Yeovilton, sunrise to sunset, 1997–2015
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Met Office station 1302: Yeovilton, Somerset  (BA22 8); OS grid reference: ST 551232.
Coordinates:  N51°00'22" W2°38'24"  (51.006 -2.640), elevation 20 m.
Note: gusts not recorded in 6 out of the 19 years, 1.0% of daylight visibility records missing, 1.9% of daylight precipitation records missing, 0.8% of daylight wind records missing.

This is the analysis for the average of 19 years  (1997–2015).
Time slot: sunrise to sunset  (all daylight hours); click below on any-hour, or on the start time for a specific 2-hour slot (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 all daylight hours) 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1  2  1%
≤ 10 mph 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 3  19  5%
≤ 15 mph 6 4 5 6 5 7 7 6 6 6 4 7  68  19%
≤ 20 mph 8 6 8 8 8 10 10 8 9 7 6 8  95  26%
≤ 30 mph 8 7 9 9 10 11 11 9 9 8 7 9  106  29%
≤ 40 mph 9 7 9 10 10 11 11 9 9 8 7 10  109  30%
any wind 9 7 9 10 10 11 11 9 9 8 7 10  109  30%
‘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 all daylight hours) 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                           
≤ 10 mph           −0.1 −0.1 −0.1   −0.1       
≤ 15 mph −0.1   −0.1 +0.2 +0.1 +0.1   −0.1 −0.1 +0.1   −0.2   
≤ 20 mph −0.1     +0.2 +0.1 +0.3       +0.1 −0.1 −0.2   
≤ 30 mph −0.1     +0.2 +0.2 +0.3         −0.1 −0.2   
≤ 40 mph −0.1     +0.2 +0.2 +0.3       +0.1 −0.1 −0.2   
any wind −0.1     +0.2 +0.2 +0.3       +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 all daylight hours) the visibility was adequate. That is, for the entire day:
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Good days 17 14 15 16 17 17 17 17 15 16 15 18  192  53%

Bad weather analysis

This is the number of days in each month, on average, for which (in all daylight hours) no bad weather occurred. That is, for the entire day, 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 12 11 15 15 15 15 15 14 16 13 10 13  165  45%

Wind speed analysis

This is the number of days in each month, on average, for which (in all daylight hours) 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 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3  11  3%
≤ 10 mph 7 6 5 4 4 3 4 5 6 6 8 9  65  18%
≤ 15 mph 16 15 16 15 16 17 17 19 19 18 18 18  204  56%
≤ 20 mph 22 20 24 23 24 25 26 26 25 24 24 23  285  78%
≤ 30 mph 27 25 28 28 29 29 30 30 29 29 27 28  338  93%
≤ 40 mph 29 27 29 30 31 30 31 31 30 31 29 30  357  98%

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