Rather than start a new thread, I have decided to post the final stats for this winter in this thread.
Given below, are the final Winter statistics for Edinburgh, Gogarbank from all of the data which I have available which are: Temperature (°C):
Lowest Min: -8.7 on (12/12/2022)
Highest Min: 9.5 on (20/2/2023)
Mean Min: 1.9
Min. Anomaly: +0.4
Lowest Max: -2.6 on (13/12/2022)
Highest Max: 14.5 on (19/12/2022)
Mean Max: 7.6
Max. Anomaly: +0.5
Ave. Temp.: 4.8
Temp. Anomaly: +0.5
Other Temperature Statistics
Nights with minus double digits temperatures 0
Single Figures Maximum Temperatures 66
Single Figures Minimum Temperatures 64
Double Figures Maximum Temperatures 22
Double Figures Minimum Temperatures 0 Number of Frosts
Ground Frosts 37
Air Frosts: 26 (87.5% of 1991-2020 winter Average)
Ice Days: 2 Snow Depths (cm)
Highest Snow Depth 5 (on 30/12/2022)
Days With Lying Snow 12
Days with snow lying at 09:00 UTC 3
Consecutive Days with snow lying 5 days (09/12/2022 to 13/12/2022) Rainfall (mm):
Total for Winter: 174.6 (83.6% of 1991-2020 winter Average)
Wettest Days: 20.6 (on 29/12/2022)
Highest Hourly Total 6.8 (on 30/12/2022 at 11:00 UTC)
Highest 15 min Total 2.8 (on 30/12/2022 at 08:00 UTC)
Rain Days: 33 (89.0% of 1991-2020 winter Average)
Dry Days: 41
Longest Dry Spell: 12 days (17/01/2023 to 28/01/2023)
Highest Number of Days without a single dry day: 15 days (18/12/2022 to 01/01/2023)
Highest consecutive number of rain days 10 days (22/12/2022 to 31/12/2022) Wind Speed (mph)
Lowest Mean Wind Speed 0.0 (on 1/12/2022)
Average Mean Wind Speed 9.5 (89.3% of 1991-2020 winter Average)
Highest Mean Wind Speed 34.5 (on 16/2/2023)
Highest Wind Gust 54.1 (on 5/1/2023) Pressure (mb)
Lowest Pressure 975.4 (on 30/12/2022)
Average Pressure 1012.5
Highest Pressure 1045.6 (on 4/2/2023) Sunshine Total (hrs)
Total for Month: 143.6 (88.3% of 1991-2020 March Average)
Sunniest Day: 6.5 (on 20/1/2023)
Sunless Days: 30 Conclusion:
The winter of 2022-2023 was very much a front loaded winter as it turned out. It was a winter which started off on a very promising note with some very cold weather in the early part of December, and even our first ice days since February/March 2018.
However, that was as good as it got and the winter as a whole was fairly disappointing in the end.
December was the only colder than average month during the winter with each other month getting progressively milder after that. There was some snow during December and January, though not a lot of it with February being a completely snowless month.
There was also a lot of air frosts during the first part of the winter, but the number of air frosts then faded over time with the overall number being slightly below average in the end thanks to a very poor February in that regard.
There was also very little in the way of rainfall for most of the time with December being the only wetter than average month of the winter and even that mostly came in the latter part of that month. Since then, it has continued to get progressively drier here.
Finally, the winter overall was slightly duller than average overall mainly due to an exceptionally dull February, with the winter's only sunnier than average month being experienced during January.
As I said above, it was a poor winter in the end after a very promising start, so I am only going to give it 4/10 on this occasion as a result. That is actually a better mark than what I gave the winter of 2021/21 although that is only really due to the cold weather in the earlier part of the winter.
Edited by user
01 March 2023 21:51:06
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