blue sky with high clouds

High Summer

July has been an almost perfect summer month this year. We had lots of sunny, warm and dry weather but also a few thundery breakdowns, which included a few classic summer thunderstorms here. We avoided the flash flooding and other nasty consequences that hit others and so were happy to see them go past. It now looks as if things are going to change as we go into August, though we are unlikely to be too wet here.

Southern England can be oppressively humid in the summer, but this has been fairly manageable in the last few weeks.

The weather station is fully set up, calibrated and operational. I cleared all the data at midnight to remove false readings (e.g. “rainfall” recorded by jiggling the sensor when putting the weather station in place) and so that the data is genuinely comparable from day to day. The weather station is in proper operation from 1 August 2014.