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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 13 Aug 04:34 AM

Station Automated Forecast: Increasing clouds 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 (2020)
 
 
202012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031TOTAL(hrs)
AUG7.08.58.14.33.63.18.411.85.47.28.18.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0 83.8
JUL2.02.30.70.17.68.11.40.00.06.19.612.11.34.60.23.18.41.08.76.97.05.34.73.92.27.21.67.75.210.010.5 149.5
JUN10.411.90.01.77.23.70.13.92.90.80.30.25.73.74.03.31.81.62.75.16.511.913.013.413.38.04.25.60.75.10.0 152.7
MAY3.98.60.22.810.313.112.07.27.40.16.65.35.211.710.46.27.17.110.112.99.96.86.63.711.911.510.912.313.311.911.3 258.3
APR0.24.21.58.59.55.310.011.09.411.011.28.05.512.110.810.47.82.49.912.612.112.69.612.08.69.53.20.00.43.20.0 232.5
MAR3.55.61.52.60.04.62.25.91.52.73.76.83.10.60.66.43.30.00.12.48.58.09.89.610.211.49.22.12.21.64.1 133.8
FEB2.70.43.01.13.95.64.82.40.21.83.34.92.72.00.00.52.82.40.00.90.01.24.10.14.05.95.80.03.30.00.0 69.8
JAN0.00.10.20.00.90.10.10.50.01.80.11.30.10.00.50.31.51.92.82.62.90.50.00.00.01.62.63.33.50.00.0 29.2
 
     
  Recordred Sunshine Hours by Year  
 
YEARJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECTOTAL(hrs)
202029.269.8133.8232.5258.3152.7149.583.80.00.00.00.0 1109.6
20190.00.00.0134.4148.1120.2151.1172.0141.976.424.519.5 988.1
 










Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Often cloudy, with further showers and possibly thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. Further showers and thunderstorms are likely on Monday. Feeling warm and humid for many.
UK Outlook for Monday 17 Aug 2020 to Wednesday 26 Aug 2020: The beginning of the period should see settled conditions persisting with cloudy and humid conditions interspersed with sunny spells. Some light rain may spread north-westwards at times towards the middle of August. Southern and southeastern areas may see further periods of hot weather and thunderstorms at times throughout the period. Elsewhere it is likely to remain warm or very warm though cooler than last week. Fog patches are possible overnight for many which should readily clear during the mornings. Northwestern areas may see more changeable conditions developing towards the end of the period with a mixture of windier and wetter days mingled with drier days. Eastern and northeastern areas are likely to remain more settled throughout.

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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