.An historical perspective of the climate statistics for Coventry during August 2019
August has been a disappointing month temperature-wise in recent years, with nine of the last fourteen August months in Coventry cooler than the city’s 30 year average (1981-2010).
Looking at this recent period, the average August temperature from 1995 to 2005 was 17.8ºC, compared to the 2005-2016 average of 16.6ºC – a considerable cooling trend of 1.2ºC.
However, with a mean monthly temperature of 17.7C, August 2019 has become the second warmer than average August in a row.
August 2019 was the warmest August in Coventry since 2004 (18.1c), with just 7 August months in the city warmer than this in the past 60 years (1975, 1984, 1990, 1995, 1997, 2003 and 2004).
August 2019 ranks 17th warmest in Coventry since records began in 1892.
25ththe hottest day of the month (31.3C) was the warmest August day in Coventry since 2003 (34.2C). Only 4 August months have had higher August maxima in the city since 1932 (87 years).
This was our wettest August (75.2mm) since 2014 (81.4mm).
Only five August months have been wetter than 2019 in Coventry since the Millennium (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014).
8ththe wettest day of the month (16.8mm) was the wettest August day in Coventry since 2015 (21.8mm).
We seem to have ‘lost’ almost 30 hours of sunshine during August in Coventry over the past 20 years or so. We recorded an average of 179.8 hours of August sunshine per month between 1996 and 2005, but only 150.6 hours from 2006 to 2015.
So, we are happy to find that August 2019 has been the sunniest August in Coventry (197.1hr) since 2007 (201.7hr).
Only 4 August months have recorded more sunshine than 2019 since 1991 (1995, 1998. 2003 and 2007).