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January warmer and drier than normal

Temperature more like April

January was very mild and drier than normal.

That's according to figures released by Ronaldsway Met Office.

The average temperature for the month was 7.7 Celsius - 1.6 C higher than normal and closer to temperatures normally expected in April.

Total rainfall was just over 49mm - 41% lower than the normal for the time of year - but the third week of the month saw extreme high pressure, peaking on 20th of January, with a reading of 30.92 inches of mercury at the airport - the highest January figure since 1992.

There were no air frosts and just 4 grounds frosts - the lowest recorded number in 15 years.

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