Prestwick RNAS, 16:00 to 18:00, 1997–2015
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Met Office station 1007: Prestwick RNAS, Ayrshire  (KA9 2); OS grid reference: NS 369276.
Coordinates:  N55°30'54" W4°35'06"  (55.515 -4.585), elevation 27 m.
Note: gusts not recorded in 13 out of the 19 years, 0.4% of daylight visibility records missing, 0.4% of daylight wind records missing.

This is the analysis for the average of 19 years  (1997–2015).
Time slot: 16:00 to 18:00  (two hours); click below for any-hour analysis, or a different start time, or for whole day analysis (all times are GMT):

any-hour  06:00  08:00  10:00  12:00  14:00  16:00  18:00  all-day

‘Flyable days’ analysis

This is the number of days in each month, on average, for which (in this timeslot) the visibility was adequate, and there was no bad weather, and the wind speed was less than or equal to that shown on the left.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
≤ 5 mph 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0  6  2%
≤ 10 mph 0 3 7 6 5 6 6 6 8 3 0 0  51  14%
≤ 15 mph 0 5 13 15 15 16 17 17 15 6 0 0  118  32%
≤ 20 mph 0 6 16 19 20 19 19 19 18 6 0 0  142  39%
≤ 30 mph 0 6 18 20 21 20 20 20 19 7 0 0  151  41%
≤ 40 mph 0 6 18 20 22 20 20 20 19 7 0 0  153  42%
any wind 0 6 18 20 22 20 20 20 19 7 0 0  153  42%
‘Total’ shows the total flyable days, on average, in a year, and the same as a percentage.

Trend analysis

This is the average change (per year, over the 19 years) in the average number of days in each month for which (in this timeslot) the visibility was adequate, and there was no bad weather, and the wind speed was less than or equal to that shown on the left.

For example, if a value of +0.5 is shown for a given month then that implies that since 1997 the number of flyable days in that month has increased by (on average) half a day per year.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
≤ 5 mph   +0.1           −0.1           
≤ 10 mph   +0.1 +0.2 +0.2 +0.1 +0.3 −0.1 −0.2 +0.1 +0.1      +0.1
≤ 15 mph   +0.1 +0.2 +0.3 −0.1 +0.5 +0.1 −0.1 +0.2 +0.2      +0.1
≤ 20 mph   +0.1   +0.2 −0.2 +0.2   −0.2 +0.1 +0.1       
≤ 30 mph   +0.1 −0.1 +0.2 −0.2 +0.2 −0.1 −0.1 +0.1 +0.1       
≤ 40 mph   +0.1 −0.1 +0.3 −0.1 +0.2 −0.1 −0.1 +0.1 +0.1       
any wind   +0.1 −0.1 +0.3 −0.1 +0.2 −0.1 −0.1 +0.1 +0.1       
Empty cells indicate negligible change; ‘Total’ shows the average trend over the whole year.

Visibility analysis

This is the number of days in each month, on average, for which (in this timeslot) the visibility was adequate. That is, for the entire timeslot:
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Good days 0 10 28 29 30 28 29 29 28 10 0 0  221  61%

Bad weather analysis

This is the number of days in each month, on average, for which (in this timeslot) no bad weather occurred. That is, for the entire timeslot, there was no rain, hail, snow, snow on the ground, icing conditions, thunderstorms, etc.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Good days 17 17 19 21 22 21 20 21 20 18 16 16  227  62%

Wind speed analysis

This is the number of days in each month, on average, for which (in this timeslot) the maximum (gust) wind speed was less than or equal to the value shown on the left.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
≤ 5 mph 5 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 5 6  30  8%
≤ 10 mph 12 10 9 8 7 9 10 10 11 11 12 13  123  34%
≤ 15 mph 19 18 20 20 21 22 24 24 21 22 20 20  251  69%
≤ 20 mph 23 21 25 26 27 28 30 29 26 26 24 24  309  85%
≤ 30 mph 28 26 30 29 30 30 31 31 29 30 28 28  352  96%
≤ 40 mph 30 28 31 30 31 30 31 31 30 31 29 30  361  99%

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This page was last edited on 2017-01-01.