Woodford Northamptonshire

Woodford Weather Monthly Report


Month Ave
2018 2017 Ave
2018 2017
January 7.0 8.6 5.9 1.4 2.4 -0.4
February 7.9 6.8 9.4 1.3 -0.5 3.0
March 11.2   14.3 2.2   4.0
April 15.6   17.1 3.8   2.0
May 18.6   20.4 7.1   6.6
June 21.6   23.5 10.0   10.7
July 23.5   24.2 12.0   10.8
August 22.5   22.9 12.0   10.0
September 19.8   18.6 9.9   9.3
October 15.1   16.7 7.3   9.4
November 10.2   10.7 4.0   3.1
December 7.1   7.7 1.7   2.0


Month Average
2018 2017 Average
2018 Total
2018 2017
January 52 52 36 52 52 36 14 17 12
February 38 24 40  90 76 76 10 9 9
March 37   37 127   113 9   12
April 43   4 170   117 9   3
May 57   64 227   181 10   11
June 43   37 270   219 10   10
July 48   85 319   304 10   14
August 68   55 386   360 11   10
September 43   58 429   418 8   19
October 70   11 499   429 11   6
November 60   27 559   456 12   7
December 48   67 608   525 11   11

February 2018

Following the mild temperatures of January, the average minimum temperatures recorded for February were the coldest of the century with a value of -0.5C. The day time temperatures were about average at 6.8C . The overall average for the month made February the third coldest February (3.1C) of the century, with 2010 (coldest) and 2013 being colder.

The minimum temperature was minus 6.2C recorded on the mornign of 28th February and the warmest 10.8C on the 19th February.

The maximum temperature recorded on 28th was -1.1C, (lowest Februiary daytime temperature recorded during this century) and was also the the first sub zero maximum since 16th January 2013.

Rainfall totalled 23mm (average is 39mm) taking the total to 76mm for the year to date, and precipitation fell on just nine days


January 2018

January 2018 was the mildest January since January 2008. The average maximum temperature was 8.6C and the average minimum temperature was 2.4C. The warmest day was 28th January when the temperature reached 14.8C, the warmest January day of the century.

Rainfall was spot on the long term average of 52mm falling on 17 days. The usual number of wet days for January is 14. The wettest days were 2nd and 21st, both with 7mm. Snow fell on one day (21st) and unusually thunder was experienced on one day.

December 2017

December saw two periods of snow, the first occurring on 10th December (about 100mm) which was the first laying snow since March 2013. The second fall was much wetter and the depth reached about 50mm. Total precipitation for the month was 67mm which is about average for December and followed a dry autumn period.

The average temperature was 5C which is average for the month. The coldest night was minus 4.4 on 11th/12th and the warmest day was 13C on the 20th. There were eleven air frosts which is what one would expect for the month.

Overall rainfall for 2017 totalled 525mm which is 75mm less than average making 2017 the third consecutive year with below average precipitation. The average number of rain days is 158 each year and 2017 had 157. (Wet days (rainfall greater than 1mm) was 127 against an average of 128). Thunder was heard on just three days and there were just four foggy days, both well below average. The number of days reaching 16C (61F) was 10% more than average, however the number of days reacing 70F (21C) and 80F (27C) were in line with average figures, indicating that early and later parts of the year were milder than normal.

Overall (in Woodford) 2017 was the third warmest out of the last ten year being surpassed by 2011 and 2014 (warmest on record)

November 2017

The average temperature for November was 6.9C which is 1 degree above normal. This was largely down to the earlier part of the month which was mild, with the last week of the month being below average. The average maximum temperature fo rthe month was 10.7C and the minimum was 3.1C. The first air frost of the winter was on the morning of 6th November about two weeks later than normal. The coldest night was minus 2.5C on 5th/6th November and the warmest day was 14.6C on 22nd November.

The rainfall amounted to 27mm which made the month the driest November since 2011. The total for the year to date is 457mm which is 100mm below normal. For the twelve month period to the end of November the rainfall has amounted to 477mm which is 125mm less than a normal twelve month rainfall.

October 2017

The average temperature for October here in Woodford was 13.1C which is 2C above normal with both overnight minimums and daytime maximums giving above average readings. The average daytime maximum was 16.7C and overnight minimum 9.4C.

The warmest day was 16 October with a temperature of 21.5C (71F) and the coldest night was 1.1C on the 29th-30th October

Rainfall amounted to just 11mm, (a fifth of the normal October rainfall for Woodford) and fell over six days. The year to date rainfall (since January 1st) totals 430mm against the average of nearly 500mm. For the 12 month period to the end of October the total was 514mm - 90mm (almost 3.75 inches) less than the normal 12 month rainfall

September 2017

The average temperature for September here in Woodford was 13.9C which is 1C lower than normal with both overnight minimums and daytime maximums giving below average readings.

Rainfall amounted to 58mm (6mm above the long term average for Woodford) but fell over nineteen days instead of the normal nine days we have each year. The year to date rainfall (since January 1st) totals 418mm against the average of 440mm. For the 12 month period to the end of September the total was 533mm - 70mm (almost 3 inches) less than the normal 12 month rainfall