Weather: February was dry but dull

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Boston experienced a dry February, with both rainfall and sunshine below average – according to the town’s weatherman Albert Kirkham.

The highest maximum temperature, on the 3rd, 4th, 16th and 17th was 10C (50F).

The lowest maximum temperature, recorded on the 22nd, was 1.7C (35F).

On the 1st, the temperature fell no lower than 5C (41F) but on the 19th it was as low as -3.3C (26F).

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 6.1C (42.8F) below the average 6.7C (44.3F) for February.

The mean minimum was 0.6C (33.3F) – the average for the month.

The town had less rainfall than usual, with 25.7mm (1.01 ins) against the average of 34.3mm (1.35 ins) across 14 days of measurable rain.

The greatest rainfall in one day came on the 13th with 15.5mm (0.61ins).

Despite the dry weather, the skies were dull for townspeople, with just 76.4 hours of bright sunshine in February, much less than the average of 91.6 hours.

The sunniest day was on the 17th with eight hours.

There were eight days of sleet, 24 ground frosts, 13 air frosts, one day of fog and 11 days with no sunshine at all.

The highest barometer reading in the town came on the 27th at 30.54ins.

The lowest was recorded on the 5th at 29.40ins.