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This Page is Goostrey (last revised 4th November 2017)

 

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GoostreySign                          GOOSTREY,

CHESHIRE                                   GoostreyDaffs

 

 

 

 

 

The village and its weather

 

 

 

FOR WEATHER RECORDS PLEASE SCROLL DOWN BELOW THE PHOTOGRAPHS

 

 

 

Goostrey is a rural village in Cheshire with a population of about 2300.   It is not on a main road, but is only about four miles from junction 18 on the M6 motorway.   It has a station served by hourly stopping trains on the main Crewe – Manchester railway line.   Amenities include a Post Office and a limited range of shops , a junior school, two pubs, the Parish Church and the Methodist Church.   The village is surrounded by farm land and wooded countryside, offering attractive walks.   The centre of Manchester is 20 miles to the north and its airport about 12 miles away.   Chester is 25 miles to the west and Birmingham about 60 miles to the south.   The village is two miles across the fields from Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope.

 

GoostreyChurch   GoosteyEaster

Goostrey Church :  On a Spring evening and at Easter 2000  

The present Church was completed in 1796, but the font dates back to the 15th century.   The Yew Tree by the door is about 800 years old.   The interior has oak panelling with plasterwork and the stained glass is 19th century French.

 

 

GoostreyCotts   GoostreyCrown

 

Church Cottages and Red Lion,   and the Crown Inn, Goostrey

The centre portion of Church Cottages is original half-timber and plaster, but the cottages were extended in brick at each end, painted to match the earlier construction.  

The Crown Inn was formerly a farm which brewed beer for sale

 

 

GoostreyStn   GoostreyViaduct

Rush hour at Goostrey station and a local train crossing the Dane Viaduct

The line through Goostrey was completed as part of the Manchester and Birmingham Railway in 1841.   The brick viaduct is about 600 yards long and over 100 feet high:  after over 170 years’ service it is still capable of taking heavy trains travelling at up to 125 mph.

 

 

  Goostrey%20Mill    GoostreyJodrell

The Old Mill and a view to the Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank

The Radio Telescope was completed in 1957 for the University of Manchester and has been regularly updated.

 

 

GoostreySnow%20copy 

 

Goostrey Church, Christmas 2000

 

 

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WEATHER STATISTICS FOR GOOSTREY, CHESHIRE, U.K.

 

The site at which recordings are made is approximately 190 feet above mean sea level.

 

Note:  while the site at which these statistics have been gathered does not fully comply with Meteorological Office requirements because of the proximity of buildings, rainfall records are likely to be accurate within a very small margin of tolerance.   Temperatures may record fractionally higher than the level likely to be achieved by a properly sited thermometer, depending partly upon wind direction and speed.  

 

Rainfall at Goostrey, Cheshire,  1987  -  2017  (inches)

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Year

          Wettest day

Dry days #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987

 

 

 

1.66

2.21

5.72

2.94

4.24

2.29

5.12

2.89

1.72

*37.50

1.35

  4th June

 

1987

1988

4.39

1.59

4.87

1.39

1.77

2.80

4.94

3.27

2.20

2.98

1.83

2.41

34.44

1.06

  30th Nov

183

1988

1989

1.27

2.33

2.68

3.15

1.41

1.96

2.77

1.84

1.16

3.64

2.72

3.55

28.48

1.16

   1st July

195

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

4.60

2.67

1.38

1.38

1.18

2.69

1.52

2.29

3.29

3.24

3.12

3.34

30.70

1.02

  25th Sept

164

1990

1991

2.05

0.90

1.55

1.10

0.43

3.32

2.70

1.01

2.14

2.48

2.99

2.82

23.49

0.91

  22nd Dec

195

1991

1992

1.81

1.45

3.81

1.93

3.36

0.77

2.54

4.21

2.08

4.56

4.11

2.78

33.41

2.08

  30th May

174

1992

1993

2.58

0.64

0.32

2.63

2.96

2.40

3.56

2.09

2.86

2.02

1.80

5.59

29.45

0.65

  16th July

165

1993

1994

3.65

1.02

3.21

3.27

1.05

1.50

1.85

1.85

4.70

3.85

2.67

4.73

33.35

1.13

  15th Sept

153

1994

1995

3.89

3.69

2.81

0.89

1.54

1.04

1.66

0.78

3.39

0.96

1.38

1.62

23.65

0.87

  26th Jan

180

1995

1996

0.78

2.05

0.85

1.66

2.33

1.47

1.87

2.94

1.16

3.09

4.19

2.16

24.55

0.90

  19th Dec

201

1996

1997

0.41

3.06

1.45

1.24

4.16

4.84

1.47

2.28

1.43

2.36

2.66

3.67

29.03

1.08

   6th May

181

1997

1998

3.00

1.03

4.16

3.98

0.88

4.50

2.32

2.50

2.00

7.27

3.02

1.80

36.46

1.21

  23rd Oct

134

1998

1999

3.94

1.69

3.52

3.37

2.70

2.75

1.46

3.05

4.88

3.47

2.50

4.89

38.22

1.16

  8th May

146

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000

1.90

3.30

1.56

3.40

3.06

3.34

2.40

1.85

4.80

6.69

5.84

3.45

41.59

1.36

  30th Oct

124

2000

2001

1.81

3.21

1.26

4.22

3.52

1.74

1.35

4.65

2.80

3.83

2.11

1.61

32.11

1.45

  15th May

149

2001

2002

1.98

4.87

1.29

2.03

2.81

2.33

4.82

4.27

1.94

4.37

3.66

3.87

38.24

1.70

  10th Sept

151

2002

2003

2.08

1.65

1.63

1.82

3.40

2.06

3.30

0.54

1.51

1.85

1.57

3.30

24.71

0.63

  20th Dec

180

2003

2004

4.35

2.07

1.05

2.99

1.73

2.62

3.02

7.44

2.91

3.71

2.59

2.71

37.19

1.40

  10th Aug

129

2004

2005

2.43

1.75

1.65

2.64

1.91

2.57

2.13

3.07

2.47

3.68

3.06

2.62

29.98

1.36

  14th Aug

161

2005

2006

1.15

2.05

3.45

2.60

3.70

0.83

0.55

4.31

3.98

4.54

2.62

4.08

33.86

1.13

  15th Sept

151

2006

2007

3.59

2.36

1.96

0.66

3.08

5.61

5.58

1.45

2.37

1.69

1.73

4.08

34.16

1.25

   7th Dec

173

2007

2008

4.24

1.21

2.64

2.49

1.72

2.15

3.30

3.50

2.90

4.91

2.31

2.38

33.75

1.58

   6th Sept

153

2008

2009

2.31

0.90

1.29

1.52

2.53

4.03

5.97

2.04

1.46

1.38

5.04

2.28

30.75

1.17

  28th June

150

2009

2010

1.94

2.21

1.46

0.50

0.76

0.94

2.87

2.90

3.22

2.81

2.45

0.72

22.78

0.76

   3rd Nov

174

2010

2011

2.04

4.43

0.59

0.41

2.18

2.75

2.16

2.89

1.46

2.31

1.70

4.99

27.91

1.12

   6th Feb

160

2011

2012

2.92

1.62

0.97

3.64

2.07

5.27

4.32

3.21

4.55

2.73

3.12

5.29

39.71

1.52

24th Sept.

150

2012

2013

2.28

1.59

1.22

0.62

3.17

2.13

2.23

1.89

1.93

5.15

2.06

2.35

25.62

1.26

28th July

192

2013

2014

4.03

2.84

1.57

1.91

3.98

1.93

2.36

3.57

0.38

3.26

2.64

3.94

32.41

0.70

5th July

147

2014

2015

2.85

1.41

2.73

1.04

3.44

1.55

2.38

3.71

1.69

1.53

5.02

3.80

31.15

1.90

14th Aug

N.A.

2015

2016

3.93

2.94

3.70

2.45

2.04

6.05

3.19

2.18

2.93

0.75

3.22

1.36

34.74

1.11

15th June

188

2016

2017

2.12

2.08

3.17

0.80

1.56

2.88

3.35

2.20

4.14

3.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987-2012

2.60

2.15

2.06

2.17

2.24

2.77

2.82

2.86

2.69

3.44

2.83

3.17

31.68

 

 

164

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wettest mo

twice

-never

never-

-never

once

four x

three

twice

once

seven x

twice

five x

 

 

 

 

 

Driest month

twice

three x

seven x

seven x

three x

once

twice

twice

once

-never

never-

-never

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal averages: (based on 1987-2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figures in brown indicate the driest month each year

 

Late Winter/Spring (Feb - May):

2.15" per month

 

 

 

 

 

Figures in blue indicate the wettest month each year

 

Summer (June - September):

2.78" per month

 

 

 

 

 

* estimated figure (omitted from averages)

 

 

Autumn/Early Winter (Oct - January):

3.17" per month

 

 

 

 

 

# Days without rain:  error margin +/- 3 days because of absences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHD 4/11/17

 

Average Temperatures at Goostrey, Cheshire,  (Maxima/Minima in degrees Fahrenheit), 2000 – 2017

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Year*

Year

Extremes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max (date)

Min (date)

 

 

2000

46/36

50/37

53/38

56/39

65/44

69/51

68/52

71/55

66/51

57/44

47/38

46/37

50.7

89  19/6

15  13/12

 

2000

2001

42/32

46/33

47/35

55/39

66/45

66/50

71/52

73/55

63/49

62/50

52/40

45/31

49.9

85  30/7

23  18/1

 

2001

2002

47/37

50/39

54/39

60/40

61/46

67/51

70/52

70/55

65/49

55/43

51/43

44/37

51.1

83  30/7

20    2/1

 

2002

2003

46/35

44/34

56/36

61/39

61/45

72/53

66/51

71/54

65/49

56/41

52/41

43/32

50.1

91  10/8

23    6/1

 

2003

2004

46/36

48/37

51/38

57/41

63/46

70/51

67/53

72/57

67/52

58/46

52/42

48/37

51.4

86    9/8

 23    1/3

 

2004

2005

48/38

47/35

53/41

57/41

62/45

70/54

71/54

71/53

66/49

62/51

50/37

46/36

51.5

85  13/7

21  29/12

 

2005

2006

45/35

45/35

47/35

57/41

64/45

71/52

82/56

67/54

70/53

61/49

53/41

47/39

51.8

94  20/7

18    3/3

 

2006

2007

50/39

49/38

55/38

62/43

64/46

68/52

65/53

69/52

64/47

59/45

52/38

46/36

51.2

82    6/8

22    7/2

 

2007

2008

50/39

50/34

51/36

55/39

66/47

66/48

69/55

68/56

63/49

56/43

49/40

43/33

50.2

82  29/7

21  18/2

 

2008

2009

42/33

44/36

52/38

61/42

65/47

70/49

71/54

71/55

66/50

60/46

52/41

42/32

50.8

88    2/7

19    6/1

 

2009

 

2010

38/28

42/29

53/35

60/38

59/40

71/49

71/55

68/52

66/49

58/43

47/35

35/23

47.6

83  28/6

  5    8/1

 

2010

2011

43/33

49/38

53/36

65/42

66/46

67/47

71/51

70/53

68/52

61/48

54/43

47/38

51.3

84  28/6

20  23/1

 

2011

2012

47/35

44/35

57/39

53/38

65/44

65/51

68/54

71/55

64/47

56/41

49/38

44/35

49.8

83  29/5

22    3/2

 

2012

2013

43/35

44/33

44/30

55/37

60/43

68/49

79/54

74/54

67/49

61/49

49/37

49/38

50.0

88  20/7

24  14/3

 

2013

2014

47/37

49/38

51/37

62/42

66/47

73/51

77/53

70/51

69/47

61/46

52/41

45/35

52.0

87  26/7

26  3/12

 

2014

2015

45/35

45/33

52/35

62/38

63/41

70/47

70/50

70/50

65/45

66/43

54/42

54/43

50.8

90    2/7

24    3/2

 

2015

2016

46/37

46/34

49/35

54/36

64/45

68/52

70/53

70/54

68/53

58/43

46/33

48/37

50.1

88   19/7

24  29/11

 

2016

2017

44/35

48/39

54/39

56/39

65/47

69/53

71/53

68/51

63/48

59/48

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Average

45/35

45/35

52/37

58/40

63/45

69/51

70/53

70/54

66/50

59/46

51/40

44/34

50.6

 

 

 

 

2000-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*  The yearly figure is an average of all monthly figures, both maximum and minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red type indicates the warmest month in the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue type indicates coldest month in the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion to Celsius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fahr’t

16

21

25

30

36

41

45

50

55

59

66

70

75

80

86

91

 

 

Celsius

-9

-6

-4

-1

2

5

7

10

13

15

19

21

24

27

30

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHD 4/11/17

 

 

 

 

 

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