June 2020 Stats for the Western Isles

Hello and welcome to a look back at our weather in June 2020. It was a wet month across the islands. The dry hot settled spell for portions of May was replaced by the return of the Atlantic with more unsettled conditions.

This is the updated version including historical stats for Stornoway Met Office site. Which data for can be found here. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/pub/data/weather/uk/climate/stationdata/stornowaydata.txt

151 hours of Sunshine in June the 3rd Sunniest of the year behind May 117 hours of Sunshine and April with 214 hours of Sunshine.

June had 76.6 mm of rainfall making it the second driest month of the year so far behind April which had 35.2 mm.

SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles

Creed Bridge – 120 mm in June – 103.8 mm June 2019. 4th Wettest month of the year so far. Almost 100 mm more rainfall than in April.

Laxdale (Harris) – 108 mm in June – 109 mm June 2019. 4th Wettest month of the year so far. 66 mm more rainfall than in April.

Loch Tormasad – 107 mm in June – 89.2mm June 2019. 4th Wettest month of the year so far. 78 mm more rainfall than in April.

Mill Croft – 99.4 mm in June – 74.4 mm June 2019. Again the 4th Wettest month of the year so far. 64 mm more rainfall than in April.

A large amount of the rainfall fell during the 25th and 26th thunderstorm event which I have covered on the blog here –

https://westernislesweather.com/2020/06/27/25th-and-26th-june-2020-storms/

Stornoway was the sunniest place in the UK on 3 days in June the 27th June with 8.5 hours of Sunshine. Sunday 14th June with 15.8 hours of Sunshine and Monday 8th June with 15.1 hours of Sunshine.

The 5th of June brought strong winds to the islands with 51 mph being recorded at South Uist range. Then during the early hours of the 21st June 64 mph was recorded at South Uist range.

During the month two weather warnings were issued a yellow weather warning for rain and thunderstorms. The rain warning covered the 27th of June and the thunderstorm warning covered the 25th june.

This bring up the total number of warnings issued for the Western Isles this year to

Yellow 18

Amber – 0

Red – 0

A further break down of the warnings.

Wind – 11

Snow and ice – 2

Rain – 2

Thunder – 1

Wind and snow – 1

Ice – 1

National Weather stats for June

In this section of the blog we are going to take a look at some of the weather stats for June these mainly come from the Met Office blog which can be found here

https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/

33.4C is the highest temperature of the year so far on the 25th June at Heathrow

The wettest June day on record was broken at Honister Pass in Cumbria where 212.8 mm of rainfall fell in 24 hours.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this. We will update this later in the month when further Met Office stats are released.

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