Seasonal Averages and Totals for Winter 2016 -17

*Anomaly figures compare values to 30 year averages*

Anomaly

Date

Temperatures

(º C)

Seasonal mean

5.3

+0.8

Warmest day

15.0

20/2

Coldest day

-0.6

26/1

Average maximum

8.1

+0.8

Warmest night

10.1

10/12

Coldest night

-4.1

27/1

Average minimum

2.4

+0.7

Lowest Grass Minimum

-8.8

28/12

Rainfall

(mm)

Total

128.0

77%

Rain days > 0.2mm

55

Wettest day

11.2

10/12

Wet days>1.0mm

28

Very wet days >5mm

9

Longest dry spell

3 days

Sunshine

(hr)

Total

176.8

89%

Sunniest day

7.1

13/2

Days without sunshine

28

Longest period without sun

5 days

Days with:

Air frosts

26

Snowfall

9

Ground frosts

45

Snow lying

1

Fog

4

Gales

1

Thunder

0

Hail

1

Brief comments on the winter climate statistics in Coventry

  • Only four winters have been milder than 2016-17 since the Millennium.
  • It was the driest winter since 2011/12 (122.4mm) – only 8 winters have been drier in the past 41 years, since 1976.
  • It was the dullest winter since 2010/11; only one winter has recorded less sunshine than this winter in the past 20 years
  • Winter 2016/17 (1020.4mb)was the most anticyclonic winter in Coventry since 1988 (1020.6mb).
  • Average wind speeds (6.1mph) were the lowest for any winter since before 1986.