Emsworth's weather & Climate
Generally Emsworth tends to be warmer and drier than the average figures for England and Wales with
fewer snow days and a lower frequency of frosts.
Comparative Annual Statistics South East Region/Emsworth
Regional temperature mean (9.75 deg C)
Emsworth temperature mean (13.1 deg C)
Regional rainfall mean (781.5mm)
Emsworth rainfall mean (614.3 mm)
|Comparative Statistics South East Region/Emsworth|
|Month||Regional temperature mean (deg C)||Emsworth temperature mean (deg C)||Regional rainfall mean (mm)||Emsworth rainfall mean (mm)|
Significant Local Metrological Events
Exceptional Cold Winters
The sea in parts of Chichester froze in the
winters of 1885, 1905 and 1963
The Great Storm of October 1987
On 16 October 1987 at 4am in the morning air pressure dropped from 980 to 960 hPa with the average wind speed exceeding 50 mph and gusting at 98 mph. With such strong winds this storm wrecked havoc all along the South Coast. In Chichester Harbour 250 vessels were either sunk or swept ashore. The predicted tide was 3.4m and the actual tide 5.1m. Even substantial vessels sank on their moorings. See Photos
Floods in Emsworth
When the town is affected by an intense low pressure system which occurs at the same time as spring high water parts of the town can and the fields along the shore to the west are flooded.
fortunate to have very few
"snow days" but occasionally the town comes
to an almost complete stop because of short
lived periods of heavy snow.