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Current Teignmouth Weather at 10:00 GMT on 24/01/22
Air Temperature* 6.8 C Dewpoint Temperature 4.1 C
Grass Temperature* 6.1 C Relative Humidity 83 %
10cm Depth Soil Temperature 6.1 C 30cm Depth Soil Temp 6.7 C
Rainfall Since 00:00 GMT 0.0 mm Rainfall Rate 0.0 mm/hr
Leaf Wetness (0=dry to 15=wet)* 0 10cm Depth Soil Moisture* 18 cb
Wind Direction* SSE 10 min Average Wind Speed* 1.0 mph
Mean Sea Level Pressure  1033.0 hPa Pressure Trend (past 3 hours) Rising Slowly
UV Index* 0.0 Sunrise / Sunset Times 8:00 / 16:53 GMT
Moon PhaseLast Quarter    
Weather Forecast from Console Partly cloudy with little temperature change.

December 2021 proved a mild month when compared to the long-term average in terms of temperature. The mean daily maximum temperature during the month was 11.2C, 1.4C warmer than the long-term (1981-2010) average, and the mean minimum temperature was 7.0C, 2.6C above average. The highest air temperature measured during the month was 15.0C on the 29th. The lowest minimum air temperature was 1.5C on the 3rd, and lowest grass minimum was -2.2C on the 3rd and 9th. No air frosts and 8 ground frosts were recorded. The warmest night was on the 30th when the temperature didn't drop below 13.2C which is unusually high, and during the period 2008-2021 this is beaten only by a 13.7C recorded on 27th Dec 2015.

After a dry November, December 2021proved to be a near average month in terms of rainfall with 95.7mm recorded in my accurate 5 inch copper rain gauge, 93% of the long-term (1981-2010) average. My less accurate automatic Davis gauge recorded 101.0mm. The wettest day was Christmas Day with 21.6mm collected in my copper gauge. Rain or heavy dew amounting to 0.2mm or greater was measured on 20 days, 1mm or more on 17 days, and 5mm or more on 6 days.

As for 2021 as a whole, the mean daily maximum temperature was 15.24C, 0.74C above the long term average, and mean daily minimum 8.78C, 0.58C above the long-term average. Overall 2021 was 0.19C cooler than 2020 but 2021 was still 0.66C above the long-term average, and was the second warmest year since 2014. The past 11 years have all been warmer than average. Highest temperature during the year was 26.8C on 21st July. Lowest temperature was -2.1C on 1st January. Thirteen air frosts were recorded in 2021 (8 in Jan, 1 in Feb, 3 in Mar and 1 in Nov), the highest total since 2012 when 15 were recorded, but still a little below the long-term average of 14.4. There were 70 ground frosts (18 in Jan, 12 in Feb, 12 in Mar, 15 in Apr, 2 in May, 3 in Nov and 8 in Dec), 17 more than 2020. There are no long-term statistics for grass frost in Teignmouth although my average for the period 2009-2021 is 66 grass frosts (and 11 air frosts for the same period). Total rainfall recorded by my manual gauge was 1000.5mm, 118% of the long-term average, 75.5 lower than 2020 which itself was the wettest year since 2014 when 1131.4mm was recorded. Wettest day of the year was 12th May when 56.2mm were recorded. Rain or heavy dew amounting to 0.2mm or greater was measured on 186 days, 31 fewer days than in 2020. During the period 2009-2021 the annual average was 199.

n.b. As from January 2022 I'll be switching my long-term averaging period from 1981-2010 to 1991-2020.

Posted at 23:00 GMT on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Today in Teignmouth (since midnight 24/01/22)
Temperature & Humidity
Highest Air Temperature * 7.3 C at 3:10
Lowest Air Temperature* 6.5 C at 8:32
Grass Minimum Temperature* 5.6 C at 0:00
Highest 10cm Soil Depth Temperature 6.1 C at 0:00
Lowest 10cm Soil Depth Temperature 6.1 C at 0:00
Highest Relative Humidity 84 % at 5:29
Lowest Relative Humidity 82 % at 0:01
Rainfall, Leaf/Soil Moisture
Rainfall Since 00:00 GMT 0.0 mm
Highest Rainfall Rate 0.0 mm/hr at ----
Highest Leaf Wetness* 0 at 0:00
Lowest Leaf Wetness* 0 at 0:00
Highest 10cm Depth Soil Moisture* 18 at 0:00
Lowest 10cm Depth Soil Moisture* 18 at 0:00
Highest Wind Gust* 13.0 mph at 4:59
Air Pressure
Highest Mean Sea Level Pressure 1033.0 hPa at 10:02
Lowest Mean Sea Level Pressure 1031.4 hPa at 4:32
UV Radiation
Highest UV Index* 0.0 at ----

The tables above show weather conditions recorded by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 automatic weather station sited in Teignmouth, South Devon. They are usually updated every 10 minutes. All times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), so add one hour for British Summer Time (BST).

* Air temperature is measured 1.9m above ground level and the anemometer is just 2.2m above ground level in a NNW/SSE oriented valley. The wind direction is therefore heavily biased towards either the up or down valley direction and the anemometer is very sheltered from the prevailing westerly flow by higher ground directly upstream. The thermistor that measures grass tip temperature only has a resolution of 1 degree Fahrenheit and this has been automatically converted into Celcius to the nearest 0.1 degrees. A grass temperature of < 0°C indicates the occurrence of a ground frost (air temperature < 0°C indicates an air frost). The leaf wetness sensor monitors the level of surface moisture on foliage and hence the occurrence of dew, fog, drizzle, rain etc. Soil moisture is measured in centibars (cb) [0-10cb = saturated soil, 10-30cb = ground adequately wet, 30-100cb = ground needs irrigating to maintain maximum production, 100-200 cb = ground dry. ]. The strength of the sun's ultraviolet radiation is expressed as a UV index and was developed by the World Health Organization. As a guide 0-2 = low, 3-5 = medium, 6-7 = high, 8-10 = very high, 11+ = extreme. You can safely stay outside if UV is low, and it is recommended that you wear sunscreen if levels are moderate or higher, and seek shade if levels are high or above. In Teignmouth UV levels reach 7 in mid-summer and may reach 8 on exceptional days.



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