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Detailed Dew Point Data

Current
Measure Value
Dew Point 10.7 °C
Dew Pt Trend -0.3 °C /hr
24hr Mean Dew Pt 9.8 °C
Wet-Bulb Temperature 13.6 °C
Absolute Humidity 9.61 gm-3
Air Density 1212.10 gm-3
Recent Averages and Extremes
Measure Today Yesterday
Minimum 7.1 °C
03:25
7.0 °C
04:32
Maximum 12.0 °C
10:51
11.7 °C
17:39
Mean 9.6 °C
9.3 °C
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Averages, Extremes and Records
Current Station Lifetime (09-19)
Measure 7-day Month 31-day Year 365-day Overall May 19th May
Lowest
Min
-1.9 °C
13th
-1.9 °C
13th
-1.9 °C
13th
-5.6 °C
31st Jan
-5.6 °C
31st Jan
-11.5 °C
2nd Feb 2012
-5.4 °C
Day 2, 2013
1.4 °C
2015
Highest
Max
12.0 °C
Today
12.0 °C
Today
13.4 °C
24th
13.4 °C
24th Apr
20.9 °C
27th Jul
20.9 °C
27th Jul 2018
19.8 °C
Day 28, 2018
13.1 °C
2014
Highest
Min
7.1 °C
Today
7.1 °C
Today
7.1 °C
Today
7.3 °C
15th Mar
15.6 °C
20th Aug
16.8 °C
21st Aug 2010
14.2 °C
Day 31, 2018
7.1 °C
Today
Lowest
Max
6.7 °C
13th
3.6 °C
5th
3.6 °C
5th
-0.5 °C
28th Jan
-0.5 °C
28th Jan
-7.9 °C
2nd Feb 2012
0.8 °C
Day 2, 2013
5.6 °C
2015
Lowest
Mean
3.3 °C
13th
1.8 °C
5th
1.8 °C
5th
-2.3 °C
31st Jan
-2.3 °C
31st Jan
-9.7 °C
2nd Feb 2012
-2.6 °C
Day 2, 2013
3.4 °C
2015
Highest
Mean
9.6 °C
Today
9.6 °C
Today
9.6 °C
Today
9.6 °C
Today
16.9 °C
3rd Aug
19.0 °C
6th Sep 2016
16.1 °C
Day 27, 2018
9.6 °C
Today
Averages                
Mean 6.7 °C 5.9 °C 6.2 °C 4.4 °C 7.9 °C 6.7 °C 7.0 °C 7.6 °C
Mean
Minimum
3.0 °C 2.8 °C 3.2 °C 1.8 °C 5.4 °C 4.1 °C 4.0 °C 5.0 °C
Mean
Maximum
9.5 °C 8.3 °C 8.8 °C 6.7 °C 10.2 °C 9.5 °C 9.9 °C 10.1 °C

Past Year Monthly Averages and Extremes (May 2018 - April 2019)
Extremes May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
Lowest
Min
-0.2 °C
1st
0.6 °C
23rd
6.3 °C
2nd
6.1 °C
24th
2.9 °C
25th
-2.0 °C
31st
-1.8 °C
22nd
-3.5 °C
14th
-5.6 °C
31st
-3.7 °C
3rd
-3.4 °C
10th
-3.0 °C
14th
Highest
Max
19.8 °C
28th
17.3 °C
19th
20.9 °C
27th
18.8 °C
3rd
17.7 °C
11th
16.9 °C
13th
12.6 °C
6th
12.3 °C
2nd
9.4 °C
25th
9.9 °C
16th
10.2 °C
3rd
13.4 °C
24th
Highest
Min
14.2 °C
31st
14.5 °C
1st
15.1 °C
27th
15.6 °C
20th
14.3 °C
20th
13.2 °C
13th
9.3 °C
15th
10.3 °C
2nd
5.4 °C
26th
6.4 °C
6th
7.3 °C
15th
6.7 °C
23rd
Lowest
Max
5.3 °C
1st
9.2 °C
21st
11.7 °C
2nd
11.3 °C
30th
6.8 °C
24th
3.1 °C
29th
2.6 °C
20th
0.0 °C
14th
-0.5 °C
28th
0.5 °C
2nd
4.3 °C
11th
1.9 °C
14th
Lowest
Mean
2.5 °C
1st
5.9 °C
21st
8.9 °C
2nd
8.4 °C
25th
5.4 °C
24th
1.2 °C
27th
1.4 °C
21st
-1.1 °C
14th
-2.3 °C
31st
-1.0 °C
3rd
0.6 °C
11th
-0.3 °C
14th
Highest
Mean
16.1 °C
27th
15.6 °C
1st
16.9 °C
26th
16.9 °C
3rd
15.6 °C
11th
15.3 °C
13th
11.1 °C
15th
11.7 °C
2nd
6.9 °C
13th
7.7 °C
16th
9.0 °C
15th
8.8 °C
24th
Averages May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
Mean 9.1 °C 11.4 °C 13.5 °C 13.2 °C 10.2 °C 8.6 °C 6.6 °C 5.8 °C 1.9 °C 4.6 °C 5.1 °C 4.9 °C
Mean
Minimum
6.6 °C 8.7 °C 10.9 °C 10.9 °C 8.0 °C 6.1 °C 4.4 °C 3.3 °C -0.4 °C 2.2 °C 2.7 °C 2.2 °C
Mean
Maximum
12.0 °C 13.9 °C 16.1 °C 15.7 °C 12.6 °C 11.0 °C 8.4 °C 8.0 °C 4.1 °C 6.8 °C 7.4 °C 7.4 °C

Past Year Seasonal Averages
Season Daily Min Daily Max Mean
Winter 18/19 1.7 °C
6.3 °C
4.1 °C
Spring 2018 3.8 °C
9.0 °C
6.4 °C
Summer 2018 10.1 °C
15.2 °C
12.7 °C
Autumn 2018 6.1 °C
10.7 °C
8.5 °C

View daily tables of min / max / mean Dew Point data for the past year
View monthly tables of min / max / mean Dew Point data for all months in the station history.

Last 24hrs  LondonDew Point 12month mean  LondonDew Point 12month min  LondonDew Point 12month max  LondonDew Point
Record Period Averages
Measure 7-day Month May 31-day Year 365-day
Least
Humid
-5.2 °C
Ending 31st Mar 2013
-0.8 °C
Jan 2009
5.2 °C
2013
-2.3 °C
Ending 9th Apr 2013
4.4 °C
2019
5.5 °C
Ending 18th Jul 2013
Most
Humid
15.9 °C
Ending 10th Sep 2016
13.5 °C
Jul 2018
9.1 °C
2018
14.4 °C
Ending 22nd Aug 2018
7.8 °C
2018
8.1 °C
Ending 23rd Mar 2019
Lowest
Mean
Daily-Min
-7.3 °C
Ending 2nd Apr 2013
-3.3 °C
Dec 2010
2.2 °C
2013
-4.9 °C
Ending 9th Apr 2013
1.8 °C
2019
2.9 °C
Ending 18th Jul 2013
Highest
Mean
Daily-Min
13.2 °C
Ending 10th Sep 2016
10.9 °C
Aug 2018
6.6 °C
2018
12.0 °C
Ending 22nd Aug 2018
5.3 °C
2018
5.7 °C
Ending 22nd Mar 2019
Lowest
Mean
Daily-Max
-3.0 °C
Ending 31st Mar 2013
1.6 °C
Dec 2010
8.3 °C
Current
0.3 °C
Ending 9th Apr 2013
6.7 °C
2019
8.2 °C
Ending 27th Dec 2010
Highest
Mean
Daily-Max
18.4 °C
Ending 29th Jul 2018
16.1 °C
Jul 2018
12.0 °C
2018
16.9 °C
Ending 22nd Aug 2018
10.6 °C
2014
10.7 °C
Ending 3rd Dec 2014

Ranked Historical Dew Point Data

Most Humid Days
Rank Min Max Mean
1 16.8 °C
21st Aug 2010
20.9 °C
27th Jul 2018
19.0 °C
6th Sep 2016
2 16.8 °C
6th Sep 2016
20.8 °C
23rd Jul 2013
17.6 °C
21st Aug 2010
3 15.7 °C
22nd Aug 2010
20.1 °C
18th Jul 2014
17.5 °C
23rd Jun 2016
4 15.7 °C
25th Aug 2016
19.9 °C
28th Jun 2012
17.1 °C
23rd Jul 2013
5 15.6 °C
20th Aug 2018
19.8 °C
28th Jun 2009
17.1 °C
25th Aug 2016
6 15.1 °C
23rd Jun 2016
19.8 °C
19th Aug 2012
16.9 °C
26th Jul 2018
7 15.1 °C
27th Jul 2018
19.8 °C
5th Sep 2016
16.9 °C
3rd Aug 2018
8 15.1 °C
21st Aug 2018
19.8 °C
28th May 2018
16.7 °C
22nd Aug 2010
9 15.0 °C
3rd Aug 2018
19.7 °C
6th Sep 2016
16.6 °C
7th Sep 2016
10 14.9 °C
20th Jul 2014
19.6 °C
26th Jul 2018
16.6 °C
20th Aug 2018
Least Humid Days
Rank Min Max Mean
1 -11.5 °C
2nd Feb 2012
-7.9 °C
2nd Feb 2012
-9.7 °C
2nd Feb 2012
2 -10.4 °C
7th Feb 2012
-6.2 °C
3rd Feb 2012
-7.8 °C
3rd Feb 2012
3 -10.3 °C
12th Mar 2013
-5.0 °C
22nd Feb 2013
-7.2 °C
11th Feb 2012
4 -10.2 °C
11th Feb 2012
-5.0 °C
28th Feb 2018
-6.9 °C
22nd Feb 2013
5 -9.5 °C
1st Feb 2009
-4.5 °C
21st Feb 2013
-6.9 °C
21st Feb 2013
6 -9.4 °C
25th Mar 2017
-4.5 °C
26th Mar 2013
-6.8 °C
28th Feb 2018
7 -9.3 °C
20th Dec 2010
-4.4 °C
25th Mar 2013
-6.7 °C
12th Mar 2013
8 -9.3 °C
2nd Apr 2013
-4.1 °C
2nd Feb 2015
-6.3 °C
7th Mar 2010
9 -9.3 °C
28th Feb 2018
-3.8 °C
17th Dec 2010
-6.0 °C
1st Feb 2012
10 -9.2 °C
1st Feb 2012
-3.8 °C
28th Jan 2011
-6.0 °C
11th Mar 2013


Most Humid Months
Rank Min Max Mean
1 10.9 °C
Aug 2018
16.1 °C
Jul 2018
13.5 °C
Jul 2018
2 10.9 °C
Jul 2018
15.7 °C
Aug 2018
13.2 °C
Aug 2018
3 10.3 °C
Sep 2016
15.4 °C
Sep 2016
13.1 °C
Sep 2016
4 10.0 °C
Aug 2009
15.4 °C
Aug 2009
12.7 °C
Aug 2009
5 9.9 °C
Sep 2014
15.2 °C
Jul 2014
12.4 °C
Jul 2014
6 9.6 °C
Aug 2012
15.1 °C
Aug 2012
12.3 °C
Aug 2012
7 9.4 °C
Jul 2009
15.1 °C
Aug 2016
12.2 °C
Sep 2014
8 9.4 °C
Aug 2016
15.0 °C
Aug 2013
12.2 °C
Aug 2016
9 9.4 °C
Aug 2010
14.9 °C
Sep 2014
12.0 °C
Jul 2013
10 9.4 °C
Jul 2013
14.9 °C
Jul 2013
12.0 °C
Aug 2015
Least Humid Months
Rank Min Max Mean
1 -3.3 °C
Dec 2010
1.6 °C
Dec 2010
-0.8 °C
Jan 2009
2 -3.0 °C
Mar 2013
1.8 °C
Mar 2013
-0.6 °C
Mar 2013
3 -2.9 °C
Feb 2013
2.2 °C
Jan 2010
-0.5 °C
Dec 2010
4 -2.4 °C
Feb 2018
2.5 °C
Feb 2013
-0.4 °C
Feb 2013
5 -2.4 °C
Jan 2017
2.5 °C
Feb 2018
0.0 °C
Feb 2018
6 -2.2 °C
Feb 2012
3.0 °C
Feb 2012
0.2 °C
Jan 2010
7 -1.7 °C
Jan 2010
3.3 °C
Jan 2017
0.4 °C
Jan 2017
8 -1.6 °C
Feb 2015
4.0 °C
Feb 2015
0.5 °C
Feb 2012
9 -1.5 °C
Feb 2016
4.0 °C
Feb 2009
1.5 °C
Feb 2015
10 -1.2 °C
Mar 2016
4.1 °C
Jan 2019
1.5 °C
Feb 2016


Most Humid Days in May
Rank Min Max Mean
1 14.2 °C
Day 31, 2018
19.8 °C
Day 28, 2018
16.1 °C
Day 27, 2018
2 13.4 °C
Day 28, 2018
19.4 °C
Day 27, 2018
16.0 °C
Day 28, 2018
3 13.1 °C
Day 26, 2018
18.8 °C
Day 11, 2016
15.9 °C
Day 31, 2018
4 12.8 °C
Day 27, 2018
18.5 °C
Day 26, 2018
15.5 °C
Day 24, 2012
5 12.6 °C
Day 10, 2012
18.2 °C
Day 31, 2018
15.2 °C
Day 26, 2018
Least Humid Days in May
Rank Min Max Mean
1 -5.4 °C
Day 2, 2013
0.8 °C
Day 2, 2013
-2.6 °C
Day 2, 2013
2 -4.2 °C
Day 3, 2011
1.4 °C
Day 11, 2010
-0.2 °C
Day 11, 2010
3 -3.9 °C
Day 4, 2016
2.4 °C
Day 3, 2014
-0.2 °C
Day 3, 2011
4 -3.7 °C
Day 5, 2016
2.8 °C
Day 12, 2010
0.1 °C
Day 12, 2010
5 -2.7 °C
Day 1, 2013
2.8 °C
Day 23, 2013
0.5 °C
Day 3, 2014

Notes:

  • Valid humidity records began in February 2009
  • All figures, unless specified, relate to the period midnight-midnight, this being when daily extremes are reset
  • 98% is the physical limit of the hygrometer (measuring RH); in reality this tends to means 100% saturation of the air. This value is achieved fairly frequently, any record with this value is just the first instance it occurred in the relevant timeframe.

The different measures of humidity:
The Dew Point (or frost point if the temperature is < 0.0 °C  is the saturation temperature of a parcel of air, i.e. the point at which water condenses out. It is the temperature at which an object would need to be for dew to form on it (dew forms because certain objects - like cars - cool more rapidly than the air, enabling them to reach the dew point). It is directly proportional to the specific humidity, and very well correlated to the absolute humidity. In everyday terms, high dew points are more uncomfortable as sweating is less effective.
Relative Humidity, on the other hand, is rather more abstract and has a very technical definition: the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapour in the air to the saturated vapour pressure of that water. The saturated vapour pressure is proportional to the air temperature, and the partial pressure indicates how much water vapour the air contains, so at a given temperature, the RH is entirely dependent on this partial pressure, making the RH useful in determining the extent to which the air is water-saturated. For example: When it rains the relative humidity will increase, but the dew point may not, as the temperature will usually fall as well. If the dew point is the same when the RH increases, the air has the same amount of water but it is cooler, so it is more saturated, as less water vapour can exist in cooler air.
Simply and concisely: Dew point is a rough measure of how much water vapour is physically in the air; relative humidity is just a measure of the degree to which the air is full of water vapour (i.e. its saturation). One is an absolute measure, the other is relative.