Seasonal Averages and Totals for Summer 2016

*Anomaly figures compare values to 30 year averages*

Anomaly

Date

Temperatures

(ยบ C)

Mean seasonal

16.9

+0.4

Warmest day

32.9

1/8

Coldest day

14.6

31/8

Average maximum

21.2

+0.1

Warmest night

17.6

1/8

Coldest night

4.8

10/6

Average minimum

12.6

+0.8

Lowest Grass Minimum

0.7

31/7

Rainfall

(mm)

Total

162.8

90%

Rain days > 0.2mm

46

Wettest day

27.8

16/6

Wet days>1.0mm

30

Longest dry period

7 days

Very wet days > 5.0mm

11

Sunshine

(hr)

Total

505.6

88%

Sunniest day

14.2

6/6

Days without sunshine

1

Longest period without sun

1 day

Days with:

Air frosts

0

Snowfall

0

Ground frosts

0

Snow lying

0

Fog

0

Gales

0

Thunder

7

Hail

0

Brief comments on the climate statistics for summer 2016

This was the warmest summer in Coventry (16.9C) since 2006 (18.0C).

Only 7 summers have been warmer than this year since 1976 (1953 1989 1990 1995 1997 2003 2006).

It was the driest summer (162.8mm) in Coventry since 2011 (138.4mm); only 3 summers have been drier sine the Millennium.

It was however, the dullest summer in Coventry (505.6hr) since 2012 (405.3hr); only two summers have recorded less sunshine since 1988 (2000 & 2012).