Ascension : The Met Office Weather Report Submitted by The Islander (Met Office) 02.03.2006 (Article Archived on 16.03.2006)
Statistics for the week ending Monday 27th Feb 2006
UK (Brize Norton)
Warm and dry last week. As we move into March you might like to know that our historical average maximum temperature during March is 30.5 Celsius, with the highest ever temperature recorded at the Airhead of 32.2 Celsius in 1988. March is the hottest month of the year, but statistically not the driest. The average total rainfall is 23.4 millimeters and we are still statistically due an isolated thunderstorm too!
Very mixed last week. There were some showers around, but some sunnier and drier days were recorded too, notably Tuesday 21st February. Hill fog was a problem during Thursday, all thanks to some low cloud bases.
Cold enough for snow? Well, yes actually! Snow or sleet fell 5 days last week at RAF Brize Norton, although there was no significant lying snow. The coldest nights last week were the 23rd and 24th February, with 0.0 Celsius recorded. The sunniest day was the 25th with 8.5 hours of sunshine.
Southerly winds for much of the week, ensured temperatures were depressed, although high pressure was always close by, ensuring a dry spell. But on Sunday there was some frontal rain, giving 13.2 millimeters in 24 hours. There were no air or ground frosts last week.