Weather Report – July 2014
In Plymtree the total rainfall I measured for the month was 28.4mm. The average (1981-2010) at Dunkeswell Airfield is 66.8mm. This means that we received only 43% of the Dunkeswell average. The wettest day of July was the 7th with 12.0mm and there were only 4 rain days (rainfall ≥ 1mm). This compares to an average of 10.2 days for Dunkeswell. All the rainfall occurred during the first 18 days of the month with the period from the 19th to the 31st seeing no rain at all. Thunderstorms occurred on the 17th and 18th and although thunder was heard on the 24th Plymtree missed the heavy rain that fell just south of us. The highest temperature recorded was 30.2°C on the 26th making it the warmest day of the year so far. The lowest temperature, 7.1°C, was recorded on the 2nd. The strongest wind occurred on the afternoon of the 6th when a gust of 24.4mph was recorded by Pete Draper at Normans Green.