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Weatherman records mildest Boston February for seven years

Community news and events from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

Community news and events from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

Despite very windy conditions and a number of showers - Boston still enjoyed the mildest February on record for seven years.

Boston’s weatherman Albert Kirkham said it was also the fourth mildest February for the town since 1938.

The highest maximum temperature, recorded on the 23rd was 13.9C (57F).

The lowest maximum temperature, recorded on the 11th, was 6.7C (44F).

On the 24th and 25th of February, the temperature fell no lower than 7.2C (45F) but on the 28th it was as low as 0.6C (33F).

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 10C (49.9F) which is higher than the monthly average of 6.7C (44.3F).

The mean minimum was 3.3C (38.3F) higher than the average of 0.6C (33.3F).

However, the town had more rainfall than usual, with 43.1mm (1.70ins) against the average of 34.3mm (1.35ins) across 17 days of measurable rain. The greatest rainfall in one day came on the 6th with 7.9mm (0.31ins).

Townspeople had 97 hours of bright sunshine in February, more than the average of 91.6 hours. The sunniest day was on the 26th with 7.8 hours.

There were 12 ground frosts, one day of fog and four days with no sunshine at all.

The highest barometer reading in the town came on the 19th and 26th at 29.75ins.The lowest was recorded on the 9th at 28.72ins.

Boston had endured the wettest January on record, with rain on 28 days out of 31 and more than double the average amount falling from the skies.

 

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