June 2022 weather at Durham – Warm and mainly dry

Temperature June was a very pleasant month, and very similar in nature to June 2021. The mean temperature was 15.4 degC, which is well above the 1991-2020 mean for June of 13.6. Sixteen days reached the 20 degC mark (last year had 21) and it got to 25 degC on 3 of them. The warmest day was the day after the solstice (22nd), when 26.9 degC was recorded. Rainfall There were only 8 rainy days in June 2022, and the month was dominated by a 15 day dry spell ending on the 23rd. Those eight days still managed to accrue …

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June 2021 Weather Summary – Very Long Dry Spell

June 2021 posted a welcome recovery for the early summer period after the long cold Spring. The temperature passed the 20 degC mark on 21 days in the month and the real notable thing was the great dryness. There was no measurable rain at Durham from 25th May until 17th June, a spell of 23 consecutive days and even then it was just a trace 0.1mm. The total for the entire month was 26.9mm, but it almost all fell in the last 6 days, and more than half of it on 25th June, when 14.6mm wet us thoroughly, giving the …

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June 2020 – First half cool, Second half very warm

Temperature Overall, June was warmer than average, but there was a very cool wet spell in the first half of the month. The mean max was +1.1 degC above normal and the mean min +2.0 degC above. Between the 3rd and 12th, the maximum temperature was only 16.1 degC (9th) and fell to as low as 5.5 degC on the morning that same day. A very cold day for June. It was also wet (see below). Temperatures recovered strongly after the 14th, peaking on the 24th at 29.7 degC. In some areas of the country it was the warmest for …

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June 2019 – Wet first half, then recovering later

I don’t think I would be being too harsh on Summer 2019 if I said I thought it was slow getting started. After the first half of June, the prospects of summer were looking dire. There had already been over 100mm of rain by the time we’d reached the half way point. There had already been 5 days with more than 10mm of rain each (4th,7th,8th,12th and 13th). The long term average rainfall for the whole of June in Durham is 55mm. The Durham Regatta had to be cancelled on the first weekend due to the River Wear being swollen …

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June 2007 – A wet one, and very dull

June 2007 This month has proved to be quite a wet one, with 80.0mm of rain falling (although 111.8mm recorded in Durham) – not a remarkably high total (146% of the 1971-2000 mean), but considering the first 11 days of the month were completely dry it’s quite noteable. Only two dry days were experienced after that. It could have been much wetter, the extreme weather which caused extensive flooding in South Yorkshire towards the end of the month stayed just to the south of us in Ferryhill. One thing that has been noteable about June 2007 is it’s extreme dullness. …

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