Hyde Heath Weather Reports 2020 ... by Gary Beynon from his own observations
January was another wet month with 21 days with some rainfall.2 days in the middle of the month contributed 45% of the total; the other amounts kept everything wet and muddy. Rainfall was above average and over the last 39 years there has been a small increase in the average. Unlike 2019 there was no snow! The total rainfall so far this winter is 430mm compared with 280mm last winter. Overall it was a mild month with temperatures higher than last January particularly in respect of the minimum (0.9 cf -4.6°). The Met Office reported a very high pressure system and Hyde Heath had a pressure of 1041mB on 20th, this is 30.74 ins in old money. We normally do not see anything much higher than 1030Mb
You do not need me to tell you that it was a wet month! We had 3 named storms and a lot of rain. The Met Office said that it was the wettest February on record; that was clearly the case for some parts of the country where I believe the Brecon Beacons had more rain in 24 hours than Hyde Heath had in the month. 2014 was actually wetter in Hyde Heath than this year. It was also a mild month with a maximum temperature of 12.8° (cf 16.6° in 2019) although as you would expect there were frosts overnight on 11 mornings. The ground is saturated with water standing on many of the fields and there is water in the Misbourne and the lake by the Chiltern Hospital for the first time in ages. The water table must be high; perhaps they will find that they cannot dig the HS2 tunnel because it would be an underground river!