May 2016

May was warmer than average and set to be a dry month, however the last two days of heavy rain topped up the total to become average.

Overall we had 47.6mm of measurable rain over 12 days of which most was made up with the 30th and 31st rainfall, measuring 15.4mm and 12.4mm respectively, which gave the garden a well earned drink after coming to the brink of wilting.

Our highest maximum recorded was 27°C on the 8th and lowest minimum, -0.6°C on the 1st, which was our only air frost.

We only had 4 ground frosts also, the coolest measuring -5.0, also on the 1st.