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The Stormtrack Weather Station at Mountsorrel and Rothley Leicester

52:42N 01:08W at 229 ft AMSL
The Villages of Mountsorrel and Rothley are located 4 miles North of Leicester, on the edge of the Charnwood Forest
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Last Data Feed: Thu 20 Jan 21:10 PM

Station Automated Forecast: Partly cloudy with little temperature change

  Sunshine Hours
How long has the sun been out today...

Traditionally, the World Meteorological Organisation, WMO, defines a sunshine hour as “the sum of the time intervals (in hours) during which the direct normal solar irradiance exceeds a threshold of 120 W/m2”. Recently, the WMO has approved the “pyranometric method” of calculating sunshine duration from pyranometer measurements (WMO-No. 8, Guide to Meteorological Instruments). Inside the Mountsorrel & Rothley Weather Station, a software algorithm calculates sunshine hours by first calculating the 1-second maximum potential solar radiation possible (clear sky, bright sun) based on the time and location of the sun proximity to the weather station. If the weather station' Pyranometer output is greater than 40% of the maximum potential direct solar radiation, then a sun second is recorded. These sun seconds are then totalled up to calculate sun hours per day.

Leicestershire averages 1364 hours of sun a year

Recorded Sunshine Hours by Month (2021)
 
 
202112345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031TOTAL(hrs)
DEC0.30.90.01.10.30.20.00.80.20.80.10.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.30.00.20.8 6.1
NOV2.54.10.40.70.80.22.11.71.00.20.30.60.90.30.30.00.61.30.70.01.61.90.50.21.40.30.01.41.20.80.0 28.0
OCT4.10.03.03.70.85.42.40.64.54.54.10.41.31.04.22.00.90.00.02.65.32.10.61.82.20.30.31.01.02.01.3 63.4
SEP0.00.70.80.36.57.39.38.93.91.44.01.81.80.01.43.63.04.01.54.46.87.06.32.51.03.22.92.73.50.20.0 100.7
AUG2.52.63.86.73.94.25.03.63.24.34.710.04.93.14.03.10.50.52.43.80.12.07.30.30.02.00.03.80.10.00.6 93.0
JUL6.85.11.73.04.83.03.42.04.55.54.62.22.410.95.810.38.50.00.61.67.99.70.93.73.57.21.53.18.50.91.8 135.4
JUN11.39.46.03.211.34.05.513.010.42.64.410.210.48.912.511.61.40.01.71.31.17.311.71.10.72.90.20.03.03.30.0 170.4
MAY5.05.80.83.79.36.65.80.05.25.24.37.92.10.81.24.94.85.29.10.10.33.13.75.25.03.15.09.08.310.78.7 149.9
APR0.42.83.210.67.07.85.04.00.53.76.39.09.28.66.83.811.711.612.38.76.212.311.811.87.510.10.35.15.16.90.0 210.1
MAR0.00.00.00.30.10.05.52.04.00.03.94.82.91.41.91.53.01.30.20.53.22.61.94.65.52.63.70.75.09.69.4 82.1
FEB2.90.50.10.20.90.80.10.91.94.34.72.93.80.02.30.61.62.70.00.10.70.82.92.34.55.56.26.80.00.00.0 61.0
JAN0.72.00.80.53.10.72.80.01.10.50.22.01.60.00.31.23.51.21.31.91.12.21.00.02.10.30.20.81.20.01.1 35.4
 
     
  Recordred Sunshine Hours by Year  
 
YEARJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECTOTAL(hrs)
202216.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0 16.6
202118.861.082.1210.1149.9170.4135.493.0100.763.428.06.1 1118.9
202029.269.8133.8232.5258.3152.7149.5143.2156.344.034.514.6 1418.4
20190.00.00.0134.4148.1120.2151.1172.0141.976.424.519.5 988.1
 










UK Outlook for Tuesday 25 Jan 2022 to Thursday 3 Feb 2022: A largely cloudy start to this period for all, with perhaps some isolated fog forming under any clear skies in the south, otherwise largely dry and fine here. After a possibly brighter but colder start in the north, rain arrives across the northwest and is perhaps accompanied by some strong winds. Temperatures are likely to be close to average in the south, whereas milder in the north. Settled conditions looking to continue to dominate through the period, however, rain or showers at times for the north and northwest, with some stronger winds, mainly restricted to the far north, although possibly unsettled conditions sinking south at times. Heading into February, this settled theme is likely to remain, with drier than average conditions for most.
UK Outlook for Friday 4 Feb 2022 to Friday 18 Feb 2022: Early February is likely to see a continuation of a north/south split with more settled and cloudy weather expected in the south, and generally drier than average, while the north will be more changeable, milder, with some spells of rain. There is an increased likelihood of more unsettled conditions becoming established, with the northwest likely to be the wettest area, but showers or longer spells of rain may spread to most areas at times, with the southeast likely to be the driest. Spells of strong winds are likely to develop more widely at times. Temperatures likely to be near or slightly above average although short lived colder interludes are possible. Any snow likely to be restricted to high ground in the north.

Mountsorrel is a village in Leicestershire on the River Soar, just south of Loughborough with a population of 6,662 inhabitants. A castle was built in 1080 by Hugh Lupus, but there is evidence of an earlier Norman settlement in the area in the form of pottery fragments. A Roman villa is supposed to have existed on Broad Hill during the 4th century AD, the site of today's quarry, as quarrying during the late 1800s revealed many artefacts including a preserved wooden bucket. However, the first recording of the village was in 1377, when it had a population of 156.

The Mountsorrel Weather Station is located in Mountsorrel which is just South of Loughborough andjust North of Leicester, Leicestershire.

This website is non for profit and is freely maintained by Stormchaser Stuart Robinson whose passion is for all type of weather but especially the more severe types of weather such as Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tornadoes.

Stuart oftens travels the globle to experabce severe weather first after seeing his first tornado outside a town called Stuart in Nebraska, USA on the 9th June 2003.

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