June 2017

Weather Report – June 2017

In Plymtree, like the rest of the UK, the start of June was generally unsettled and often rather cool especially overnight. However, from the 10th and for the next 17 days the weather was mostly dry and warm with a period of 5 days around the middle of the month when it became very warm or even hot with the maximum temperature exceeding 30°C on each day. Unsettled weather returned for the last few days of the month. The total rainfall I measured for the month was 64.1mm. The average (1981-2010) at Dunkeswell Airfield is 66.0mm. This means that we received 97% of the Dunkeswell average. The wettest day of the month was the 28th with 24.5mm. There were 9 rain days (rainfall ≥ 1mm), which compares to an average of 9.2 days for Dunkeswell. The highest temperature I recorded during June was 32.6°C (90.7°F) on the 20th and the average maximum temperature was 22.6°C. The lowest temperature, 4.7°C was recorded on the 3rd. Overnight on the 23rd/24th the temperature didn’t fall below 15.9°C (60.6°F). I have included a temperature graph this month for information. The strongest wind during June occurred during the early evening of the 5th when a gust of 35.8mph was recorded by Pete Draper at Normans Green.

Mike Ayles