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Climate Records 1999

Adrian and Gill Smith have been keeping records of the weather at Gilling since 1990; the charts for 1999 (below) show that it was a relatively wet, mild year (normally the annual rainfall at Gilling is under 30"). June was particularly wet, although much of this was from a handful of wet days at the beginning of the month. There were no really dry months in the second half of the year. In the chart the thin vertical lines show the rainfall on individual days, and the dashed line is at 1" for those of us who cannot think in millimetres! This reveals that the two wettest days of the year each had well over an inch of rain in the 24 hours up to 4pm when the rain gauge is read.

Rainfall chart 1999

The temperature records show that there was no really cold weather in either January-February or the beginning of the 1999-2000 winter. There was also no really hot weather, and the temperature curve is remarkably “flat”. The vertical lines are daily figures of the minimum and maximum temperatures recorded at 9am; the orange markers show the monthly average of these min-max temperatures.

Temperature chart 1999

Adrian and Gill have been keeping records for the past 10 years. To see the charts please visit If you would like any further information please email Gill at

Charts © Adrian Smith 2000 Back to the Index page

© Ryedale Natural History Society 2000