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 2nd July 2020


Weather Summary June 2020 2nd July 2020

Following a very warm or even hot start to the month, with Anticyclonic Easterlies, winds turned northerly bringing cooler weather on the 3rd. This was the start of an unsettled period of weather with low pressure over or near the UK and lasted until the 8th. A ridge of higher pressure developed across SW England for a few days but it was not to last as low pressure, unusually, moved south across the SW. The low and its associated fronts brought some very wet weather on the 11th and then low pressure lingered over NW France for a few days before returning north over Cornwall for the 14th. As the low filled over the next few days lighter winds and sunshine allowed for a quite warm spell around mid month before the return of unsettled weather on the 21st. High pressure again developed for a few days, starting on the 22nd and brought warm temperatures. The warm weather was not to last as unsettled and windy weather started to develop from the 25th and lasted through to the end of the month.

A chart sequence for May can be viewed here

In terms of statistics:
Between 85 and 115mm of rain was recorded across the district which is roughly double the long term average of 50mm. There were two especially wet spells 10th to 12th and 18th to 19th which were responsible for at least half the June rain. There were around 15 days with no measurable rain which compares to the long term average of 19 days. The wettest day was 18th with 20 to 30mm although the 11th was also very wet for most parts. There were between 10 and 15 days with 1mm or more (the average being 8 days), 3 or 4 days with 10mm or more (average is 2) and 1 or 2 days with 20mm or more.
Temperatures averaged out around 15.5 Celsius which compares to the 30 year average of around 15.1 Celsius. The warmest day in most places was the 2nd with between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius (warmest Bishopsteignton) although some places had their warmest day on the 24th again with over 25 Celsius. There was between 1 and 3 days when afternoon temperatures rose to over 25 Celsius. The coldest morning was on the 6th for most with 7 or 8 Celsius although Netherton dipped to 6 Celsius on the 9th.
Sea temperatures measured at the end of June were 14.6C at the Dawlish wave buoy and 14.7C in Torbay.
Teignmouth Den data including sunshine hours were not available due to Covid-19 shutdown. An estimate of the missing data is shown below based on Met Office climate charts - but seem to be an over estimate of rain and higher estimate of sunshine. Long term average sunshine at Teignmouth is 222.4 hours. Official records elsewhere in SW England showed below average sunshine. The electronically recorded value at Dawlish was 276 hours and Netherton 266 hours. Low priced sensors tend to overestimate in summer, comparing with June 2019 suggests well below average values. Looking at the UV values there were only three very dull days.

In summary, June 2020 was much wetter but slightly warmer than average with near or below average sunshine.

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. Estimate to be added when available (3rd or 4th)
Mean temperature *15C (LTA 15.1C). Average Max *19C (LTA 18.7C). Average Min *11C (LTA 11.6C).
Total rain 100-150*mm (LTA 50.5mm). *10dry days (LTA19), 15-20* days with 1mm or more (LTA 8). 2* day with >= 10mm (LTA 2).
Total sun 200-240* hours (LTA 222.4 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 15.4C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 26C on 2nd. Lowest 7.5C morning of 6th. 3 days with 25C or more. Total rain 103mm. 15 dry days 13 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more Wettest day 30mm 18th .

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 15.9C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 26.6C on 24th. Lowest 8C morning of 6th. Total rain 85mm. 15 dry days 10 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 19mm 18th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 15.7C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 25.1C on 2nd. Lowest 7.8C morning of 6th. Total rain 97mm. 12 dry days 15 days with 1mm or more. 4 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more Wettest day 22.6mm 18th .

Netherton.
Average temp 14.7C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 25.5C on 24th. Lowest 5.7C morning of 9th. Total rain 113mm. 13 dry days 13 days with 1mm or more. 4 days 10mm or more. 2 days 20mm or more Wettest day 30mm 18th .



Weather Summary Spring: March April May 2020 (1st June2020)

Spring 2020, was warmer, drier and sunnier than average
Temperature: mean around 11 Celsius (average 10C), air frost Teignmouth 0 nights (average 2 nights) up to 10 nights inland.
Rain: 137mm Teignmouth (average 187), elsewhere 120-150mm, 63 Dry days (average 50), 20 days with 1mm or more (average 30).
Sunshine Teignmouth: more than *600* hours (average 480)


Weather Summary May 2020 1ST June 2020

Overall May was warm, dry and sunny and in parts of England the driest and sunniest on record. The start of the month, however, was unsettled with some rain across SW England, notably on the 5th which was the one truly wet day of the month. High pressure soon developed, initially across the north of the UK but over the month extended to most parts and held low pressure at bay for most of the time. A deep low moved close to NW Scotland on the 21st / 22nd bringing wet and windy weather across many parts including the SW of England, although Teignbridge became windy there were only a few showers.

A chart sequence for May can be viewed here

In terms of statistics:
Rainfall of between 10 and 20mm was recorded across the district which for many was less than 25% of average rain of 59mm. There were around 27 days with no measurable rain which compares to the long term average of 17 dry days in May. The wettest day was 5th with between 9 and 18mm recorded. There was only 2 days with 1mm or more, the average being 9 days, and just the 1 day with 10mm or more.
Temperatures averaged out around 13 Celsius which compares to the 30 year average of around 12 Celsius. The warmest days were during the 25 to 27th with between 22 to 26 Celsius the top temperatures across the district. There was between 7 and 18 days when afternoon temperatures rose to over 20 Celsius. The coldest morning was on the 12th when Netherton had an air frost and many places away from the coast got close to freezing. Coastal areas escaped even a ground frost but inland there was the potential for between 2 and 9 ground frosts during May.
Winds were often from the east and these can be quite chilly due to cool sea temperatures which rose to around 15C by the end of May.
Teignmouth Den data including sunshine hours not available due to Covid-19 shutdown. An estimate of the missing data will be added later from Met Office charts. Long term average sunshine at Teignmouth is 217.5 hours. Official records elsewhere in SW England showed above average sunshine. The electronically recorded value at Dawlish was 302 hours and Netherton 305 hours. (Low priced sensors tend to under estimate in winter and over estimate in summer).


In summary, May 2020 was much drier, much sunnier and also warmer than average and for many the end of may seemed like summer.

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.
*Estimates are mid point of Met Office ranges
Mean temperature *13C (LTA 12.3C). Average Max *15C (LTA 15.7C). Highest **C on **th. Average Min *9C (LTA 9C). Lowest **C on **st. Air frost 0*. (Average 0). Potential 0* ground frosts
Total rain Less than *12mm anomaly <20% (LTA 58.8mm). *24 dry days (average 17), *3 days with 1mm or more (LTA 9). Wettest day *mm on the **st 0900 to 0900 hours next day. *0 day with >= 10mm. 0 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun more than *320 hours (LTA 217.5 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 13.1. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 5 days. Highest 25C on 26th. Lowest 0.5C morning of 12th. Total rain 13mm. 27 dry days. 2 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 12mm 5th .
14 days with max temp 20C or more.

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 13.6C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 2 days. Highest 24.5C on 26th. Lowest 2.3C morning of 12th. Total rain 10.4mm. 27 dry days 1 days with 1mm or more. 0 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 9.1mm 5th .
16 days with max temp 20C or more.

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 13.4C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 0 days. Highest 21.8C on 26th. Lowest 4.5C morning of 14th. Total rain 16mm.26 dry days 2 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 14mm 5th .

7 days with max temp 20C or more.

Netherton.
Average temp 12.4C. Air frost 1days. Ground frost possible 9 days. Highest 24.3C on 26th. Lowest -0.5C morning of 12th. Total rain 20.8mm. 2 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 18.5mm 5th .
10 days with max temp 20C or more.


Weather Summary April 2020 1st May

High pressure dominated the weather patterns during April and was responsible for at least 23 dry days. The High gave way temporarily on the 6th allowing a little rain and there was a near miss on the 13th when low pressure to the SW brought rain close to the area. (The rain largely confined to Cornwall and SW Devon). Up until the 16th rain totals were less than 4% of the normal rain for the month and temperatures were running 2 to 3 degrees Celsius above normal. On the 17th and 18th a trough from the SW brought thundery showers up from France and the first significant rain of the month, indeed and for a few places the 18th may have been the wettest day of the month with around 15mm of rain. The dry weather and high pressure returned, weakening around the 25th before low pressure brought unsettled weather and rain or showers for the last few days of the month. The end of the month was certainly the wettest part of the month with around two thirds of the April total and for most the wettest day was on the 30th with around 16mm recorded. Although temperatures remained well above the average there were times when easterly winds brought a distinct chill to coastal areas.

A chart sequence for April can be viewed here


In terms of statistics:
Rainfall of between 45 and 50mm was recorded across the district which is a little below the long term average of about 60mm. There were, however, 23 or 24 dry days which compares to the long term average of 15 dry days in April. The wettest day for most was 30th with between 13 and 17mm, although the 17th had only slightly lower totals. There was only 6 days with 1mm or more, the average being 10 days although 2 days with 10mm or more was about average.
Temperatures average out around 11Celsius which compares to the 30 year average of around 9 Celsius. The warmest days were the 11th and 22nd with around 22 Celsius. The coldest morning was on the 1st when areas away from the immediate coast had a frost, with lows between zero and minus 2 Celsius, coastal areas being a few degrees milder. Away from the coast there were between one and three nights with an air frost and a ground frost was possible on around 1 night in Teignmouth, typically 5 or 6 nights inland but as many as 11 nights in Netherton.
Teignmouth Den data including sunshine hours not available due to Covid-19 shutdown. An estimate of the missing data will be added later from Met Office charts. Long term average sunshine at Teignmouth is 186.2 hours.
Official records elsewhere in SW England showed above average sunshine. The electronically recorded value at Dawlish was 231hours and Netherton 230 hours. (Low priced sensors tends to under estimate in winter and over estimate in summer but may be OK for this time of the year).



In summary, April 2020 was much milder than average temperature had below average rain and above average sunshine.

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 NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCK DOWN estimates added from Met Office analysis 02May20.
Mean temperature *11C (LTA 9.5C). Average Max 13C (LTA 12.8C). Average Min *7C (LTA 6.1C). Air frost *0. (Average 0.4). Potential *5 ground frosts
Total rain 25-50*mm (LTA 58.4mm). *20-25 dry days (LTA 14-16), 5-10* days with 1mm or more (LTA 10). 1* day with >= 10mm (LTA 1 or 2). 0 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun *242 hours (LTA 186.2 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 11C. Air frost 1days. Ground frost possible 6days. Highest 21.6C on 22nd. Lowest -0.4C morning of 1st. Total rain 47mm. 23 dry days, 6 days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 14.5mm 30th. Sun 231.2 hours.

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 11C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 6 days. Highest 21.8C on 21/22nd. Lowest 0.5C morning of 1st. Total rain 44mm. 22 dry days. 6 days with 1mm or more. 1 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 15mm 30th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 11.4C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 1 days. Highest 20.2C on 22nd. Lowest 3C morning of 1st. Total rain 45mm. 23 dry days. 6 days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 12mm 30th .

Netherton.
Average temp 10.2C. Air frost 1days. Ground frost possible 11 days. Highest 22.7C on 11th. Lowest -2.1C morning of 1st. Total rain 53mm. 24 dry days. 6 days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more. Wettest day 16.5mm 30th. Sun 229.8 hours.


Weather Summary March 2020 3rd April 2020

Very unsettled weather continued for the first half of the month as low pressure centres moved in from the Atlantic and crossed the south as well as the north of Britain. One low centre on the 5th brought the wettest day of the month with almost an inch of rain in places and on the 8th there were widespread gales. From mid-month the weather became less changeable and from the 20th high pressure developed across the UK. The Easterly winds around the high also brought strong winds with gales in exposed parts of the district on 21st and 23rd. The High on the 29th, centred near NW Scotland, built to a central pressure of 1055hPa (millibars) - probably a record for NW Scotland. This compares with a low pressure value over NW Scotland of 954hPa on the 1st of March.

A chart sequence for March can be viewed by clicking here.

In terms of statistics:
Rainfall of between 54 and 82mm was recorded across the district with both Dawlish and Teignmouth recording values close to the long term average of 69mm. The wettest day was the 5th with between 15 and 25mm, Dawlish and Teignmouth around 22mm. There were between 13 and 17 days with no measurable rain (Dawlish and Teignmouth 14) and 2 or 3 days with 10mm or more all of which is about average.
Temperatures average out very close to the 30 year average of 7.9C. The warmest day was the 10th with 15 to 17 Celsius although similar values were recorded on the 26th in some inland parts. Coldest morning was the 26th with coastal Teignmouth dipping to plus 0.5C, Dawlish inland to minus 1.5C, and some colder spots like Netherton as low as minus 3.9C. Away from the coast there were two or three nights with an air frost although Netherton had 8 nights with an air frost. Ground frosts were also quite frequent.
Teignmouth Den data including sunshine hours is not available due to Corona Virus shutdown. An estimate of sunshine from Met Office charts suggests more than 160 hours or 160% of normal. Long term average sunshine at Teignmouth is 122.6 hours. Official records elsewhere in SW England showed above average sunshine. The electronically recorded value at Dawlish was 180 hours and Netherton 175 hours. (Low priced sensors tends to under estimate in winter and over estimate in summer).

In summary, March 2020 had near average temperature and rain, although most of the rain fell in the first half of the month. Sunshine was probably well above 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. DATA NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS LOCK DOWN
*Met Office chart estimates Average temp *6-8C (near average). Air frost *0-5 days. Ground frost possible *15-20 days. Total rain *50-75mm (near average). Dry *9-13 days, *10-15 days with 1mm or more. *0.5-4 days 10mm or more. Not available days 20mm or more.
LONG TERM AVERAGES Mean temperature (LTA 7.9C). Average Max (LTA 10.9C). Average Min (LTA 4.9C). Air frost (Average 1 day).
Total rain (LTA 69.4mm). Dry days (LTA 14), days with 1mm or more (LTA 11). Days with >= 10mm. (LTA 2 to 3). Total sun (LTA 122.6 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 8C. Air frost 3days. Ground frost possible 16 days. Highest 15.3C on 10th. Lowest -1.6C morning of 26th. Total rain 71mm. 14 dry days 14 days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 1 day 20mm or more. Wettest day 20mm 5th .

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 8.2C. Air frost 2 days. Ground frost possible 15 days. Highest 16.8C on 10th. Lowest -0.6C morning of 26th. Total rain 68mm. 16 dry days 12 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 17mm 5th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 8C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 9 days. Highest 15.8C on 10th. Lowest 0.4C morning of 26th. Total rain 71mm. 14 dry days 12 days with 1mm or more. 2 days 10mm or more. 1 day 20mm or more Wettest day 23mm on 5th .

Netherton.
Average temp 7.3C. Air frost 9days. Ground frost possible 18 days. Highest 14.7C on 10th. Lowest -3.9C morning of 26th. Total rain 81mm. 13 dry days 13 days with 1mm or more. 3 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more Wettest day 24mm 5th .



Weather Summary Winter: December 2019 to February 2020 (1st March 2020)

Winter: December 2019 to February 2020 was milder and much wetter than average but with near average sunshine.
Temperature: mean around 8 Celsius (average 6.7C), air frost Teignmouth 2 nights (average 12 nights) up to 10 nights inland.
Rain: 375 Teignmouth (average 293), elsewhere 500-585mm, 19 Dry days (average 38), 58 days with 1mm or more (average 39).
Sunshine Teignmouth: 212 hours (average 209)



Weather Summary February 2020 (1st March 2020)

Low pressure and associated weather fronts bringing cloudy, wet and at times windy weather again dominated the weather patterns across SW England for much of the month. There was a brief interlude with High pressure on the 5th and 6th which allowed for two of only three completely dry February days. The High gave way to low pressure from the Atlantic and lead up to the first named storm of the month (Ciara 8th and 9th) bringing gales to many parts and the start of a very wet periodl. Winds remained mostly from a westerly point as further weather fronts and associated low pressure areas swept in from the Atlantic. Storm Dennis bought of gales and some very wet weather on the 15th and 16th – the old Vicarage in Dawlish was one casualty seeing the collapse of a Cobb wall during the storm. A weak ridge of higher pressure on the 21st brought the remaining completely dry day of the month before further depressions moved across the UK. The month ended with storm “Jorge” – named by the Met Service of Spain because of damaging winds were expected over NW Spain at the end of the month, although, conveniently the UK also had windy and wet weather.

A chart sequence for February can be viewed at FEB2020

In terms of statistics:
Recorded rainfall of between 150 and 250mm was much wetter than average. The wettest period was being the 8th to 16th when at least half of the months rain fell. The highest 24 hour rain total was between 35 and 45mm on the 15th. There were only three days with no measureable rain (30 year average 15 days). The number of days with 1mm or more was 23 (30 year average 13 days). There was between 3 and 8 days with 10mm or more (30 year average 2 or 3 days) and 2 or 3 days with 20mm or more. The wettest day was the 15th between 35 and 45 mm of rain fell and during the period 8th to 16th between 90 to 150mm of rain was recorded.
The temperature averaged out between 8 and 9 Celsius which is between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius above average. Teignmouth Den recorded an average Maximum temperature of 11.3C (30 year average 9.1C) and average Minimum of 6C (30 year average 3.7). The highest temperature recorded during the month was on the 23rd around 14 Celsius. Lowest temperature was recorded during the last few days of February typically 1 or 2 Celsius. Most areas had no air frost (average 4) but the Netherton area managed two nights with temperatures just below freezing. Ground frost may have been possible on between 6 and 12 nights 73 hours of sunshine was recorded at Teignmouth which was about 10 hours below average. The electronically recorded values at Dawlish and Netherton indicated around 76 hours (Low priced sensors tends to under estimate in winter and over estimate in summer).
Royal Navy weather stations Culdrose and Yeovilton reported below average sunshine and above average rain, in the case of Yeovilton rainfall was 3 times the average.

In summary, February 2020 was much milder and wetter than average with below average sunshine.

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 *8.7C (LTA 6.4C). Average Max *11.3C (LTA 9.1C). Highest 14.1C on 23rd. Average Min 6C (LTA 3.7C). Lowest 2.3C on 29th. Air frost 0 days. (Average 4). Potential 6 ground frosts
Total rain 166mm (LTA 95.2mm). 3 dry days, 24 days with 1mm or more (LTA 13). Wettest day 35.5mm on the 15th 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 5 day with >= 10mm. 2 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun *75.2 hours (LTA 83.5 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 8C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 8 days. Highest 14C on 23rd. Lowest 1.1C morning of 27/28th. Total rain 245mm. 3 dry days 23 days with 1mm or more. 8 days 10mm or more. 4 days 20mm or more Wettest day 41mm 15th (8th to 156th 153mm).

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line).
Average temp 9C. Air frost 0 days. Ground frost possible 5 days. Highest 15C on 23rd. Lowest 2.2C morning of 27th. Total rain MISSING.

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 8.4C. Air frost 0days. Ground frost possible 8 days. Highest 14C on 23rd. Lowest 2.4C morning of 12th. Total rain 230.9mm. 3 dry days 23 days with 1mm or more. 7 days 10mm or more. 4 days 20mm or more Wettest day 38.1mm 15th .

Netherton.
Average temp 8.2C. Air frost 2days. Ground frost possible 12 days. Highest 14C on 23rd. Lowest -0.2C morning of 27/28th. Total rain 266mm. 3 dry days 23 days with 1mm or more. 7 days 10mm or more. 3 days 20mm or more Wettest day 45.2mm 15th .


Weather Summary January 2020 2nd February 2020

Low pressure once again dominated the weather pattern bringing wet and very mild weather for a good parts of January. There was a interlude with high pressure in the early part of the month and a more prolonged spell between the 18th and 24th. During this latter period the pressure rose to near record values of 1050mb and was associated with rather frosty nights. Most of the low pressure centres crossed over or to the north of the UK but during the 9th and 10th low pressure tracked east across SW England. Snow fell over some parts of Dartmoor briefly during the month but was absent from Dawlish and Teignmouth, although a few hail showers did occur.

A chart sequence for January can be viewed at http://www.weather-info.co.uk/CASXX00ZJAN2020.html

In terms of statistics:
Recorded rainfall of between 90 and 130mm was near or slightly wetter than average, with inland areas seeing the higher totals. The wettest period was being the 13th to 16th when about a third of the months rain fell - the highest 24 hour rain total being between 15 and 25mm. Of the main Met Office weather stations in the SW most indicated slightly below average rain for the month.

There were around nine days with no measureable rain, although dew or melting frost accounted for around three days in some areas reducing the number of “dry” days to six (30 year average 11 days). The number of days with 1mm or more of rain recorded was between 15 and 18 (30 year average 13 days). There was between 3 to 5 days with 10mm or more (30 year average 3 or 4 days), and in a few inland hilly areas the 14th saw values of 20mm or more.

The temperature averaged out at around 8 Celsius, just over one degree above the 30 year average. Teignmouth Den recorded an average Maximum temperature of 10.5C (30 year average 9.4C) and average Minimum of 6C (30 year average 4C). The highest temperature recorded during the month was on the 14th or 30th of around 14 or 15 Celsius. Lowest temperature was recorded on the 20th during the high pressure period with lows ranging from minus 1.5 Celsius in Teignmouth to minus 4.6 Celsius in Netherton. Away from the immediate coast air frosts occurred on as many 5 or 6 nights but only two nights at Teignmouth Den, where frost was below the long term average of 4 nights.

70 hours of sunshine was recorded at Teignmouth which was slightly above the average of 65 hours. The electronically recorded values at Dawlish and Netherton indicated only 27 hours (Low priced sensors tends to under estimate in winter and over estimate in summer). Of the main Met Office weather stations in the SW, Culdrose reported above average sunshine and Yeovilton below average.


In summary, January was milder than average with near or slightly above average rainfall and slightly above average sunshine. Frost at Teignmouth was below average but in some inland parts frost was more frequent.

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 *8.2C (LTA 6.7C). Average Max 10.5C (LTA 9.4C). Highest 13.8C on 14th (13.7C 30th). Average Min *6C (LTA 4C). Lowest -1.5C on 21st. Air frost 2 days. (Average 4 days). Potential 5 ground frosts
Total rain *92.8mm (LTA 95.2mm). 9 dry days, 15 days with 1mm or more (LTA 13). Wettest day 14.6mm on the 14th 0900 to 0900 hours next day. 3 days with >= 10mm. 0 days with >= 20mm.
Total sun 70.1 hours (LTA 64.7 hours).

Dawlish inland.
Average temp 7.5C. Air frost 5days. Ground frost possible 7 days. Highest 14.9C on 30th. Lowest -2.6C morning of 20th. Total rain 119mm. 6 dry days (several days with dew). 18 days with 1mm or more. 5 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 19mm 14th .

Dawlish Warren (inland from railway line). MISSING DATA
Average temp **C. Air frost **days. Ground frost possible ** days. Highest 15C on 30th. Lowest **C morning of **st. Total rain ***mm includes **mm snow water equivalent from ** cm snow on **st. ** dry days ** days with 1mm or more. ** days 10mm or more. ** days 20mm or more Wettest day **mm **th .

Teignmouth Inland.
Average temp 7.8C. Air frost 2days. Ground frost possible 8 days. Highest 14.3C on 30th. Lowest -1.4C morning of 20th. Total rain 127mm. 5 dry days (several days with dew), 18 days with 1mm or more. 5 days 10mm or more. 0 days 20mm or more Wettest day 18.5mm 14th .

Netherton.
Average temp 7.1C. Air frost 6days. Ground frost possible 10 days. Highest 13.4C on 14th (13.3 30th). Lowest -4.6C morning of 20th. Total rain 136mm. 9 dry days. 18 days with 1mm or more. 4 days 10mm or more. 1 days 20mm or more Wettest day 22.3mm 14th .