May 2014

Weather Report – May 2014

In Plymtree the total rainfall I measured for the month was 86.5mm. The average (1981-2010) at Dunkeswell Airfield is 72.3mm. This means that we received 120% of the Dunkeswell average. The wettest day of May was the 24th with 16.0mm and there were 15 rain days (rainfall ≥ 1mm). This compares to an average of 11.3 days for Dunkeswell. Rainfall was fairly evenly distributed through the month with the longest period seeing no rain days being from the 13th to the 18th. The highest temperature recorded was 26.4°C on the 17th. This will be slightly higher than official local records because of the sheltered location of my temperature sensor. The lowest temperature, 1.3°C, was recorded on the 4th.

Mike Ayles