   8.0    1:30    SW
 3   2.6   6.3   00:00  -2.1    5:00  15.7   0.0   2.0   0.3  16.1   21:30   ESE
 4   6.6  11.6   14:00   1.3   00:00  11.8   0.0   2.0   1.0  29.0    4:00   ESE
 5   6.3  10.1   22:00   0.7    3:00  12.0   0.0   0.0   1.1  19.3   17:30    SE
 6   6.5   9.4    0:30   3.3    7:30  11.8   0.0   0.8   0.6  17.7   00:00    SE
 7   6.4   9.6   13:00   4.4    4:00  11.9   0.0   2.0   1.4  27.4    4:30     W
 8   7.7   9.8   11:30   5.0   19:00  10.6   0.0   1.8   2.9  33.8   12:00     W
 9   6.6   9.0   12:00   5.3    4:00  11.7   0.0   0.4   1.8  29.0    5:00     W
10   4.8   7.4   11:30   2.8    6:00  13.5   0.0   4.4   0.0  14.5   17:00     W
11   5.6  10.2   14:30   2.4   22:30  12.7   0.0   0.0   0.0   9.7    1:00    SW
12   6.8  10.1   15:00   2.3    0:30  11.5   0.0   0.0   0.2  14.5   15:00     W
13   7.6  10.3   13:30   4.8   23:00  10.7   0.0   0.0   0.3  17.7   10:00   ESE
14   5.3   9.6   15:00   3.0    5:30  13.0   0.0   0.4   0.0   9.7   00:00    SE
15   7.8  13.7   13:30   2.4    7:30  10.6   0.0   0.4   0.3  14.5   21:30    SE
16  10.1  12.5   11:30   7.6    0:30   8.3   0.0   0.0   1.1  25.7   17:00   ESE
17   8.9  11.9   14:30   7.1    5:30   9.4   0.0   0.0   1.9  19.3    9:30    SE
18   7.7   9.7   15:30   6.1   23:00  10.6   0.0   0.8   0.6  19.3    1:00     W
19   7.0   9.3   14:30   4.7    5:30  11.3   0.0   1.2   0.3  17.7   13:30     W
20   8.8  11.7   13:30   6.9    0:30   9.5   0.0   0.0   1.3  19.3   19:30   ESE
21   9.9  13.5   11:30   6.2   00:00   8.4   0.0   0.0   0.6  16.1   13:00   ESE
22   6.9  11.4   15:00   4.7    4:30  11.4   0.0   0.4   0.6  11.3   11:30    SE
23   9.1  14.8   14:00   3.1    5:30   9.2   0.0   0.0   0.5  14.5   10:30    SE
24   8.7  14.4   15:00   4.7    7:30   9.6   0.0   0.0   0.2   8.0   10:30   ENE
25   8.8  15.1   15:00   2.4    7:30   9.5   0.0   0.0   0.2  14.5   13:30   ENE
26  10.6  16.4   14:30   5.3    4:00   7.7   0.0   0.0   0.2  11.3   13:30   ENE
27  10.6  18.3   13:00   4.4    6:00   7.7   0.0   0.0   0.0   6.4   12:30   ESE
28   9.1  12.5   13:30   6.9    1:30   9.2   0.0   2.4   0.0   9.7   12:00     W
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     7.1  18.3    27    -2.1     3   314.8   0.0  20.2   0.6  33.8     8      SE

Max >=  32.0:  0
Max <=   0.0:  0
Min <=   0.0:  3
Min <= -18.0:  0
Max Rain: 4.39 ON 10/02/19
Days of Rain: 14 (> .2 mm) 5 (> 2 mm) 0 (> 20 mm)
Heat Base:  18.3  Cool Base:  18.3  Method: Integration