Shempston Farm Airstrip

GB-0746 · Scotland, United Kingdom

Statistics Shempston Farm Airstrip 2019-2022

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of RAF Lossiemouth (EGQS) between 2019 and 2022.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 90.0 96 82 95 82
February 89.4 81 98 91 91
March 88.4 90 83 94 93
April 87.7 79 94 95 81
May 83.4 92 72 88 84
June 82.3 91 92 70 75
July 83.4 92 62 93 81
August 87.1 85 78 87 81
September 85.4 81 77 94 85
October 88.4 92 87 74 96
November 89.0 92 86 93 79
December 87.4 85 82 78 94
Average 86.2 88.0 81.5 87.2 83.8

2nd best VFR conditions of United Kingdom

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 8 km or more
  • Ceiling: 3,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 98.1 99 96 99 97
February 97.9 96 99 99 100
March 97.1 98 96 98 96
April 96.5 93 99 96 96
May 94.3 99 91 97 94
June 93.3 99 99 88 87
July 93.8 99 84 97 91
August 95.0 90 97 91 95
September 95.1 96 90 95 96
October 95.4 93 95 90 100
November 97.0 100 98 98 89
December 97.6 97 92 100 98
Average 95.5 96.4 94.0 94.9 94.2

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 5 km or more
  • Ceiling: 1,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 6.9 9 5 9 6
February 7.5 7 7 7 10
March 9.3 11 10 9 10
April 11.2 11 10 12 13
May 14.1 15 12 15 12
June 16.8 17 18 17 16
July 18.6 19 18 17 19
August 18.1 19 18 18 19
September 16.1 16 18 16 16
October 12.9 14 13 12 12
November 9.6 11 10 11 8
December 7.1 6 7 7 8
Average 12.4 13.1 12.0 12.4 12.3

78th highest temperature of United Kingdom

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 1.5 3 0 3 1
February 1.3 2 1 1 3
March 2.1 2 3 2 3
April 3.7 4 2 3 5
May 6.7 7 6 7 6
June 9.3 8 10 10 9
July 11.6 10 13 10 13
August 10.8 10 12 11 11
September 9.3 10 11 9 9
October 6.6 8 7 7 5
November 3.9 5 5 4 3
December 1.9 0 2 3 2
Average 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8

12th lowest temperature of United Kingdom

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 19.5 10 28 16 22
February 21.6 38 15 31 7
March 19.5 11 13 18 22
April 15.6 24 16 7 8
May 19.8 30 25 17 28
June 13.7 11 7 17 22
July 16.6 18 13 18 20
August 16.7 14 12 7 25
September 21.4 24 11 0 33
October 22.9 16 26 23 23
November 23.4 16 23 11 35
December 19.9 41 11 29 17
Average 18.6 19.9 15.6 15.2 22.1

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 11.4 13 10 13 10
February 13.0 15 14 16 11
March 12.0 10 13 12 14
April 10.9 10 11 11 11
May 9.8 11 9 11 10
June 9.8 10 10 9 10
July 9.0 10 8 10 9
August 9.4 10 8 9 10
September 10.7 12 9 11 10
October 11.2 11 11 9 11
November 11.3 11 14 10 10
December 10.5 11 9 10 10
Average 10.5 10.9 10.0 10.6 10.4

78th highest wind speed of United Kingdom

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 249° 261° 223° 266°
February 247° 170° 232° 225°
March 180° 249° 237° 252°
April 027° 320° 236° 116°
May 252° 046° 277° 350°
June 214° 254° 035° 306°
July 280° 033° 275° 281°
August 253° 018° 093° 244°
September 308° 235° 247° 250°
October 221° 236° 248° 227°
November 165° 270° 229° 067°
December 302° 233° 184° 220°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

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