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:
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
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
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 %
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