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2008 Weather - Lorton Vale, The Lake District (82m ASL)
Temperature (°C)
2008 Monthly Temperature
The graph above plots the mean monthly temperatures (red line) against the 1971-2000 mean compiled from the Aspatria Met Office data (grey line). The dashed lines indicate mean max and min temperatures (2008 - red line, 1971-2000 - grey line).
 
Rainfall (mm)
2008 Monthly Rainfall
The graph above shows the monthly rainfall totals (coloured red) plotted against the 1971-2000 mean compiled from the Aspatria Met Office data (coloured grey).
     
2008 Extremes:
    Min Max
Temperature -9.1 °C
(31 December)
27.4 °C
(28 July)
Humidity 31%
(19 March)
98%
(15 October)
Wind - 90.1 km/hr
(8 January)
Pressure 957.3mb
(10 March)
1043mb
(16 February)
Wind Chill -8.9 °C
(17 December)
27.3 °C
(11 June)
Heat Index -9.3 °C
(17 December)
27.3 °C
(11 June)
Dew Point -10.5 °C
(31 December)
16.9 °C
(11 May)
Rain Rate - 103.8 mm/h
(24 August)
Wettest Day 56.6mm
(23 October)
Wettest Month 305.8mm, 276% of mean
(October)
Driest Month 16mm, 29% of mean
(May)
 
 
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Summary and analysis of weather 2008

Overall the year turned out to be 0.2°C above the 30 year mean (2007 was 0.6°C) a rise less than the previous 2 years of full records. With monthly anomalies turning predominantly negative in the second half of the year. Rainfall was significantly above average with some very wet months causing with flooding during October.

 
2008 Temperature Tracker
  Average* Actual Anomaly
January 3.8°C 6.1°C 2.3°C
February 4.1°C 4.6°C 0.5°C
March 5.7°C 5.2°C -0.5°C
April 7.4°C 7.2°C -0.2°C
May 10.6°C 13.6°C 3.0°C
June 13.1°C 13°C -0.1°C
July 15.2°C 15.5°C 0.3°C
August 14.9°C 14.9°C 0°C
September 12.6°C 12.2°C -0.4°C
October 9.7°C 8.8°C -0.9°C
November 6.3°C 6.3°C 0°C
December 4.5°C 3°C -1.5°C
YEAR 9°C 9.2°C 0.2°C
       
Winter‡ 4.1°C 4.9°C 0.8°C
Spring 7.9°C 8.7°C 0.8°C
Summer 14.4°C 14.5°C 0.1°C
Autumn 9.5°C 9.1°C -0.5°C
       
*1971-2000 averages for Aspatria
‡Winter 2007/2008
 
2008 Rain Tracker
  Average* Actual Anomaly
January 101.9mm 189.2 186%
February 73.4mm 82.4 112%
March 78.3mm 112.8 144%
April 50.7mm 38.6 76%
May 55mm 16 29%
June 67.9mm 123 181%
July 68.2mm 104.8 154%
August 87.1mm 125.2 144%
September 93.2mm 128.2 138%
October 110.9mm 305.8 276%
November 107.6mm 54.8 51%
December 108.4mm 96.2 89%
YEAR 1002.6mm 1377.4mm 137%
       
Winter‡ 283.7mm 414.2mm 146%
Spring 184mm 167.4mm 91%
Summer 223.2mm 353mm 158%
Autumn 311.7mm 489.2mm 157%
       
*1971-2000 averages for Aspatria
‡Winter 2007/2008
 
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Historical Data
Monthly summary - December 2008
Monthly summary - November 2008
Monthly summary - October 2008
Monthly summary - September 2008
Monthly summary - August 2008
Monthly summary - July 2008
Monthly summary - June 2008
Monthly summary - May 2008
Monthly summary - April 2008
Monthly summary - March 2008
Monthly summary - February 2008
Monthly summary - January 2008
 
Year summary - 2008
Full year data in MS Excel format (4.09MB)
 
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