Monday 12 January 1998
Sunny: Sunshine most of the time.
Sunny periods: More sunshine than cloud, generally shining for an hour or two at a time.
Sunny intervals: Intermittent sunshine for a total of less than half the day.
Bright: Generally cloudy, with cloud thin enough for shadows to form.
Shower: A brief precipitation.
Rain: A period of rain lasting more than two hours.
Scattered showers: A small number of showers likely that day.
Frequent showers: Showers occurring at a rate of about one an hour.
Dry: No rain or showers.
Mainly dry: Light and very infrequent showers.
Changeable: When several spells of cloud and rain are expected during a specified period.
Fog: Visibility less than 180m.
Very mild: Winter temperatures 6 degrees Celsius or more above the seasonal average.
Mild: Winter temperatures 3-5 degrees above the seasonal average.
Cold: Temperatures 3-5 degrees below the seasonal average.
Very cold: 6 degrees or more below the seasonal average.
Hot: In summer, 6 degrees or more above the seasonal average.
Very warm: In summer, 4-5 degrees above seasonal average.
Warm: In summer, 2-3 degrees above the seasonal average.
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