BABLAKE WEATHER STATION, Coventry

Annual Averages and Totals for 2020

*Anomaly figures compare values to 30 year averages*

Anomaly

Date

Temperatures

(ยบ C)

Mean annual

11.1

+0.9

Warmest day

35.2

31/7

Coldest day

1.6

28/12

Average maximum

15.0

+1.0

Warmest night

18.6

12/8

Coldest night

-2.4

31/12

Average minimum

7.1

+0.7

Lowest Grass Minimum

-8.8

26/3

Annual Rainfall

(mm)

Total

756.4

109%

Rain days > 0.2mm

198

Wettest day

38.0

3/10

Wet days>1.0mm

138

Very wet days > 5.0mm

49

Longest dry spell

22 days

Annual Sunshine

(hr)

Total

1698.2

111%

Sunniest day

14.7

23/6 25/6

Days without sunshine

50

Longest period without sun

4 days

Days with:

Air frosts

22

Snowfall

9

Ground frosts

80

Snow lying

0

Fog

3

Gales

1

Thunder

15

Hail

9

Average relative humidity at 0900hr

80%

Highest sea level pressure

1049mb

20/1

Average sea level pressure @ 0900hr GMT

1014.4mb

Lowest sea level pressure

970 mb

28/12

Average annual wind speed (mph)

7.0

Maximum Wind Gust (mph)

51

9/2

Brief comments on the statistics for 2020

It has been the warmest year (11.1C) since 2014 (11.2C), and the seventh year in a row with above average temperatures. Only 2014 has been warmer than 2020 in Coventry since 1892

Only five years have recorded below average temperatures since 1993.

Only three years have recorded fewer air frosts (22) since 1892 (1990, 1999, 2002)

Only five years have been wetter than 2020 since the Millennium (2007 2008 2012 2014 2019)

There were more days of thunder (15) in 2020 since 2006 (17)

Only three years have recorded more sunshine than 2020 in the past 30 years (1995 2003 2018).