Weather Averages for 2004

The table below compares the temperatures and rainfall experienced in Great Bealings, Suffolk, with the averages from 1971-2000 for RAF Wattisham (about 13 miles East of Bealings). The Wattisham data is taken from the Met Office website. At the bottom of the page are details of the records for 2004 recorded by the East Anglian Daily Times' weatherman, Ken Blowers.

 
Average Max Temp
2004 Average Max Temp
Difference
Average Min Temp
2004 Average Min Temp
Difference
Average Rainfall
2004 Rainfall
Difference
Days of Rainfall >= 1mm
Days of Rainfall >= 1mm in 2004
Difference
Month
[deg C]
[deg C]
[deg C]
[deg C]
[deg C]
[deg C]
[mm]
[mm]
[mm]
[days]
[days]
[days]
Jan
6.3 - - 0.7 - - 49.5 - - 11.0 - -
Feb
6.6 5.3 -1.3 (colder) 0.7 -1.9 -2.6 (colder) 35.1 - - 8.5 - -
Mar
9.5 10.9 +1.4 (warmer) 2.3 2.3 0 (normal) 42.5 29 -13.5 (drier) 10.6 13 +2.4 (damper)
Apr
11.9 16.0 +4.1 (warmer) 3.7 3.6 -0.1 (normal) 41.2 48 +6.8 (wetter) 8.7 12 +3.3 (damper)
May
15.8 19.4 +3.6 (warmer) 6.8 6.0 -0.8 (colder) 43.7 40 -3.7 (drier) 8.2 7 -1.2 (drier)
Jun
18.7 23.0 +4.3 (warmer) 9.5 10.7 +1.2 (warmer) 52.2 40 -12.2 (drier) 8.7 9 +0.3
Jul
21.4 23.0 +1.6 (warmer) 11.8 11.2 -0.6 (colder) 42.4 105 +62.6 (wetter !) 7.8 15 +7.2 (wetter)
Aug
21.6 23.1 +1.5 (warmer) 11.9 13.8 +1.9 (warmer) 47.1 128 +80.9 (wetter !) 7.3 16 +8.7 (wetter)
Sep
18.3 20.3 +2.0 (warmer) 9.9 9.8 -0.1 (normal) 55.1 27 -28.1 (drier) 8.6 7 -1.6 (drier)
Oct
13.9 14.5 +0.6 (warmer) 7.2 7.3 +0.1 (normal) 57.2 52* -5.2 (drier) 9.0 14 +5 (damper)
Nov
9.3 10.2 +0.9 (warmer) 3.5 3.9 +0.4 (warmer) 55.6 36 -19.4 (drier) 10.4 11 +0.6
Dec
7.1 7.5 +0.4 (warmer) 1.9 1.2 -0.7 (colder) 52.1 30 -22.1 (drier) 10.6 7 -3.6 (drier)
Year to date
14.4 16.4 +2.0 (warmer) 6.6

6.6

0.0 (normal) 489.1 535 +45.9 (wetter) 89.9 111 +21.1 (damper)
Year
13.4     5.8     573.8     109.4    

* I lost over a day's data for October owing to a system crash so the rain may be understated.

Temperatures in 2004

This is how the temperature has varied in 2004:

Monthly Minima, Maxima and Averages for 2004

Month
Temperature
Pressure
Humidity
Gust
Average Wind
Min
Max
Ave
Min
Max
Ave
Min
Max
Ave
Max
Ave
Max
Ave
Feb
-4.6
7.3
1.3
991
1027
1010
48
98
89
13
4.1
9
2.8
Mar
-5.1
18.8
6.1
996
1036
1019
41
98
84
34
4.0
21
2.6
Apr
-1.9
23.1
9.3
977
1028
1012
34
98
81
21
3.0
13
2.0
May
1.1
26.5
12.3
978
1031
1016
33
98
76
22
2.0
11
1.2
Jun
4.9
30.0
16.7
991
1032
1017
27
98
70
21
3.0
12
1.9
Jul
5.0
28.3
16.9
1005
1026
1015
32
98
77
17
2.1
11
1.2
Aug
8.4
28.2
17.8
994
1022
1010
35
98
82
15
2.0
9
1.1
Sep
2.0
26.5
14.9
998
1035
1018
36
98
78
19
3.3
12
2.0
Oct
-0.5
17.1
11.1
987
1024
1008
45
98
86
20
3.4
12
2.1
Nov
-7.0
13.6
7.1
1004
1036
1021
51
98
89
15
2.5
10
1.6
Dec
-4.5
12.4
4.7
989
1032
1017
49
98
90
19
3.2
11
2.1
2004
-7.0
30.0
 
977
1036
 
27
98
 
34
 
21
 

EADT Records for 2004

Hottest day June 14 27.8
Coldest day January 3 1.1
Coldest night November 21 -6.7
Wettest month August 124 mm
Driest month December 29 mm
Total rainfall   664 mm
Average rainfall
(1900 to 2000)
  604 mm
Wettest day August 9 28 mm
Wettest year 1860 919 mm
Driest year 1921 346 mm
Wettest month October 1939 211 mm
Driest month February 1891 0.5 mm