m1
   Current Weather

IMG1524

Wednesday's sunset on the village Common. This is the earliest sunset of the winter.
In a week's time sunsets begin to get later. (Despite the shortest day being the 21st)

High:14.9 c

- ALL TIME DEC RECORDS -

Low: -8.6c


Send me an email

 

LINKS

Met Office Synoptic Chart

European Rain Radar

BBC Weather

Hickstead Weather

'Rain Today' Radar

Jetstreams

UK Weatherworld

Worldwide Satellite Images

Weatherbuoy Data

Chichester Tide Tables

Sunrise & Sunset info

UK Weatherstations

Weather for Kids

 

Low Weald Wildlife

NFU Countryside

BBC Farming Today

Woodland Trust

Fungus

Birdsong

Nymans Gardens

iSpot Nature

 

Staplefield Village

The Jolly Tanners

The Victory

Twineham Cricket

Slaugham Archive

Balcombe Village

Warninglid Village

Pease Pottage Village

Hickstead Showground

 

 


White Christmas Outlook
It's beginning to look like high pressure may establish itself to the west of the UK in the run up to Christmas, bringing some wintry northerlies into play. It seems like there may be some white this Christmas, but for more northerly areas. (This is still 'educated' guesswork)
 

9 Dec 2021

 

Sunrise, sunset & the shortest day

I have been asked why the earliest sunrise occurs before the shortest day. This is a very brief explanation:
Because of the earth's tilt and its elliptical orbit around the sun, solar days are sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than 24 hrs. Sometimes the solar day starts before our day and sometimes it starts later.
At the moment (and in midsummer) solar days are longer and solar noon occurs before midday on the watch and it won't be until Christmas Eve that the two coincide.

Earliest sunset: 12 Dec (1553)
Latest sunrise: 30 & 31 Dec (0804)

Shortest Day: 21 Dec (0801-1556)
 

 

Dry Autumn

Wet November failled to make up for our driest November and has led to one of our driest autumns. According to the ten-year moving average our autumns seem to be getting drier.

If you look at the cumulative rainfall graph, you'll see that a dry December (less than42mm) will lead to our driest year on record (back as far as 1992)

Screenshot20211201at094742

ANNUAL WEATHER RECORDS

 


Highest Temp
deg c


Lowest Temp
deg c


Wettest Day
mm


Heaviest Rain
mm/hr


Highest Wind
mph


Last Air Frost
of Spring


First Air Frost
of Autumn


2006

34.2
19 July

-5.7
2 Mar

31.8
6 Oct

121.9
11 Oct

41 (SSW)
3 Dec

-1.7
11 Apr

-0.1
4 Nov


2007

26.2
5 Aug

-4.4
7 Feb

36.6
20 Jul

108.5
20 Jul

42 (S)
6 Mar

-3.0
22 Mar

-0.8
4 Nov


2008

28.2
27 Jul

-4.1
12 Dec

50.8
15 Jan

100.3
28 Jul

51 (S)
10 Mar

0.0
15 Apr

-0.4
28 Oct


2009

28.9
30 Jun

-8.9
10 Jan

32.5
9 Feb

155.7
23 nov

41 (S)
14 Nov

-0.2
28 Apr

-0.7
1 Dec


2010

29.3
9 Jul

-8.6
3 Dec

27.4
23 Aug

70.6
21 Feb

38 (WSW)
31 Mar

-0.4
13 May

-1.6
20 Oct


2011

29.2
27 Jun

-2.9
19 Dec

26.2
17 Jan

80.3
23 Jun

42 (SW)
13 Dec

-0.1
20 Mar

-1.1
28 Nov


2012

28.9
25 Jul

-8.1
12 Feb

24.1
20 Dec

168.1
3 Jun

35 (SW)
3 Jan & 29 Dec

-1.7
16 Apr

-0.5
28 Oct


2013

31.2
1 Aug

-5.9
22 Jan

44.7
23 Dec

97.5
20 Oct

46 (S)
24 Dec

-0.4
28 Apr

-0.1
10 Nov


2014

28.3
26 Jul

-3.5
29 Dec

28.2
17 Jan

118.1
18 Jul

50 (SSW)
14 Feb

-0.2
5 Mar

-0.3
6 Nov


2015

31.7
1 Jul

-4.2
2 Feb

21.6
8 Jan

114.3
1 Mar

40 (SW)
15 Jan

-0.8
23 Mar

-2.7
22 Nov


2016

32.2
24 Aug

-4.3
20 Jan

24.0
20 Nov

65.3
26 Mar

46 (S)
28 Mar

-0.6
28 Apr

-0.8
3 Nov


2017

31.4
21 Jun

-4.4
22 Jan

51.0
9 Aug

85.4
19 May

36 (W)
23 Feb

=1.4
27 Apr

-1.4
6 Nov


2018

32.7
26 Jul

-7.2
28 Feb

18.0
30 Apr

80.6
21 Sep

33 (W)
13 Feb

-0.5
29 Mar

-0.6
31 Oct


2019

32.6
25 Jul

-5.4
31 Jan

32.4
10 Jun

81.8
27 Sep

39 (NNW)
8 Feb

-0.9
14 Apr

0.0
8 Nov


2020

34.1c
12 Aug

-1.8c
21 Jan

21.8
5 Mar

84.8
23 May

40 (N)
13 Jan

-0.6
1 Apr

-0.2
5 Nov


2021

30.2c
18 Jul

-4.1c
13 Feb

36.8
20 Oct

118.8
20 Oct

33 (SW)
20 Jan

-0.1
1 May

-0.7
5 Nov

 

Staplefield Anorak is a privately-run, not-for-profit website.

Occasional attempts are made to forecast the weather for certain local events. It should be noted that my only qualification for this is a slightly unhealthy interest in the weather, and in rain in particular.

Current weather is reported every 5 minutes from an automatic Davis Weatherstation in my garden in Staplefield. It is not sited very scientifically and is sheltered from the west & northwest, which leads to wind reports which may not represent those experienced elsewhere in the village. The site is approximately 300ft (91m) above sea level.

Other readings should be fairly accurate, although they should not be relied on for anything more than general interest. UV readings are definitely not accurate and should be ignored.

Other pages on the website depict recent weather graphically and another, the level of water in our well (which may give some indication of groundwater levels). There is a photographs page which is updated every few days. I either post pictures of the village or of wildlife and nature around the village. I am happy to post any information that may be of local interest.

I always welcome feedback, so please use the contact me link if you would like anything added, or removed, from the site, or to send in anyphotograph that you think suitable for publication. I also welcome general comments, praise, quotes and weather-related jokes, funny or not.

Copyright 2021 Paul Hunter All Rights Reserved

   Current Weather