UK Christmas Extremes & Snow Stats

The below article is courtesy of the Met Office

When was the warmest Christmas day?

The warmest temperature recorded on Christmas day in the UK is 15.6 °C recorded in Killerton, Devon in 1920.
Max temperature (°C)

England
15.6 °C at Killerton, Devon in 1920

Northern Ireland
14.8 °C at Belfast Newforge in 2016

Scotland
15.1 °C at Dyce, Aberdeenshire in 2011 and 2016 and Urquhart, Ross & Cromarty in 2016

Wales
15.2 °C at Hawarden, Clywd in 2015

When was the wettest Christmas day?

The wettest Christmas day in the UK was in 2015 when 165.4 mm of rain fell in Capel Curig ,Gwynedd.
Rainfall (mm)

England
103mm at Ennerdale, Cumbria in 2003

Northern Ireland
37.8mm at Lough Cowey, Down in 1956

Scotland
70.5mm at Achnagart, Ross & Cromarty in 2011

Wales
165.4mm at Capel Curig, Gwynedd in 2015

When was the windiest Christmas day?

The windiest Christmas day recorded was at Sella Ness in Shetland in 2011 when gusts up to 101 mph were recorded.

Max wind gust (mph)

England
93mph at the Needles, Isle of Wight in 1997

Northern Ireland
81mph at Killough, Down in 1990

Scotland
101mph at Sella Ness in Shetland in 2011

Wales
78mph at Aberporth, Dyfed in 1990

When was the coldest Christmas day?

Gainford in Durham holds the record for the coldest Christmas day recording -18.3 °C in 1878.
Minimum temperature (°C)

England
-18.3°C at Gainford, Durham in 1878

Northern Ireland
-17.5°C at Katesbridge, Down in 2010

Scotland
-18.2°C at Altnaharra, Sutherland in 2010

Wales
-16.5°C at Llysdinum, Powys in 2010

When was the sunniest Christmas day?

The most amount of sunshine recorded on Christmas day is 7.5 hours, recorded in Penzance, Cornwall and Aberporth, Dyfed in 1944, Faversham, Kent in 1979 and Camborne, Cornwall in 2010.

Sunshine hours

England

7.5hrs at Penzance, Cornwall in 1944 and Faversham, Kent in 1979 and Camborne, Cornwall in 2010

Northern Ireland
6.7hrs at Aldergrove, Antrim in 2000 and Ballywatticock, Down in 2010

Scotland
6.9hrs at West Freugh, Wigtownshire in 1961

Wales
7.5hrs at Aberporth, Dyfed in 1944

When was the deepest snow on Christmas day?

The deepest lying snow on Christmas day was recorded back in 1981 when Kindrogan, Perthshire recorded 47 cm.
Snow depth (cm)

England
43cm at Buxton, Derbyshire and Malham Tarn, N. Yorkshire in 1981 and 2009

Northern Ireland
17cm at Hillsborough, Down in 2010

Scotland
47cm at Kindrogan, Perthshire in 1981

Wales
45cm at Cae Poeth, Gwynedd in 2010

FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Associated Press

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