December was a record breaker in Burnham-On-Sea area
Burnham-On-Sea area saw its mildest December for years, it's been
confirmed this week.
Knoll based weather enthusiast Steve Baggs told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Decembers average temperature was 11.2C, by far the
warmest we have recorded (December 2011 was next warmest with
7.6C), 0.2C warmer than the previous month (which was the warmest
November we have recorded), and a full 6C above normal for the
time of year."
maximum temperature was 15.4C on the 20th, also a new December
record, and the warmest day (0600-1800) was Christmas day with
an average of 14.2C which was equalled by Christmas night
(1800-0600), also averaging 14.2C. These are figures we would
expect to see in May or June."
was no air frost the thermometer never dropped to freezing,
another first for December here."
it was mild, the Burnham area avoided the worst of the torrential
rain experienced in other parts of the UK.
December rainfall total was 63mm. Many places further north recorded
much more than that in a day maybe on several days
but there was no exceptional rainfall here: it rained on 25 days
during the month, and the highest daily total was 15.8mm on the
30th," he says.
added: "We arrived at the end of 2015 with the grass still
growing our second-warmest year on record with an average
of 11.2C, a figure beaten only by last year which averaged 11.6C."
highest temperature recorded during 2015 was 29.7C on 1st July,
and the lowest was -3.4C on 23rd January. The rainfall total for
the year was 785mm, close to the average yearly figure.