Weather summary for Teignmouth, Dawlish and nearby areas by Mike Trigger

Items marked * contain estimates to fill in missing data

The monthly weather summary is prepared as soon as possible each month and is based on unofficial recordings and the opinion of the author. No claim is made about the accuracy of the summary. If you are aware of an error or omission please e-mail mike.trigger@gmail.com   (Seasonal summaries available by 10th).

The longer term averages are sourced from the Met Office.

LTA=long term average 1981 to 2010

Updated 3rd November 2019


Weather Summary October 2019 compiled 3rd November

October was very unsettled with frequent spells of wet and windy weather as low pressure dominated the weather patterns. There were only a small number of dry days during the month often associated October with transient areas of higher pressure, namely on the 3rd and 21 to 23rd. Although High pressure developed over the UK at the end of the month, low pressure and associated frontal systems remained close to the SW of England maintaining a dull and wet theme. One of these lows was associated with “Pablo” which may well be the furthest north and east Atlantic tropical storm in the modern record. This helped produce a two day rain total of between 2 and 3 inches (50 to 75mm) during the last two days of the month.
A chart sequence for October can be viewed here

In terms of statistics:
Recorded rainfall of between 190 and 300mm was at least double the average (94mm). The wettest day was on the 30th when 40mm of rain was recorded at Teignmouth and Dawlish with another 10mm to 20mm on the 31st. Netherton recorded as much as 111mm over the two days. Water could be seen streaming off the hills leading to some of local flooding. There was only around 5 days with no measurable rain, twenty days with 1mm or more of rain recorded (average twelve days). There were around seven days with 10mm or more (average 3), and at least two days with over 20mm.
The temperature averaged out at around 12 Celsius which is close to the longer term average. The highest temperatures recorded during the month were in the high teens Celsius in the first week of the month. The lowest temperatures were recorded on the 23rd in most places but away from the coast the 28th was also chilly with values between 2 and 4 Celsius. This may have been low enough for a touch of ground frost but only Netherton managed to actually fall below freezing with a low of minus half a degree on the 28th.
95 hours of sunshine was recorded electronically (tends to be an over estimate) at Dawlish, 92 hours at Netherton and 89 hours were recorded traditionally at Teignmouth. This compares to the Teignmouth average of 110.6 hours.



In summary, October 2019, was unusually wet, rather cloudy overall but with close to average temperature.

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C

Teignmouth Den.
Mean temperature 12.4C (LTA 12.2C). Average Max 15.2C (LTA 15.2C). Highest 17.7C on 1st. Average Min 9.6C (LTA 9.3C). Lowest 2.4C on 24th. Air frost 0. (Average 0). Potential 1 ground frosts
Total rain *189.5mm (LTA 94.3mm). 5 dry days, 22 days with 1mm or more (LTA 12). Wettest day 40.5mm on the 30th 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 6 days with >= 10mm. 2 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun 89.1 hours (LTA 110.6 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 11.7C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 1 days. Highest 19.5C on 1st. Lowest 2.7C morning of 23rd. Total rain 204mm. 5 dry days 21 days with 1mm or more. 8 days 10mm or more. 2 days 20mm or more Wettest day 39.9mm 30th .

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp missing data. Air frost missing data.. Ground frost missing data. Highest 19.8C on 1st. Lowest missing data. Total rain missing data. missing data. dry days missing data. missing data days with 1mm or more. missing data. days 10mm or more. missing data.days 20mm or more Wettest day missing data.

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 12C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 18C on 4th. Lowest 3.8C morning of 23rd. Total rain 215mm. 4 dry days 20 days with 1mm or more. 9 days 10mm or more. 2 days 20mm or more Wettest day 41mm 30th.

Netherton.
Average temp 11.4C. Air frost 1 days. Ground frost possible 4 days. Highest 18.6C on 5th. Lowest minus0.5C morning of 28th. Total rain 294mm. 6 dry days 20 days with 1mm or more. 9 days 10mm or more. 4 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 69mm 30th.


Weather Summary September 2019 2019 compiled 3 October 2019

September was rather mixed with a good number of dry days, above average sunshine and temperature, which on the face of it makes the month south quite good. There were in fact six days with no measurable rain in the first ten days of the month, followed by a dry period between the 11th and 20th. After this though there was a very wet period resulting in almost double the normal rainfall total and indeed the number wet days was also above average.
In terms of weather patterns, the month began with westerly winds a higher than average pressure across the south of England but with a series of mostly weak weather fronts crossing the district associated with low pressure further north. High pressure developed and brought a more settled period during the middle of the month but after the 21st a series of quite significant low pressure centres moved across Wales and England brings some very heavy rain.

In terms of statistics:
Rainfall totals of between 100 and 130mm were around double the average (58mm). The wettest day was on the 24th when around 25mm of rain was recorded. There were around 17 days with no measureable rain but 11 days with 1mm or more (average 8 days). There were three to five days with 10mm or more, and one or two days with over 20mm (1 for Teignmouth area and 2 for Dawlish). Teignmouth Den recorded almost 33mm in the period 0900UTC 24th to 0900UTC on the 25th. (Other rainfall figures are midnight to midnight.)
The temperature averaged out at around 16 Celsius which was about 0.7 Celsius above the longer term average. The highest temperatures recorded during the month were in the low twenties Celsius between the 12th and 16th. There were only 4 days when the maximum temperature at Teignmouth did not reach 20 Celsius. The lowest temperatures were recorded on the 8th with values between 6 and 9 Celsius.
196 hours of sunshine was recorded electronically (tends to be an over estimate) at Dawlish, 187 hours at Netherton and 163.5 hours were recorded traditionally at Teignmouth which compares to the Teignmouth average of 160.6 hours.

In summary, September 2019, despite being much wetter, was slightly warmer and slightly sunnier than average.

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C

Teignmouth Den. Rain missing 30th - estimated 15mm - may be updated whn true value is available.
Mean temperature 15.9C (LTA 15.2C). Average Max 19.2C (LTA 18.6C). Highest 21.4C on 16th. Average Min 12.6C (LTA 11.7C). Lowest 8.4C on 8th. Air frost nil.
Total rain *105.7mm (LTA 57.5mm). 16 dry days, 11 days with 1mm or more (LTA 9). Wettest day 32.7mm on the 23rd 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 3 days with >= 10mm. 1 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun 163.5 hours (LTA 160.6 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 15.6C. Air frost 0 days. Highest 24C on 15th. Lowest 6C morning of 8th. Total rain 129mm. 17 dry days 10 days with 1mm or more. 6 days 10mm or more. 2 days 20mm or more Wettest day 26.7mm 24th .
Digital sun hours = 195.7

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 15.9C. Air frost 0days. Highest 23.8C on 13th. Lowest 6.8C morning of 8th. Total rain 117.6mm. 18 dry days 12 days with 1mm or more. 5 days 10mm or more. 2 days 20mm or more Wettest day 22.6mm 24th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 16C. Air frost 0days. Highest 22C on 3/12th. Lowest 8.5C morning of 8th. Total rain 115mm. 16 dry days, 13 days with 1mm or more. 4 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more Wettest day 23mm on 24th.

Netherton. XX=missing data
Average temp 14.9C. Air frost 0days. Highest XXC on XXth. Lowest 4.5C morning of 8th. Total rain 128.4mm. 16 dry days, 11 days with 1mm or more, 7 days 10mm or more. 2 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 25mm 24th.
Digital sun hours = 187.2



Weather Summary Summer. June July August 2019 (updated 2 Sept 2019)

Temperature averaged about 17 Celsius slightly above the 30 year average of 16.5 degrees Celsius.
Total rain was around 181mm (average 150mm). There were around 50 days with no measurable rain, between 25 and 30 days with 1mm or more (average 23 days), 5 to 8 days with 10mm or more (average 4) and 2 days with 20mm or more.
Sunshine at Teignmouth was 603 hours (average 657 hours)


Teignmouth Den. *Estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data.
Average Max 20.5C (LTA 20.1C) Average Min 13.6C (LTA 13C) Mean temperature 17C (LTA 16.5C). Air frost 0. (LTA 0 day)
Total rain 180.6m (LTA 150.1mm). 49 dry days (LTA 52-57), 26 days with 1mm or more (LTA 23). 5 days 10mm or more 2 days (LTA 4-6) 20mm or more. Total sun 603.4 hours (LTA 657).

Dawlish inland. Average temp 16.8C. Air frost 0 days. Total rain 183mm. 50 dry days. 29 days with 1mm or more. 8 days with 10mm or more 1 days with 20mm or more.

Dawlish Warren MISSING DATA .

Teignmouth inland. Average temp 16.8C. Air frost 0 days. Total rain 186mm. 49 dry days. 26 days with 1mm or more.8 days with 10mm or more 1 days with 20mm or more.

Netherton MISSING DATA



Weather Summary August 2019 2nd Sept 2019

August started with a short drier spell (1-4th) due to a ridge of higher pressure between a departing low pressure area to the East and the next low pressure to the west of Ireland. A series of low pressure centres then brought weather frontal across the district leading to a wetter period (5-16th). During this period a very deep low moved across Ireland bring heavy rain and strong winds or gales to parts of the district on the 9th and 10th.
From the 19th higher pressure developed across the south as low pressure continued further north. This brought another drier period (19-26) with the latter stages of the month seeing a scattering of showery rain. Despite the unsettled nature of the month sunshine and temperatures were slightly above average with only 4 days at Teignmouth when the maximum temperature was below 20 Celsius.

In terms of statistics:
Rainfall totals between about 65 and 85mm were about 20% above. The wettest day was on the 9th when around 25mm of rain was recorded. There were 15 days with no measureable rain and 12 days with 1mm or more (average 8 days). There were three days with 10mm or more, including one day with over 20mm.
The temperature averaged out at around 17.5 Celsius which is fractionally above average. The highest temperatures recorded during the month were in the high twenties Celsius on the 25th. There were only 4 days when the maximum temperature at Teignmouth did not reach 20 Celsius. The lowest temperatures were recorded on the 29th with values between 7 and 11 Celsius.
236 hours of sunshine was recorded electronically at Dawlish (tends to be an over estimate) and 211.5 hours were recorded traditionally at Teignmouth which compares to the Teignmouth average of 209.6 hours.


In summary, August 2019 despite being wetter, was slightly warmer and sunnier, than average.

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C

Teignmouth Den.
Mean temperature 17.5C (LTA 17.2C). Average Max 21.1C (LTA 20.7C). Highest 23.2C on 25th. Average Min 13.9C (LTA 13.7C). Lowest 11C on 29th. Air frost 0. (Average 0).
Total rain 66.8mm (LTA 54.1mm). 12 dry days (LTA 18), 11 days with 1mm or more (LTA 8). Wettest day 24.5mm on the 9th 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 2 day with >= 10mm (LTA 1-2). 1 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun 211.5 hours (LTA 209.6 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 17.2C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 28.6C on 25th. Lowest 7.7C morning of 29th. Total rain 74.7mm. 14 dry days 12 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 1 day 20mm or more Wettest day 24mm 9th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 17.4C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 23.7C on 25th. Lowest 9.8C morning of 29th. Total rain *70mm. 15 dry days 13 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more Wettest day 21.8mm 9th .


Weather Summary July 2019 03 August 2019

July was much drier and warmer than average largely due to long periods when high pressure dominated the weather patterns. High pressure developed the UK during the first week of July, weakened for a time in the second week to allow weak weather fronts to cross the district. Despite the weak fronts the generally dry weather continued until the 19th when low pressure moved across Ireland and brought rain and strong winds across many parts of the UK. High pressure returned across southern parts of England for a further few more days until a deep Atlantic low pressure brought southerly winds across western Europe.
The southerly winds brought hot air from the Sahara and resulted in an unusually hot few days in the UK. A new all time high temperature record of 38.7 Celsius was set across England on the 25th and recorded were broken widely across Europe. Although not record, temperatures reached between 26 and 30 Celsius across the Dawlish and Teignmouth area.
The warm spell ended on the 30th as low pressure moved across Devon bringing a wet and quite windy period followed by heavy showers which led to the flooding of the tunnel into Dawlish Warren. None of the local weather stations measured the rainfall in the heavy thunder shower that probably caused the flooding, although high rain rates could be seen on the rainfall radar.


In terms of statistics:
Rainfall totals between 20 and 38mm were about two thirds of the average July and making up for the wetter June. The wettest day was on the 30th when around 10 to 15mm of rain was recorded. The Dawlish Warren tunnel flood suggests that higher rain totals on the 31st occurred in that area. There were 23 days with no measurable rain and only 3 days with 1mm or more (average 7 days).
The temperature averaged out at around 18.5 Celsius which is about a degree above average. The highest temperatures recorded during the month were in the high twenties Celsius on the 25th. There were at least 19 days when the temperature was above 20 Celsius and up 9 days with over 25 Celsius, though fewer days near the coast.
281 hours of sunshine was recorded electronically at Dawlish (tends to be an over estimate) and 242.7 hours were recorded traditionally at Teignmouth which compares to the Teignmouth average of 225 hours.



In summary, July 2019 was much warmer, drier and somewhat sunnier than average.
Due to a problem with Wunderground server full data from some observations are missing and marked#.

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C

Teignmouth Den. data awaited
Mean temperature 18.5C (LTA 17.3C). Average Max 22.3C (LTA 20.8C). Highest 27.4C on 25th. Average Min 14.8C (LTA 13.7C). Lowest 9.9C on 4tht. Air frost 0. (Average 0). Potential 0 ground frosts
Total rain 31.4mm (LTA 45.5mm). 25 dry days, 4 days with 1mm or more (LTA 7). Wettest day 14.6mm on the 29th 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 1 day with >= 10mm. 0 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun 242.7 hours (LTA 225 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 18.4C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 29C on 25th. Lowest 7.5C morning of 4th. Total rain 21mm. 23 dry days 3 days with 1mm or more. 0 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 9.9mm 30th .

Dawlish Warren# (inland from railway line).
Average temp #C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 27.5C on 25th. Lowest 9C morning of 4th. Total rain ## mm ##dry days ## days with 1mm or more. ## days 10mm or more. ## days 20mm or more Wettest day ##mm ##th . No rain data all month. Flooding in tunnel to beach 31st due local heavy thunder showers no verifying rain data.
Kenton rain total 27mm. 14mm on 30th. 5 days 1mm or more.

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 18C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 28C on 25th. Lowest 10C morning of 4th. Total rain 32mm. 23 dry days 3 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 15mm 30th .

Netherton#.
Average temp ##C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 27.5C on 25th. Lowest ##C morning of ##st. Total rain 20mm. 24 dry days 3 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 11.2mm 30th .


Weather Summary June 2019 2nd July 2019

Low pressure brought periods of rather cool, wet and at times windy weather across the district for much of June but the month ended with a less unsettled and warm period.
The period from the 6th to 18th was especially dull and wet with lower than average day time temperatures but the wettest period was between the 6th and 13th when about two thirds of the months rain fell. The wettest day in the Dawlish area was the 7th but for Teignmouth it was the 10th when thunderstorms brought over and inch of rain.
From the 21st the cooler often westerly winds were replaced by warmer air brought on southerly or southeast winds accompanied by a less unsettled weather period with somewhat higher pressure. Although unusually hot air moved from France into southern England the Teignmouth and Dawlish areas were kept cooler due to, at times strong, easterly winds although inland areas did reach 26 or 27 Celsius on the 27th.

In terms of statistics:
Despite a cooler period in the first half of the month the warmer temperatures near the end resulted in the average temperature for June being around 15 Celsius which is close to the 30 year average. Teignmouth daily maximum temperatures were slightly lower than average but minimum values were slightly milder the normal. The warmest days occurred over several days near the end of the month with temperatures in the low to mid 20’s Celsius. The warmest day being the 27th in most parts of the district. The coldest mornings were on the 6th and 22nd when temperature fell to around 5 or 6 Celsius although Netherton dipped to 3 Celsius. Night temperature were slightly cooler than normal but maximum temperatures slightly higher than average.
Rainfall totals were between 80 and 90mm which is well above the average of 50mm and there were 11 dry days but 13 days with 1mm or more (average 8) and 4 days with 10mm or more (average 2 days).
260.2 hours of sunshine was recorded electronically at Dawlish (tends to be a large over estimate) and 149.2 hours were recorded traditionally at Teignmouth which compares to the Teignmouth average of 222 hours, that’s 73 hours less sunshine than average.


In summary, June 2019 was much cloudier and wetter than average and after a cooler first half ended warmer resulting in a near average temperature for the month as a whole.

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C

Teignmouth Den.
Mean temperature 15.1C (LTA 15.1C). Average Max 18.2C (LTA 18.7C). Highest 22.8C on 30th. Average Min 12.1C (LTA 11.6C). Lowest 7.6C on 22nd. Air frost 0. (Average 0). Potential 0 ground frosts
Total rain 81.4mm (LTA 50.5mm). 12 dry days, 11 days with 1mm or more (LTA 8). Wettest day 28mm on the 10th 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 3 day with >= 10mm. 1 day with >= 20mm. 10mm reported 18th no other local station had this but radar suggested it was possible.
Total sun 149.2 hours (LTA 222.4 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 15C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 26C on 26th/27th. Lowest 5C morning of 22nd. Total rain 87mm. 12 dry days 14 days with 1mm or more. 5 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 18.5mm 7th .

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 15C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 26C on 27th. Lowest 6C morning of 6th. Total rain 81mm. 10 dry days 13 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 18mm 11th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 15C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 24C on 26th. Lowest 8C morning of 6th/22nd. Total rain 82mm. 11 dry days 13 days with 1mm or more. 4 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 19mm 10th .

Netherton.
Average temp 14C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 3 days. Highest 25C on 27th. Lowest 3C morning of 6/9/22. Total rain 81.5mm. 11 dry days 15 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 19.8mm 10th .


Weather Summary Spring. March April May 2019 (updated 5 June 2019)

Spring 2019 was slightly milder, slightly drier (despite a wet March) and possibly slightly cloudier than average.

Teignmouth Den. *Estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data.
Average Max 14C (LTA 13.3) Average Min 7.6C (LTA 6.7C) Mean temperature 10.8C (LTA 9.3C). Air frost 0. (LTA 10 days, mainly March)
Total rain 155.6m (LTA 186.6mm). 57 dry days, 27days with 1mm or more (LTA 30). Total sun 491.6 hours (LTA 526).

Dawlish inland. Average temp 10.5C. Air frost 2 days. Total rain 173mm. 48 dry days. 34 days with 1mm or more.

Dawlish Warren Average temp 10.3C. Air frost 2 days .Total rain 171mm. 52 dry days. 34 days with 1mm or more.

Teignmouth inland. Average temp 10.3C. Air frost 0 days. Total rain 188mm. 42 dry days. 36 days with 1mm or more.

Netherton Average temp 9.7C. Air frost 11 days. Total rain 179mm. 48 dry days. 30 days with 1mm or more.



Weather Summary May 2019 updated 05 June 2019

Weak weather fronts moved south over the country bringing cool air to the district and as High pressure developed from the west, by the 5th, the lead to chilly start to the 6th with a frost in places. The High was replaced by Low pressure resulting in the wettest day of the month on the 8th although some places had another wet day on the 10th. High pressure again developed with a centre of 1041mb over the North Sea although this High edged away towards Scandinavia by the 17th. Further weak weather fronts moved in from the east before High pressure returned by the 22nd. The High was weak and allowed a series of weak fronts to spread from the west which at least brought milder air and led to higher temperatures in the latter part of the month.

In terms of statistics:
The average temperature for May was around 12 Celsius, which is close to the 30 year average. The warmest days occurred over a few days at the end of the month with temperatures in the low 20’s Celsius, the warmest day being the 30th in most parts of the distract. The coldest morning was on the 6th when temperature fell low enough for a touch of frost in places with a low of minus 2 Celsius in Netherton but just above zero in most places. Away from the coast ground frost was possible on several nights during the first half of the month. Night temperature were slightly cooler than normal but maximum temperatures slightly higher than average.
Rainfall was well below average with between 20 and 40mm recorded across the district. There were at least 20 dry days and only around 5 days when 1 mm or more of rain was recorded. The wettest period was the 7th to 10th, with around 18mm of rain failing on the 8th and another 10mm on the 10th in some places.
276 hours of sunshine was recorded electronically at Dawlish (tends to be an over estimate) and 218 hours were recorded traditionally at Teignmouth which compares to the Teignmouth average of 217 hours.


In summary, May 2019 was drier than average and after a cooler than average start ended warmer resulting in a near average temperature for the month for the month as a whole.

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C

Teignmouth Den.
Mean temperature 12.6C (LTA 12.4C). Average Max 16.5C (LTA 15.7C). Highest 21.9C on 30th. Average Min 8.8C (LTA 9C). Lowest 2.7C on 6th. Air frost 0. (Average 0). Potential 2 ground frosts
Total rain 39.6mm (LTA 58.8mm). 26 dry days, 5 days with 1mm or more (LTA 9). Wettest day 16.4mm on the 7th 0900 to 0900 hours 8th. 1 day with >= 10mm. 0 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun 218 hours (LTA 217.5 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 12.4C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 6 days. Highest 22.3C on 30th. Lowest 0.5C morning of 6th. Total rain 29mm. 21 dry days 5 days with 1mm or more. 1 day 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 18.5mm 8th .

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 12C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 5 days. Highest 23C on 30th. Lowest 1C morning of 6th. Total rain 24mm. 23 dry days 6 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 16mm 8th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 12C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 3 days. Highest 23C on 30th. Lowest 2C morning of 6th. Total rain 40mm. 19 dry days 6 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 13mm 8th .

Netherton.
Average temp 12C. Air frost 2days. Ground frost possible 16 days. Highest 22C on 30th. Lowest -2C morning of 5 and 6th. Total rain 37mm. 20 dry days 4 days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 16mm 8th .


Weather Summary April 2019 (2 May 2019)

Low pressure was probably the dominant feature of the month, although there were more dry days than wet ones in most places. There were two periods when high pressure dominated, the 10 to 15th and 19 to 23rd, although high pressure also occurred on the 1st and at the end of the month. Winds from between East and South were quite frequent and there were a number of quite windy days, 2nd, 5th 13th to 15th with the strongest winds associated with storm “Hannah” on the 27th.

In terms of statistics:
The average temperature for April was around 10 Celsius, just a fraction higher than the 30 year average (9.5C). The warmest days occurred over a few days centred on the 20th when highs of between 20 and 26 Celsius were recorded. The coldest morning of the month was on the 3rd when temperature fell to between 2 Celsius, at the coast but as low as minus 2 or minus 3 Celsius inland. Away from the coast there were 2 to 4 nights with an air frost and possibly as many as 8 nights when a ground frost was possible.
Rainfall was near average with between with values around 50 or 60mm recorded. There were around 15 dry days but 9 to 12 days when 1 mm or more of rain was recorded across the district, the average being 10 days. The wettest period, with around 20 to 25 mm, was centred on the 5th.
220 hours of sunshine was recorded electronically at Dawlish and 139 hours recorded traditionally at Teignmouth which compares to the Teignmouth average of 187 hours.


In summary, April 2019 despite an unusually warm Easter period temperatures ended up only slightly milder than average. Rainfall was near average but it was cloudier than normal, indicated by below average sunshine.

Grass frost estimates use air min temp below 4C

Teignmouth Den.
Mean temperature *10.3C (LTA 9.5C). Average Max *13.2C (LTA 12.8C). Highest 22.4C on 20th. Average Min *7.3C (LTA 6.1C). Lowest 2C on 3rd. Air frost 0. (Average 0.4). Potential 3 ground frosts
Total rain 49.7mm (LTA 58.4mm). 15 dry days, 9 days with 1mm or more (LTA 10). Wettest day 11.5mm on the 4thst 0900 to 0900 hours next day with 9.6 on 5th =21.1mm. 1 day with >= 10mm. 0 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun 139.1 hours (LTA 186.3 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 9.8C. Air frost 2 days. Ground frost possible 8 days. Highest 26C on 20th. Lowest -0.7C morning of 3rd. Total rain 58mm. 13 dry days 11 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more Wettest day 20mm 5th .

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 10C. Air frost 1 day. Ground frost possible 6 days. Highest 26C on 20th. Lowest -1C morning of 3rd. Total rain 63mm. 15 dry days 12 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more Wettest day 21mm 5th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 10C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 6 days. Highest 22C on 20th. Lowest 1C morning of 3rd. Total rain 61mm. 11 dry days 12 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 18mm 5th.

Netherton.
Average temp 9C. Air frost 4days. Ground frost possible on many days. Highest 24C on 20th. Lowest -3C morning of 3rd. Total rain 60mm. 14 dry days 11 days with 1mm or more. 1 day 10mm or more. 1 day 20mm or more. Wettest day 25mm 5th .


Weather Summary March 2019 (3 April 2019)

Until the 17th March was very unsettled with periods of wet and windy weather as low pressure centres and their associated fronts crossed the UK. There were two named storms, Freya (3/4th) and Gareth (12/13th) although the depression on the 5th/6th brought the wettest conditions to the district with almost an inch of rain. High pressure developed after the 17th bringing a good deal of dry and sunny weather, interrupted on the 23/24th by a slow moving cold front which made for a cloudy wet and often drizzly period.

In terms of statistics;
The average temperature for March was around 9 Celsius, that’s over a degree above the long term average. The warmest days occurred between the 27th and 30th when highest values of between 16 and 18 Celsius were recorded. The coldest morning of the month was on the 26th when most areas got close to but in the main just above zero. Netherton dipped to minus 1 Celsius and managed five air frosts during the month. In general though there were fewer than average frosts during March.
Because of the unsettled first two thirds of the month rainfall was above average with between 65mm and 95mm recorded. There were around 13 dry days but 13 to 16 days when 1 mm or more of rain was recorded, the average being 11 days. The wettest day, with up to 25 mm, was on the 5th. And there were 2 or 3 days with over 10mm and one with at least 20mm.
Sunshine was above normal with 163 hours recorded electronically at Dawlish and 134 hours recorded traditionally at Teignmouth which compares to the Teignmouth average of 123 hours
(Averages are based on Teignmouth 1981 to 2010).

In summary, March 2019 milder than average and was sunnier despite near or above average rain.  

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C in winter

Teignmouth Den.
Mean temperature 9.5C (LTA 7.9C). Average Max 12.5C (LTA 10.9C). Highest 14.2C on 14th. Average Min 6.5C (LTA 4.9C). Lowest 2.4C on 26. Air frost nil. (Average 1). Potential 6 ground frosts
Total rain 66.3mm (LTA 69.4mm). 16 dry days, 13 days with 1mm or more (LTA 11). Wettest day 23.7mm on the 5th 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 1 day with >= 10mm. 1 day with >= 20mm.
Total sun *134.5 hours (LTA 122.6 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 9.3C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 12 days. Highest 17.8C on 30th. Lowest 0.2C morning of 26th. Total rain 84.6mm. 14 dry days 16 days with 1mm or more. 3 day 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 22.2mm 5th. Sunshine *163 hours (data from Weather Cloud)

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 9C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 10 days. Highest 17C on 27th. Lowest 1C morning of 26th. Total rain 83.5mm, 14 dry days 16 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 19mm 5th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 9C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible ** days. Highest 15C on 30th. Lowest 2C morning of 26th. Total rain 85.8mm. 15 dry days 14 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 23.6mm 5th .

Netherton.
Average temp 8C. Air frost 5days. Ground frost possible 18 days. Highest 16C on 19/27th. Lowest -1C morning of 26th. Total rain 81.8mm. 14 dry days. 15 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 21.8mm 5th .



Weather Summary Winter December 2018 to February 2019 (1 March 2019)

For Teignmouth average temperature was 7.9C (1.2C above average) with both average maximum and average minimum above the long term values (1981-2010) and there were seven fewer air frosts than average. Rainfall was below average 208mm (average 270mm) and sunshine was close to average at 204hours (average 209hours). There number of days with snow was probably below average.

Dawlish inland, average temperature 7.4C with 13 air frosts and 231mm of rain.
Nertherton , average temperature 6.8C with 24 air frosts and 264mm of rain.
Ringmore average temperature 7.3C with 24 air frosts and 219mm of rain.



Weather Summary February 2019 (1 March 2019)

February started cold and unsettled with a clear night between weather systems leading to the coldest morning of the month on the 3rd. Milder SW winds then brought a series of weather fronts and associated cloud and rain across the UK, culminating in storm Erik which became a deep low over northern Scotland on the 8th and 9th.This brought the windiest spell of the month to Dawlish and Teignmouth with gale or severe gale strength winds.
A weak ridge developed after this storm and built to become a large anticyclone. This High moved to become centred over France and Germany for the remainder of the month. It was close enough to provide a good deal of dry weather across the Teignmouth and Dawlish area despite a series of weak weather fronts edging in from the west. Because of the location of the high, milder SW winds continued to feed across the SW of England and even when the winds turned south or southeast there source air across Europe was relatively mild. Clear spells overnight, however, led to a number of chilly starts especially in areas away from the immediate coast. Elsewhere in the UK there were some unusually high temperatures during February but because winds were often off the sea, the higher values were not seen in this area. Despite this temperatures in the area were above the averages for England although there was slightly less sunshine than England overall.

In terms of statistics;
The average temperature for February was around 7.5 Celsius, that’s over a degree above the long term average. There were several days which were contenders for the warmest, in places the 4th or 5th but mostly near the end of the month when winds turned from SE to SW cutting off the chill of the sea. Top values were mostly between 14 and 16 Celsius.
Most places had multiple mornings with a ground frost and air frost occurred on 1 or 2 nights in the Teign estuary, 3 or 4 nights elsewhere but on as many as 9 nights in some of the colder inland valleys. The long term average number of air frosts at the Teignmouth Den weather site is 4 nights in February. The coldest morning was on the 3rd when temperatures fell to between minus 1 and minus 2 Celsius near the coast , down to minus 4 Celsius inland and as low as minus 6 Celsius in the Netherton area.
It was a drier than average month with around 15 days (+/-3) with no measurable rain and rainfall totals ranged from 40mm to 58mm which is between a half and two thirds of typically February rainfall. There were between 6 and 10 days when 1 mm or more of rain was recorded, the average being 10 days. The wettest day, with up to 11 mm, was on the 8th or 9th for most of the area.
A small amount of snow was lying on 1st of February but soon melted.
Sunshine was well above normal with 106 hours recorded at Teignmouth which compares with an average of 83 hours.

In summary, February 2019 was a good bit drier, milder and sunnier than average.

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C in winter

Teignmouth Den.
Mean temperature 7.7C (LTA 6.4C). Average Max 11.1C (LTA 9.1C). Highest 13.8C on 4/28th. Average Min 4.2C (LTA 3.7C). Lowest -1.2C on 3rd. Air frost 2. (Average 4). Potential 11 ground frosts
Total rain 40.4mm (LTA 71.8mm). 15 dry days, 6 days with 1mm or more (LTA 10). Wettest day 10.1mm on the 8th 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 1 day with >= 10mm. 0 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun 106.1 hours (LTA 83.5 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 7.3C. Air frost 4days. Ground frost possible 17 days. Highest 15.3C on 4th. Lowest -3.4C morning of 3rd. Total rain 55.4mm includes 0mm snow water equivalent from partial lying snow on 1st. *17 dry days 10 days with 1mm or more. 1 day 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 10.4mm 5th. Sunshine *103hours (data from 7th plus Teignmouth 1 to 6th)

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 7.5C. Air frost 3days. Ground frost possible 15 days. Highest 15.3C on 28th. Lowest -3.9C morning of 3rd. Total rain 55.9mm, *17 dry days 10 days with 1mm or more. 1 day 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 11.9mm 8th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 7.6C. Air frost 1days. Ground frost possible 12 days. Highest 14C on 28th. Lowest -1C morning of 3rd. Total rain 55.4mm. 17* dry days 9 days with 1mm or more. 1 day 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 10.4mm 8th .

Netherton.
Average temp 6.6C. Air frost 9days. Ground frost possible *21 days. Highest 15.5C on 15th. Lowest -6.0C morning of 3rd. Total rain 57.7mm. 14 dry days. 10 days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 11.9mm 8th .


Weather Summary January 2019 (3rd February)

High pressure dominated the weather for the first half of January. This brought a good deal of dry weather with variable amounts of cloud often associated with a series of weak weather fronts which moved around the High and then south across the district. There was a transition period between the 15th and 17th when the high pressure eased away allowing northwest than west winds to develop heralding a rather unsettled period as milder air and rain spread from the west. Later in the month colder air returned across the area preceding a period of rain which turned to snow on the afternoon and evening of the 31st. E to NE winds increased and allowed cold air to undercut the milder air which was displaced to the south. Although some snow had fallen on the hills above Teignmouth and Dawlish on the 30th the evening of the 31st saw the first significant snow of the winter.

In terms of statistics:
The average temperature for January was around 6 Celsius, that’s close to the long term average. Most places had multiple mornings with a ground frost, and air frost occurred on between 8 and 12 nights inland and around 2 to 4 nights near the Teign estuary. The long term average number of frost at the Teignmouth Den weather site is 4 nights in January. The mildest day was on the 13th with maximum temperatures around 13 Celsius and the coldest morning was on the 31st when temperatures fell to between minus 2 and minus 4 Celsius in most places although Netherton area managed a low of minus 6 Celsius.
It was a dry month with around 18 days (+/-3) with no measurable rain and rainfall totals ranged from 35 to 55mm which is about half the normal January rainfall. There were around 10 days when 1 mm or more of rain was recorded, the average being 13 days. The wettest day, with around 11 mm, for most of the area was the 31st although the 18th and 26th were also contenders.
Snow or sleet fell on two days 30 and 31st and accumulated on 1 day (31st) which is average for January. At Dawlish 3cm of snow was recorded amounting to 3mm of water equivalent rainfall.
Sunshine was slightly below average, the total recorded at Teignmouth was 59 hours which was about 6 hours below average.


In summary, January 2019 was a good bit drier than normal but with near average temperatures, air frost and snowfall. Ground frosts were probably a little more frequent than average. Sunshine was slightly below average.

When shown * estimates were made using reports from nearby sites in order to calculate missing data. Grass frost estimates use air temp below 4C

Teignmouth Den.
Mean temperature 6.4C (LTA 6.7C). Average Max 8.9C (LTA 9.4C). Highest 12.5C on 13th. Average Min 3.9C (LTA 4C). Lowest -3C on 31st. Air frost 3. (Average 4). Potential *14 ground frosts
Total rain 51.4mm (LTA 95.2mm). 21 dry days, 7 days with 1mm or more (LTA 13). Wettest day 17mm on the 31st 0900 to 1st 0900 hours. 1 day with >= 10mm. No days with >= 20mm.
Total sun *59.1 hours (LTA 64.7 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 5.8C. Air frost 8 days. Ground frost possible 15* days. Highest 12.9C on 13th. Lowest -3.6C morning of 31st. Total rain 38.1mm includes 3mm snow water equivalent from 3 cm snow on 31st. 19 dry days 9 days with 1mm or more. 0 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 6.1mm 29th (3mm +3mm water equivalent on 31st).

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 5.9C. Air frost 8 days. Ground frost possible 19* days. Highest 13.0C on 13th. Lowest -3.6C morning of 31st. Total rain 43.2mm. 18 dry days 9 days with 1mm or more. 1 day 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 10.4mm 31st.

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 6.1C. Air frost 2 days. Ground frost possible 17* days. Highest 12.4C on 13th. Lowest -2.2C on 31st. Total rain 55.4mm (snow on 31st unknown). 19 dry days. 11days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 0 days with 20mm or more. Wettest 12.2mm on 31st.

Netherton.
Average temp 5.1C. Air frost 12. Ground frost possible 20. Highest 12.2C on 13th. Lowest -5.9 on 31st. Total rain 55.9mm (snow on 31st unknown). 17 dry days. 10 days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest 13.7mm on 31st.