Blackfield Weather Blog

Reports and thoughts about New Forest Weather

Summer 2020

Overall, this summer was broadly in line with those of the last few years here, but conditions varied significantly over June, July and August. Temperature June was close to average with a maximum of 29C and a minimum of 7C. Although July's maximum was typical…

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Spring 2020

As has been widely reported, this Spring was remarkably sunny. Although this weather station does not record daylight hours, there were many more days with sunshine than we usually experience, at any time of the year. This was not reflected in unusually high temperatures. The…

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Winter 2019-2020

The three months (December 2019 - February 2020) were unusually mild, wet and windy. This was the mildest European winter on record, and February was the wettest on record in England, and not surprisingly that was reflected here in the New Forest. There were only…

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Storm Ciara

This named storm (a complex area of low pressure, strong winds and rain) gave us a wet and windy day, but fortunately it did not quite live up to its warnings here (though it casued significant damage and flooding elsewhere and a great deal of…

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Autumn 2019

September - November 2019 was much wetter than 2018 (over 400mm compared with less than 200mm or 53 rain days compared with 21). Temperatures in September and October were similar to 2018, but November was significantly colder (7.8C mean in 2019 and 11.2C mean in…

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