Manston, 12:00 to 14:00, 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, 3.5% of daylight precipitation records missing, 1.5% of daylight wind records missing.

This is the analysis for the average of 19 years  (1997–2015).
Time slot: 12:00 to 14:00  (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 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1  5  1%
≤ 10 mph 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 6 5 5 4 4  61  17%
≤ 15 mph 11 11 13 15 15 16 17 17 16 13 12 12  170  46%
≤ 20 mph 15 15 18 20 20 20 21 21 20 18 17 17  222  61%
≤ 30 mph 18 19 21 22 22 22 23 23 22 21 19 19  252  69%
≤ 40 mph 18 20 21 23 22 22 23 23 23 22 20 20  258  71%
any wind 19 20 21 23 23 22 24 23 23 22 20 21  260  71%
‘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   
≤ 10 mph −0.1     +0.1 −0.1 −0.2 −0.3 −0.4   −0.1 −0.2    −0.1
≤ 15 mph −0.1 −0.1   +0.2   −0.3 −0.3 −0.5   −0.2 −0.4    −0.1
≤ 20 mph −0.1   +0.1 +0.3 +0.2 −0.1 −0.1 −0.2 +0.1 −0.2 −0.3     
≤ 30 mph −0.2 −0.1 +0.2 +0.2 +0.1     −0.1 +0.2 −0.3 −0.3 −0.1   
≤ 40 mph −0.2 −0.2 +0.2 +0.2 +0.1     −0.1 +0.2 −0.3 −0.2 +0.1   
any wind −0.2 −0.1 +0.3 +0.2 +0.1     −0.1 +0.2 −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 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 26 25 26 27 28 26 28 28 26 27 26 26  317  87%

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 21 22 25 25 25 25 26 25 26 25 23 23  290  79%

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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2  13  4%
≤ 10 mph 6 6 8 7 8 9 8 8 8 6 7 7  87  24%
≤ 15 mph 17 16 19 19 20 22 22 22 20 18 18 17  230  63%
≤ 20 mph 23 22 25 25 26 27 28 28 26 25 24 24  303  83%
≤ 30 mph 29 27 29 29 29 29 30 30 29 29 28 29  348  95%
≤ 40 mph 30 28 30 30 30 30 31 31 30 31 29 30  359  98%

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