May temperatures warm up signalling summer’s imminent arrival

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May temperatures heat up signalling summer's imminent arrivalThe Met Office has said that the weather in May was generally pleasant, with the air temperature averaging at 20.3°C, sea temperature averaging at 19.3°C and around nine hours of daily sunshine.

It noted that the 25th of May enjoying a maximum of 12.9 hours of sunshine and the air temperature rocketing to the month’s highest maximum of 28.5°C two days later.

On the other hand, the lowest minimum temperature dropped to 12.8°C on the first Sunday of the month.

There was 279.6 hours of sunshine for the month, however this total was 19.5 hours less than the quota for this time of year.

It was generally windier than expected, with the wind speed averaging at 9.4 knots rather than the 30-year climate mean of 8.6 knots.

5.4mm of precipitation were measured during May, with dew collected on three separate days contributing to this total.

Fog was observed on three different days, mist was reported on several days throughout the month of May.

Photograph by Alain Salvary

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