May 2023 Weather in Durham – Cool and showery at times

May Banner : lambs and sheep

May 2023 starts in showery mood May 2023 started in a showery mood on 1st, with heavy rain and a sharp drop in temperature just after lunch. The thermometer dropped from 15.4 degC at 13:31 to 9.8 degC just an hour later. On 9th there were some very heavy showers, especially around mid-day, yielding 8.6mm … Read more

April 2023 Weather in Durham – Spring on Hold

April banner : umbrella and shower cloud

Outdoor Sensor Failure Unfortunately I experienced a failure of the weather station outdoor sensor this month so I have limited direct statistics. Air pressure and rainfall were still recorded, but outside temperatures and humidity were not available from the 6th April 2023. A new sensor was fitted on 26th April, but it needs to be … Read more

March 2023 Weather in Durham – Cold and damp

March banner : daffodils

Where is Spring in Durham, I hear you ask? That is a question that is being asked more often on social media at the moment and i’m thinking the same thing. We’re getting very used to these mild winter temperatures, but Springs seem to come late. March 2023 can only be described as disappointing. It … Read more

February 2023 Weather in Durham – Mainly mild, little sign of ‘Winter’

February banner : valentines heart and a kiss

Durham Weather in February 2023 There was a very mild and dry start to February 2023. It was in fact the 2nd warmest February in Durham since 1844, surpassed only by February 1998. There was little rain before mid-month. The gale of the 16th/17th caused vibrations in the rain gauge due to the fencing it … Read more

January 2023 Weather in Durham – Mild and on the dry side

January banner : snowman and snow crystal

The first half of January 2023 saw temperatures well above average, with 5 days exceeding the 10 degC mark. The warmest day was the 4th, reaching 11.5 degC. The 10th and 11th were wet, yielding 16.2mm of rain. The 11th turned out to be the wettest day of the month, with 11mm of rain recorded. … Read more

December 2022 Weather in Durham – Colder than average (the only one in 2022)

December banner : wooly hat and mittens

The Weather at Gilesgate, Durham December 2022 2022 was the warmest year on record at Durham since 1844 (10.59 °C), easily beating the previous record from 2014 (10.21 °C). This was despite December 2022 being below average. As is so often said, December was a ‘month of two halves’. The first half of the month … Read more

Tales of The Riverbank in Durham (and more)

Christmas Tree and Architecture in Durham Cathedral

We managed to haul ourselves out of the house today – 12th December 2022. It was bleak, about -1 degC and there had been another dusting overnight. Starting in town, we headed south, passing the Fulling Mill and the Wear, and then over Prebends Bridge to the Cathedral. The walk took us past the huge … Read more

November 2022 Weather in Durham – Very mild and unsettled

November banner : fireworks

The Weather at Gilesgate, Durham November 2022 A very mild November at Durham, with the first half being especially so, but as usual in such a mild month it was also very wet. The peak of the month’s warmth was on 11th November, when 16.5 degC was reached. The night of 11th November was the … Read more