What was the weather like in St Albans in January?

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

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

The weather whizzes at Rothamsted Research have collated the weather data for January.

It was relatively wet but also warm with above average sunshine, yet there was also a morning of settling snow in the second half of the month.

Rainfall was above average with 76.1mm, 6.15mm above the 30-year average. There were 23 days with 0.2mm or more of rain and seven days had more than 5mm.

The most on one day was 16.6mm on Sunday, January 21. Some of this fell as snow that morning but was dissolved by rain.

Sunshine was above average with 64.9 hours (2.83 hours above average). The most was 7.2 hours on Tuesday, January 30. There were nine days with no sunshine.


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January’s mean maximum and minimum temperatures were above average at 8.2C (1.46C above average) and 2.2C (0.96C above average).

The highest day temperature was 12.6C on Wednesday, January 24. The lowest was -2.3C on Friday, January 19.

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