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Wednesday 16th October

             Satellite images were unavailable all day from the www.nottingham.ac.uk/meteosat/D2.JPG web site. Therefore, to obtain weather information for Offwell, it was necessary to use reports from the UK weather station at Dunkeswell and 6 hourly satellite pictures from www.bbc.co.uk/weather.

 

Table 2            Results for Wednesday 16th October

 

Time

16-10-02

Cardiff (C)

Cardiff weather

Offwell (C)

Offwell weather

07:00

7.5

Light rain, dark, little wind. Thick cloud

10

Thick cloud

09:00

7.5

Very light rain, little wind, cloud

10

Mostly cloudy

11:00

8

Cloudy, light rain, gentle breeze.

10.4

Cloud

13:00

9

Cloud

10.6

Cloud

15:00

10

Cloudy, weak sun

10.7

Cloud

17:00

9.5

Cloudy, no wind, dry.

10.1

Cloud

19:00

8.25

Dark, dry, thin cloud.

9.7

Thin cloud

 

Graph 2

 

In Cardiff, the rain was lighter than on the previous day and the strong winds had become a gentle breeze; nonetheless there was persistent cloud cover.  The temperature remained at 7.5C for the first two readings of the day. By 13:00hr the temperature had risen to 9C; the wind had dropped and little rain was falling. At 15:00hr the sun was trying to break through and the temperature rose accordingly to 10C. By 17:00hr it had clouded over again and the temperature dropped to 9.5C As darkness fell, the temperature dropped to 8.25C at 19:00hr.

            The weather at Offwell was cloudy all day, possibly thinning towards the latter part of the day. The temperature at Offwell stayed very steady all day. By 11:00hr it had only risen by 0.4C. At 13:00hr the cloud was clearing and the temperature had reached 10.6C. The cloud cover continued to clear until at 15:00 hr, the temperature reached its peak of 10.7C. The temperature continued to drop to 9.7C at 19:00 hr.

            Both sites had cloud cover all day, varying only in its thickness. Their temperatures were more similar than the previous day; the maximum temperature at Cardiff was 10C and at Offwell 10.7C. The temperature range for Cardiff was 2.5C and for Offwell only 1C, indicating that there was only a slight variation in temperature on this particular day.

 

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