Pembrey Sands, 16:00 to 18:00, 1997–2015
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Met Office station 1226: Pembrey Sands, Dyfed  (SA17 4); OS grid reference: SN 365043.
Coordinates:  N51°42'47" W4°22'05"  (51.713 -4.368), elevation 3 m.
Note: gusts not recorded in 8 out of the 19 years, 2.5% of daylight visibility records missing, 2.8% of daylight precipitation records missing, 2.2% 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 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0  7  2%
≤ 10 mph 0 2 5 5 5 5 5 4 7 3 0 0  41  11%
≤ 15 mph 0 6 13 12 13 13 13 12 15 7 0 0  103  28%
≤ 20 mph 0 8 17 19 18 18 19 19 20 8 0 0  146  40%
≤ 30 mph 0 11 21 24 25 23 26 25 25 11 0 0  190  52%
≤ 40 mph 0 12 22 25 26 24 26 26 26 11 0 0  199  54%
any wind 0 12 23 25 26 24 26 26 26 11 0 0  200  55%
‘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 −0.1         
≤ 10 mph     −0.1   −0.1 +0.1 −0.1 −0.4 −0.1        −0.1
≤ 15 mph   +0.1   +0.2 −0.3 +0.1 −0.1 −0.5 +0.1 +0.1       
≤ 20 mph   +0.1 +0.2 +0.2 −0.1 +0.1 −0.2 −0.3 +0.2 +0.1       
≤ 30 mph   +0.1 +0.1 +0.2   +0.1 −0.1   +0.2 +0.2      +0.1
≤ 40 mph   +0.1 +0.2 +0.2 +0.1 +0.3 −0.1 +0.1 +0.3 +0.2      +0.1
any wind   +0.1 +0.2 +0.2 +0.2 +0.3 −0.1 +0.1 +0.3 +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 12 24 27 28 26 28 27 27 12 0 0  213  58%

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 24 24 27 27 29 27 28 28 27 27 25 26  320  88%

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 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 3 3  23  6%
≤ 10 mph 9 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 8 9  84  23%
≤ 15 mph 16 14 16 15 15 16 15 14 17 16 15 16  184  50%
≤ 20 mph 21 19 23 22 21 22 22 22 22 20 19 20  252  69%
≤ 30 mph 26 25 28 29 29 29 30 30 28 27 26 27  334  92%
≤ 40 mph 29 28 30 30 31 30 31 31 30 30 29 30  358  98%

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