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Old 12-31-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Unofficial December 2010 Climatic Records
Latitude 53*N Longitude 1.5*W Elevation 338m/1110ft AMSL

Valid 1st- 31st December, 2010

Mean Maximum: 0.7C / 33.3F
Mean Minimum: -2.8C / 27.0F
Mean Temperature: -1.1C / 30.0F
Highest Temperature: 5.9C / 42.6F (29th)
Lowest Temperature: -11.0C / 12.2F (20th)
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Lowest Maximum: -6.6C / 20.1F (20th)
Highest Minimum: 4.8C / 40.6F (29th)
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Precipitation: 66mm / 2.6" (inc. 39mm snow melt)
Days with rain >1mm: 4
Days with rain/drizzle: 9
Most in one day: 10mm / 0.39" (28th)
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Mean Pressure: 1013.8mb
Max Pressure: 1034mb (14th)
Min Pressure: 991mb (18th)
Average Maximum Wind Gust: 27.8mph
Maximum Wind Gust: 58mph (10th, 11th)
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Sunshine hours: 27.5
Most in one day: 4.97 (6th)
Average per day: 0.89 hours
Sunless days: 19
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Days with:
Sleet/Snow: 10
Fog: At least 5.
Nights below freezing: 21
Ice days (below freezing): 14

Month synopsis:
The coldest December since 1890 apparently, and apart from one day (29th) every day had below average temperatures.
Following a strong cold front on 16th, the temperature remained below freezing from mid-day 16th until mid-day 24th.

Global warming alarmists and "scientists" in the UK somehow calculated that a month with a below zero C (freezing) mean in the UK would be an impossibility now, a less than 1 in 200 year event which would not be seen again in anybody's current lifetime. And yet.... here it is, in 2010.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Originally Posted by Weatherfan2 View Post
Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Unofficial December 2010 Climatic Records
Latitude 53*N Longitude 1.5*W Elevation 338m/1110ft AMSL

Valid 1st- 31st December, 2010

Mean Maximum: 0.7C / 33.3F
Mean Minimum: -2.8C / 27.0F
Mean Temperature: -1.1C / 30.0F
Highest Temperature: 5.9C / 42.6F (29th)
Lowest Temperature: -11.0C / 12.2F (20th)
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Lowest Maximum: -6.6C / 20.1F (20th)
Highest Minimum: 4.8C / 40.6F (29th)
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Precipitation: 66mm / 2.6" (inc. 39mm snow melt)
Days with rain >1mm: 4
Days with rain/drizzle: 9
Most in one day: 10mm / 0.39" (28th)
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Mean Pressure: 1013.8mb
Max Pressure: 1034mb (14th)
Min Pressure: 991mb (18th)
Average Maximum Wind Gust: 27.8mph
Maximum Wind Gust: 58mph (10th, 11th)
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Sunshine hours: 27.5
Most in one day: 4.97 (6th)
Average per day: 0.89 hours
Sunless days: 19
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Days with:
Sleet/Snow: 10
Fog: At least 5.
Nights below freezing: 21
Ice days (below freezing): 14

Month synopsis:
The coldest December since 1890 apparently, and apart from one day (29th) every day had below average temperatures.
Following a strong cold front on 16th, the temperature remained below freezing from mid-day 16th until mid-day 24th.

Global warming alarmists and "scientists" in the UK somehow calculated that a month with a below zero C (freezing) mean in the UK would be an impossibility now, a less than 1 in 200 year event which would not be seen again in anybody's current lifetime. And yet.... here it is, in 2010.
Not getting into arguments here as it's futile, but the record will show Dec 2010 as globally warmer than normal, and 2010 as warmest or 2nd-warmest in the global record. The UK is a tiny part of the Earth's surface. I wouldn't have liked its December, to be sure.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Not getting into arguments here as it's futile, but the record will show Dec 2010 as globally warmer than normal, and 2010 as warmest or 2nd-warmest in the global record. The UK is a tiny part of the Earth's surface. I wouldn't have liked its December, to be sure.
Yeah I know. I was picking up on a an old forum thread from a UK weather forum which had semi-"professional" amateur meteorologists on it declaring that there was "no chance" of the ever getting a below-zero mean temperature for a winter month in the next 100 years or so.

I know the rest of the world was warmer and the UK missed out as I'm aware of the positive temp anomalies in places like Eastern Canada, Western Russia and Greenland for example. Just seems like the UK has been stuck under the "wrong side" of the large scale synoptics with a north wind stuck over it. Hopefully this year it will be our time for persistent southerly winds and everywhere else around us can get the arctic stuff!!
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Cloudchurch, Subantarctica
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Christchurch City
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Mean max: 23.7 C
Mean min: 13.7 C

Highest max: 34.2 C
Highest min: 19.6 C

Lowest max: 14.0 C
Lowest min: 8.1 C

Rain: 36.8 mm
Rain days (> 0.1 mm): 11

Mean sunshine hours per day: 6.6

Mean windspeed: 12 km / hr


Christchurch Coastal
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Mean max: 19.9 C
Mean min: 14.3 C

Highest max: 28.6 C
Highest min: 19.2 C

Lowest max: 12.1 C
Lowest min: 8.5 C

Mean windspeed: 22 km / hr


A very warm, dry December on the whole. Much of the month was very gloomy with eight days recording fewer than an hour of sunshine, but a number of sunny days brought the monthly total up to around the long-term average. Being a coastal resident it is frustrating to see how much warmer it is in the city centre! While there where many cool spells there were also a number of very warm days bringing the monthly mean temperature to about two degrees celcius above the long term mean.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Mildura, Vic Australia
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Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Lat S 3410' , long E 14209' , elevation 50m

Average High....... 28.4C / 82F
Average Low....... 14.5C / 58F

Highest High........ 42.1C / 108F (31st)
Lowest High........ 18.4C / 65F (19th)

Highest Low........ 22.1C / 72F (31st)
Lowest Low......... 8.0C / 47F (20th)

Total Rainfall.......... 146.8mm (5.7")
No. of Rain days...... 8
Highest in one day... 52.6mm (2.1"), 5th

Days with thunderstorms: 4

Total Sunshine..... 345.7 hours
Average / day...... 11.2 hours / day
Sunniest Day....... 13.7 hours (28th)
Cloudiest day....... 4.1 hours (6th)

No. of Days with >10 hours sunshine.... 23
No. of days with <5 hours sunshine ..... 2


Much colder than normal with 7 times the average monthly rainfall, most of it from thunderstorms during the first week of the month, including 50mm in one night.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Right I'm only online because I don;t like going to bed still drunk and waking uo with a hangover so forgive me if I type gibberish. My local weather station won't release offiicla figures for a while but from what i've notived:

aBsolute max: 7.8C
absolute min: -5.8C
snow lying: 14, most in any month since February 1986
ice days - 6, most since January 1987 and perhaps even 6-8 more days highs below 1C. No days above avergae since November 19th,

and for 2010 overall:

Ice days - 11 (from 1998 to 2009 inclusive, there were only 3)
Longest consecutive spells of snow cover at my parents' house in Yorkshire - 30 last December/Jnauary, 15 and 13 days this winter (from 1998 to 2009 inclusive the most they had consecutively was just eight)

Abnormally cold for the location as i'm sure you;ve heard me say enough times.

Hapy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Sydney, Australia

Mean max: 25.8 C (78.4 F)
Mean min: 18.9 C (66.0 F)

Highest max: 31.3 C (88.3 F)
Highest min: 22.8 C (73.0 F)

Lowest max: 19.9 C (67.8 F)
Lowest min: 13.3 C (55.9 F)

Total Rainfall: 83.2mm (3.28 inches)
Total Sunshine: 256 hours (8.2 hrs/day average)

After a below par November, December tracked around the long term average, although with around 10% more sun. Rainfall occurred mainly at the start of the month as well (with totals as to be expected for December).

Temperatures very marginally above long term averages.

Expected more rain, cloud and cooler temperatures considering we are in La Nina phase, but avoided all the rain that Queensland and other parts of NSW have had.

Excellent weather for Xmas and New Year's days as well
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Christchurch City
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Mean max: 23.7 C
Mean min: 13.7 C

Highest max: 34.2 C
Highest min: 19.6 C

Lowest max: 14.0 C
Lowest min: 8.1 C

Rain: 36.8 mm
Rain days (> 0.1 mm): 11

Mean sunshine hours per day: 6.6

Mean windspeed: 12 km / hr


Christchurch Coastal
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Mean max: 19.9 C
Mean min: 14.3 C

Highest max: 28.6 C
Highest min: 19.2 C

Lowest max: 12.1 C
Lowest min: 8.5 C

Mean windspeed: 22 km / hr


A very warm, dry December on the whole. Much of the month was very gloomy with eight days recording fewer than an hour of sunshine, but a number of sunny days brought the monthly total up to around the long-term average. Being a coastal resident it is frustrating to see how much warmer it is in the city centre! While there where many cool spells there were also a number of very warm days bringing the monthly mean temperature to about two degrees celcius above the long term mean.
Still about 20 hours short of the average of the last 25-30 years. But for NZ as a whole this may turn to be the warmest or 2nd-warmest December since 1934.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Yeah I know. I was picking up on a an old forum thread from a UK weather forum which had semi-"professional" amateur meteorologists on it declaring that there was "no chance" of the ever getting a below-zero mean temperature for a winter month in the next 100 years or so.

I know the rest of the world was warmer and the UK missed out as I'm aware of the positive temp anomalies in places like Eastern Canada, Western Russia and Greenland for example. Just seems like the UK has been stuck under the "wrong side" of the large scale synoptics with a north wind stuck over it. Hopefully this year it will be our time for persistent southerly winds and everywhere else around us can get the arctic stuff!!
Yes, that sort of blocking can get very irritating. And I think the warm-cold swings are tending to get larger, with the blocking driving both extremes further.

I gather the UK mean (or CET anyway) was only about 0.2C higher than Dec. 1890?
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Yes, that sort of blocking can get very irritating. And I think the warm-cold swings are tending to get larger, with the blocking driving both extremes further.

I gather the UK mean (or CET anyway) was only about 0.2C higher than Dec. 1890?

Quoted from another forum:

"The estimated CET finished at -0.25 oC, but with adjustments it was:

-0.7 oC!!
Second coldest on record!"

December 1890 was -0.8C, so Dec 2010 has come in just 0.1C "warmer" than that dreadful month!

The reason for "adjustments" is due to there being two CET series, the Hadley and the Manley, which Philip Eden perpetuates, which often runs somewhat lower, hence the adjustments made at the end of the month.

Also according to the same forum the annual CET for 2010 is 8.83C, the lowest since 1986.

http://www.personal.dundee.ac.uk/~ta...v_temperat.htm

This link shows the CET for every month/year since 1900.
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