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Mixed February weather-wise for the IoM

Warmer, much less sunny and much wetter than normal

February saw a real mixed bag of weather for the Isle of Man, according to the Ronaldsway Met Office.

The beginning of the month saw a very wet period, followed by a cold spell, then a mild spell, and then a couple of named storms.

The mean 24-hour temperature over the month was 6.8°C, which is over one degree above the long-term average for February.

Rainfall, though, was almost double the long-term average, just shy of 101mm.

There were two named storms – Doris on the 23rd, and Ewan on the 26th.

Doris was the most significant, with gusts to 72mph recorded at Ronaldsway. Various issues with trees, power lines and roofing were reported around the Island.

Sunshine only came to 49 hours, about half the long-term average.

There were four days with hail, three with sleet or snow and six with a ground frost.

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