Average Weather at RAF Shawbury United Kingdom
At RAF Shawbury, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 69°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 79°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit RAF Shawbury for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 12 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 64°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 69°F and low of 53°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 17 to March 16, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is February 18, with an average low of 34°F and high of 45°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
At RAF Shawbury, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at RAF Shawbury begins around April 26 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around October 7. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around April 26. On December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 72% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at RAF Shawbury varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from October 5 to February 5, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on November 3.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from February 5 to October 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on April 24.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 37% on October 30.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. RAF Shawbury experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at RAF Shawbury. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 28, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.
The least rain falls around March 8, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at RAF Shawbury varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:45 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 38 minutes later at 8:23 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 3:54 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 45 minutes later at 9:39 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at RAF Shawbury during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level at RAF Shawbury, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at RAF Shawbury experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 14 to April 2, with average wind speeds of more than 11.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 2 to October 14. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at RAF Shawbury is from the west throughout the year.
RAF Shawbury is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from June 26 to October 1, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 11, with an average temperature of 62°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from December 27 to April 12, with an average temperature below 47°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 28, with an average temperature of 43°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at RAF Shawbury throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit RAF Shawbury for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit RAF Shawbury for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season at RAF Shawbury typically lasts for 6.2 months (190 days), from around April 24 to around October 30, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 14, and rarely ending before October 8 or after November 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at RAF Shawbury should appear around May 6, only rarely appearing before April 24 or after May 24.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 3 to August 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 6.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from October 24 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 0.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of RAF Shawbury are 52.795 deg latitude, -2.673 deg longitude, and 249 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of RAF Shawbury contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 367 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 257 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,089 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,936 feet).
The area within 2 miles of RAF Shawbury is covered by cropland (69%), grassland (14%), and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (58%) and grassland (32%), and within 50 miles by grassland (48%) and cropland (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at RAF Shawbury, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
RAF Shawbury has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Hawarden, Liverpool Airport, Manchester Airport, City Airport Manchester, Birmingham Airport, Blackpool Airport, East Midlands Airport, and Bristol Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .