# Weather Snippits 2020

**January 16th** - A wind gust of 38 mph was recorded at 15:12. This was the highest gust speed since 41 mph was recorded on March 15th 2019.

**January 18th** - At 08:22, the minimum temperature fell to -0.3°C, the first sub-zero temperature of 2020.

**January 20th** - At 02:10, the barometric pressure reached 1047.5 millibars, the highest ever recorded here, beating the previous highest of 1044.6 millibars set on February 7th 2012.

**January 28th** - At 12:13, the maximum solar radiation was 383 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far.

**January 29th** - At 11:33, the maximum solar radiation was 485 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far. At 12:15, the U.V. Index was 0.5, the first time since November 13th that a reading above 0.0 has been noted.

**February 1st **- At 11:48, the maximum solar radiation was 490 w/m², the highest since 536 w/m² was recorded on October 29th 2019.

**February 5th** - At 12:30, the U.V. Index was 0.6, the highest since 0.7 was recorded on November 3rd 2019.

**February 7th** - At 12:00, the U.V. Index was 0.7, the highest since 0.8 was recorded on October 31st 2019.

**February 9th** - A wind gust of 47 mph was recorded at 08:58. This was the highest gust speed since 50 mph was recorded on February 4th 2017. The rain rate was 209.4 millimetres per hour at 13:02, the highest ever recorded here.

**February 10th** - 30 millimetres of snow was recorded. This was the first snowfall since 15 millimetres fell on March 10th 2019 and the most snowfall in a day since 68 millimetres was recorded on March 18th 2018.

**February 11th **- At 12:11, the maximum solar radiation was 550 w/m², the highest since 705 w/m² was recorded on October 22nd 2019.

**February 12th **- At 12:40, the maximum solar radiation was 584 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far.

**February 18th** - At 13:10, the U.V. Index was 0.8, the highest since 0.9 was recorded on October 29th 2019.

**February 23rd** - At 13:00, the U.V. Index was 1.0, the highest since 1.1 was recorded on October 27th 2019. At 12:22, the maximum solar radiation was 633 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far.

**February 25th** - At 14:04, the maximum solar radiation was 705 w/m², the highest since 939 w/m² was recorded on September 28th 2019.

**February 26th **- At 12:02, the maximum solar radiation was 768 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far.

**March 1st** - At 12:00, the U.V. Index was 1.2, the highest since 1.4 was recorded on October 22nd 2019.

**March 6th** - At 06:53, the minimum temperature fell to -1.9°C, the lowest temperature since -4.4°C was recorded on February 3rd 2019.

**March 8th** - At 12:07, the U.V. Index was 1.4, the highest since 1.5 was recorded on October 12th 2019

**March 10th** - At 13:00, the maximum temperature reached 13.4°C, the highest temperature since 15.0°C was recorded on October 25th 2019.

**March 11th** - At 11:42, the maximum solar radiation was 773 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far. At 11:28, the U.V. Index was 1.9, the highest since 2.1 was recorded on October 8th 2019

**March 12th** - At 12:42, the maximum solar radiation was 823 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far.

**March 13th** - At 12:48, the maximum solar radiation was 870 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far.

**March 16th** - At 12:31, the maximum solar radiation was 884 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far

**March 20th** - At 12:00, the maximum solar radiation was 914 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far. At 12:00, the U.V. Index was 2.0, the highest of 2020 so far.

**March 23rd** - At 12:03, the U.V. Index was 2.3, the highest since 2.6 was recorded on September 28th 2019.

**March 24th** - At 15:53, the maximum temperature reached 15.6°C, the highest temperature since 16.2°C was recorded on September 30th 2019.

**March 25th** - At 15:51, the maximum temperature reached 15.8°C, tthe highest of 2020 so far..At 12:00, the U.V. Index was 2.5, the highest of 2020 so far.

**March 28th** - At 11:03, the maximum solar radiation was 926 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far

**March 29th** - At 12:08, the maximum solar radiation was 988 w/m², the highest of 2020 so far

**March 31st** - At 13:15, the U.V. Index was 2.8, the highest since 2.9 was recorded on September 23rd 2019.

**April 3rd** - At 13:46, the U.V. Index was 3.2, the highest since 3.4 was recorded on September 16th 2019.

**April 5th** - At 15:04, the maximum temperature reached 18.5°C, the highest temperature since 18.8°C was recorded on September 25th 2019. At 13:00, the U.V. Index was 3.4, the highest since 4.1 was recorded on September 15th 2019.

**April 8th** - At 15:25, the maximum temperature reached 20.2°C, the highest temperature since 20.8°C was recorded on August 30th 2019.

**April 10th** - At 17:17, the maximum temperature reached 20.9°C, the highest temperature since 27.8°C was recorded on August 27th 2019.

**April 11th** - At 15:12, the maximum temperature reached 22.3°C, the highest temperature of 2020 so far.

**April 13th** - At 13:50, the maximum solar radiation was 1125 w/m², the highest since 1144 w/m² was recorded on July 18th 2019.

**April 23rd** - At 13:00, the U.V. Index was 4.0, the highest since 4.1 was recorded on September 15th 2019.

**May 1st** - At 12:56, the U.V. Index was 4.2, the highest since 4.6 was recorded on September 3rd 2019.

**May 2nd** - At 13:12, the maximum solar radiation was 1187 w/m², the highest since 1225 w/m² was recorded on May 28th 2019.

**May 5th** - At 13:07, the U.V. Index was 4.5, the highest of 2020 so far.

**May 9th **- At 14:35, the maximum temperature reached 23.8°C, the highest temperature of 2020 so far.

**May 11th** - At 12:44, the U.V. Index was 5.0, the highest since 5.6 was recorded on July 29th 2019.

**May 12th** - At 05:00, the minimum temperature fell to -0.4°C. This was the latest date that a Spring frost has been recorded here and the first ever May frost.** **At 12:08, the U.V. Index was 5.1, the highest of 2020 so far.

**May 13th** - At 12:38, the maximum solar radiation was 1267 w/m², the highest since 1294 w/m² was recorded on June 20th 2018.

**May 14th** - At 06:01, the minimum temperature fell to -0.6°C, beating the previous May low set on the 12th by 0.2°C.

**May 17th** - At 12:48, the U.V. Index was 5.7, the highest since 6.2 was recorded on July 22nd 2019.

**May 19th** - At 11:24, the U.V. Index was 5.9, the highest of 2020 so far.

**May 20th **- At 17:04, the maximum temperature reached 25.7°C, the highest temperature of 2020 so far.

**June 17th** - At 17:48, the rain rate was 268.0 millimetres per hour, an all-time high.

**June 20th** - At 12:32, the U.V. Index was 6.1, the highest of 2020 so far.

**June 24th** - At 16:08, the maximum temperature reached 28.8°C, the highest temperature since 30.0°C was recorded om August 25th 2019.

**July 5th** - At 13:02, the U.V. Index was 6.3, the highest since 6.8 was recorded on July 2nd 2019.

**July 16th** - At 12:32, the U.V. Index was 6.8, the highest since 7.0 was recorded on August 3rd 2018.

**July 31st **- At 17:24, the maximum temperature reached 33.7°C, the second highest temperature ever recorded at Bracken House, beaten only by the 34.1°C recorded on 15th July 2019.

**August 11th** - At 18:30, the temperature reached 31.6°C, the highest August temperature ever recorded here, beating the 30.0°C set on August 25th 2019.

**August 12th** - At 15:45, the temperature reached 32.0°C, the highest August temperature ever recorded here and the third highest all-time temperature.

**August 25th** - 19.8 millimetres of rain was recorded, equalling the wettest day of 2020 set on February 9th. A wind gust of 45 mph was recorded at 16:59, the second highest gust of the year, beaten only by the 47 mph set on February 9th.

**September 14th** - At 18:04 the temperature reached 26.7°C, the highest September temperature since 28.4°C was recorded on September 13th 2016.

**September 15th** - At 16:40 the temperature reached 27.7°C, the third highest September temperature recorded here.

**September 28th** - At 06:47, the temperature fell to 2.3°C, the lowest September temperature ever recorded here.

**October 4th** - At 04:17, the barometric pressure fell to 975.4 millibars, the lowest since 975.3 millibars was recorded on February 9th 2020, and a record October low, beating the 976.1 millibars set on October 31st 2012.

**November 1st** - At 20:00, the temperature reached 16.8°C, the highest November temperature ever recorded here, beating the 16.3°C set on November 10th 2015.

**November 4th** - At 06:42, the temperature fell to 1.1°C, the lowest temperature of the autumn season and the lowest temperature since May 14th when the temperature fell to -0.6°C.

**November 7th** - At 07:23, the temperature fell to 0.3°C, the lowest temperature of the autumn season so far.

**November 19th** - The maximum temperature of 8.4°C recorded at 03:53 was the lowest daily maximum since 8.1°C was recorded on March 30th 2020.

**December 3rd** - The maximum temperature was 4.0°C recorded at 03:47, the lowest daily maximum of 2020.

**December 4th** - At 13:09, the barometric pressure fell to 970.8 millibars, the lowest of 2020 so far. At 21:01, the temperature reached 3.1°C, the lowest daily maximum of 2020.

**December 7th** - At 01:35, the temperature fell to 0.1°C, the lowest temperature since -0.6°C was recorded on May 14th 2020. At 21:16 the temperature fell to -0.8°C, the lowest temperature since -1.9°C was recorded on March 6th 2020, and the first sub-zero temperature of the Winter.

**December 25th** - At 07:42, the temperature fell to -2.8°C, the lowest temperature of 2020 and the lowest temperature since -4.4°C was recorded on February 3rd 2019.

**December 28th** - At 03:33, the barometric pressure fell to 968.3 millibars, the lowest pressure since 964.9 millibars was recorded at 00:15 on February 15th 2014, and the second lowest ever here.

**December 31st** - At 04:18, the temperature fell to -3.7°C, the lowest temperature of 2020.