MAY was not as wet as people thought but half the rain came on a single day.
According to the Huddersfield University’s School of Applied Sciences weather station a total of 50.4mm of rainfall was recorded during the month, almost equal to the average figure for May of 50.6mm.
The wettest day of the month was Wednesday, May 9 with 25.8mm of rain – 51.2% of the month’s total rainfall. Eighteen days of the month escaped rainfall. Temperatures for the month were slightly below average for the time of year.
The average temperature was 12.23°C which is what is expected here at this time of year. The highest temperature of the month was 28.3°C recorded on Thursday, May 24, making it the highest temperature recorded for May since the station’s records began in 1990.
The coldest day of the month was Saturday, May 5 with an average temperature of 5.1°C. The minimum temperature of 0°C was also recorded on this day which is the first time the temperature has fallen to zero in May since 1990.