February Drier, Duller and Milder than Average

Armagh Observatory reports that February was much drier, duller and milder than average.

The total precipitation for the month was 31.3 mm (1.23 inches), that is, almost 40% less than the most recent 30-year (1981-2010) average.

The number of hours of sunshine was 31.0, that is, about 55% less than the most recent 30-year (1981-2010) average.

The mean monthly temperature was 7.1 degrees Celsius (44.7 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, just over 2 degrees C milder than the most recent 30-year (1981-2010) average. The maximum temperature was 13.7 degrees C on the 29th, and the lowest air temperature was –4.8 C on 2nd. There were 8 nights with grass frost and 6 with air frost.

These data refer to observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the weather at Armagh since 1795.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: John McFarland at the Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; jmfat signarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk.

Last Revised: 2012 March 1st