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.