Dullest February in Boston since 1993

BELOW average amounts of bright sunshine made last month Boston’s dullest February since 1993.

This is the word from town weatherman Albert Kirkham, who recorded just 48.2 hours against an average of 91.6 hours, with 12 days of no sunshine.

The sunniest day was the 8th, when 7.3 hours of sunshine was recorded.

The month was also far wetter than average, despite a dry first week.

Some 57.1mm (2.25ins) of rain fell, against an average of 34.3mm (1.35ins), across 19 days.

The greatest rainfall came on the 25th, when 14.2mm (0.56ins) was recorded.

It was, however, milder than would normally be expected for Boston in February with the mean maximum temperature coming in at 9.4C (48.7F), against an average of 6.7C (44.3F).

The mean minimum was 3.9C (39.1F), also up on the average of 0.6C (33.3F).

The highest maximum came on the 4th, 7th, 24th and 25th - 13.9C (57F).

The lower maximum, 4.4C (40F), came on the 18th, 20th, 21st and 28th.

On the 5th and 6th, the temperature fell no lower than 11.1C (52F) - the highest minimum for the month.

The lowest minimum came on the 1st at -2.2C (28F) and the lowest grass minimum came on the 8th at -5.6C (22F).

There were two air frosts, 11 ground frosts and one day with fog.

The highest barometer reading was on 28th (30.35ins) and lowest barometer reading (29.29ins) on 15th and 16th.