Weather

Climate

The Weather Station 

The climate of the Lake District is immensely varied, ranging from fairly dry and sunny along the western coast to extremely wet and dull in the central fells.  The climate of Holehird lies somewhere between the two with a rainfall in the region of 1800mm per year, the major part falling during the winter months.

 

The months of April, May and June are usually dry and sunny.  Late August and September are often very wet and dull which curtails the growing season.  In mid-winter the lack of sun due to short days is compounded by the predominance of dull overcast skies.  Growing plants under glass at this time of year makes great demands on the gardener's skill.  Winters are usually mild and snow seldom lies for long periods, which enables us to succeed with many plants usually considered tender.

 

Some years ago,The Lakeland Horticultural Society installed an automatic weather station which records the main climatic factors recognised as affecting plant growth.  As data is accumulated we shall be able to explain the performance of plants in certain years;  for example, why daffodils and rhododendrons should flower so profusely in some years.  A summary of each month's readings is displayed in the garden under the pergola outside Reception.

 

 

 

 

Click here for raw data from our weather station - suitable for import into spreadsheets or databases.

 

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