What was the weather like in St Albans in 2017?

Rothamsted research, who collated the data. Photo: Danny Loo.

Rothamsted research, who collated the data. Photo: Danny Loo. - Credit: Archant

The boffins at Rothamsted Research have collated weather data for St Albans district for the whole of 2017.

Among their findings is 2017 had below average rainfall, with just 691mm rather than 733mm, based on an average from 1981 to 2010.

The most on one day was 23.0mm on Sunday, December 10 because of snow. December was the wettest month, and April was the driest, with 10.9mm of rainfall.

We enjoyed 1,602 hours of sunshine, and the sunniest month was June with 229 hours.

2017 ranks as the fifth warmest year on record, behind 2002, 2006, 2011 and 2014.


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The overall mean temperature for 2017 was above the 9.8C average at 10.6C.

The hottest day was Wednesday, June 21 at 31.3C, and the coldest night was Tuesday, December 12 at -6.3C.

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