Manston, sunrise to sunset, 1997–2015
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Met Office station 775: Manston, Kent  (CT12 5); OS grid reference: TR 323661.
Coordinates:  N51°20'46" E1°20'24"  (51.346 +1.340), elevation 49 m.
Note: gusts not recorded in 4 out of the 19 years, 4.1% of daylight visibility records missing, 4.0% of daylight precipitation records missing, 1.6% 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 0  0  0%
≤ 10 mph 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2  16  4%
≤ 15 mph 5 5 6 6 6 8 7 7 7 6 7 7  78  21%
≤ 20 mph 8 8 9 9 10 11 11 11 11 10 9 11  118  32%
≤ 30 mph 10 10 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 11 11 13  138  38%
≤ 40 mph 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 14  144  39%
any wind 11 11 12 11 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 14  145  40%
‘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 −0.1 −0.3 −0.1  −0.1
≤ 20 mph −0.1     +0.1 +0.2   +0.1   +0.3 −0.2 −0.4     
≤ 30 mph −0.1 −0.1 +0.1 +0.2 +0.1 +0.2 +0.1   +0.4 −0.2 −0.4 +0.1   
≤ 40 mph −0.1   +0.1 +0.2 +0.1 +0.2 +0.2   +0.4 −0.3 −0.3 +0.1  +0.1
any wind −0.1   +0.2 +0.2 +0.1 +0.2 +0.2   +0.4 −0.3 −0.2 +0.2  +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 20 19 18 18 19 19 20 20 18 20 20 22  233  64%

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 15 15 17 16 17 17 17 17 18 16 16 17  199  55%

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1  3  1%
≤ 10 mph 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 3 4 3 5 4  39  11%
≤ 15 mph 14 12 15 14 15 16 16 17 16 14 15 14  179  49%
≤ 20 mph 21 19 22 22 23 24 25 25 24 22 21 22  271  74%
≤ 30 mph 27 25 28 28 28 28 29 29 28 28 27 27  332  91%
≤ 40 mph 29 27 29 30 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 29  354  97%

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