Secton Coast

Dr Phil Smith Wildlife Notes: January

Stonechat at Ainsdale LNR (Dr Phil Smith)

Another month of record breaking weather started with the warmest New Year’s Day ever. It was also the sunniest January recorded for England, though we experienced many days of continuous cloud cover. Finally, in contrast to December, it was particularly dry, rainfall in England being less than 40% of average. Here, only eight days had measureable rainfall and the sand-dune water-table showed no change during the month.

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