Summer weather in Northamptonshire was not as bad as you thought it was, according to new statistics

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Northamptonshire basked in 515 hours of bright sunshine during the summer, according to statistics released by Pitsford Weather Station.

The rainfall was only 84 percent of the average at 133.9mm from June through to August, the report says, and although the second half of August was generally wet, the overall rainfall for the summer was down owing to a particularly dry June of just 13.0mm.

Average temperature was 16.2C, slightly below the average of 16.6C.

August itself was a “fairly average month”, according to the report, being mostly dry through the first half, and then becoming increasingly wet. There were very few very hot days, it says.

The statistics for August are follows:

CLIMATOLOGICAL STATISTICS

Air Temperatures:

The Highest Maximum: 29.0 C on 22nd

The Lowest Maximum: 14.0 C on 31st

The Highest Minimum: 16.4 C on 10th

The Lowest Minimum: 8.8 C on 1st

Rainfall:

Total: 56.8 mm

Percentage of the Monthly Mean: 103.8 %

Duration: 51.1 hrs

Highest 24 hour fall (0900 to 0900): 12.2 mm on 13th

Rain Days (>/=0.2mm): 11

Wet Days (>/=1.0mm): 10

Sunshine:

Total Duration of Bright Sunshine: 116.6 hrs

Sunniest day: 10.4 hrs on 22nd

No. of days without sunshine: 7

Percentage of the Monthly Mean: 65.8 %

Cloud cover (mean at 0900): 5.9 oktas 73.8 %

Winds:

Run of wind (mean over 24 hrs): 54.8 miles

Mean daily wind speed: 3.0 mph

Run of wind (cumulative): 1698.0 miles

Highest Maximum Gust: 32 mph on 26th

No. of gusts of 50mph or more: 0

Highest wind strength (at 0900): 10.4 mph on 15th

Mean wind strength (at 0900): 3.2 mph