DECEMBER 2018

1st: Outbreaks of light rain or drizzle through the morning, gradually becoming drier and brighter into the afternoon. Rain overnight into the 2nd. Max. 12.6 °C Min. 7.9 °C Rain 1.5 mm Gust 25.1 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

2nd: A mostly fine day with some brighter spells. Outbreaks of light rain or drizzle during the evening and overnight. Mild. Max. 13.9 °C Min. 9.3 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 23.3 mph Sunshine 0.4 hrs

3rd: Continuing mild and unsettled with a scattering of showers. Skies clearing later in the day leading into a cold night.  Max. 12.6 °C Min. 1.6 °C Rain 1.4 mm Gust 29.3 mph Sunshine 1.8 hrs

4th: A frosty start, but an otherwise fine morning with some sunshine. Remaining cold and turning cloudier through the afternoon but remaining largely dry through the evening. Outbreaks of rain overnight into the 5th. Max. 6.4 °C Min. 2.2 °C Rain 2.9 mm Gust 17.0 mph Sunshine 3.1 hrs

5th: Dry for a time through the morning, but showery rain developing later in the day. Milder though despite the rain. Max. 11.5 °C Min. 6.7 °C Rain 1.9 mm Gust 18.8 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

6th: Staying largely dry and mild for the time of year. Cloud persisting for much of the day, but one or two brighter spells early on. Rain overnight into the 7th. Max. 13.0 °C Min. 10.5 °C Rain 3.2 mm Gust 26.4 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

7th: Rain during the morning, clearing later with some brighter sunnier spells through the afternoon. Wind freshening and turning colder later. Max. 12.0 °C Min. 4.9 °C Rain 2.0 mm Gust 35.3 mph Sunshine 3.0 hrs

8th: Mostly dry with good spells of sunshine through the morning. Wind picking up later and turning cloudier. Outbreaks of mainly light rain during the evening and overnight. Max. 11.6 °C Min. 7.4 °C Rain 0.4 mm Gust 47.4 mph Sunshine 3.6 hrs

9th: Dry during the daytime, but generally overcast. Some light showers overnight into the 10th. Max. 9.5 °C Min. 5.3 °C Rain 0.1 mm Gust 30.6 mph Sunshine 1.7 hrs

10th: A fine day, but staying largely overcast and grey. Turning colder overnight under clearing skies. Max. 8.4 °C Min. 1.8 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 18.1 mph Sunshine 0.1 hrs

11th: A misty start with a touch of frost. Mist gradually clearing through the morning to reveal some good spells of sunshine. Max. 8.4 °C Min. 1.8 °C Rain 0.3 mm Gust 7.6 mph Sunshine 6.2 hrs

12th: A cold and frosty start. Continuing cold and dry through the day, but remaining overcast. Max. 6.0 °C Min. 0.1 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 15.0 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

13th: A frosty start. Dry throughout the day with some spells of sunshine. Remaining cold though. Max. 6.2 °C Min. 0.4 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 23.5 mph Sunshine 6.8 hrs

Note: The data contained in this weather diary have been obtained from the automatic weather station and do not constitute official records. Click here to access the official Met Office records.