Weathering the year out

San Jose residents are left in no doubt as to climate conditions thanks to local ‘weatherman’

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Howard Headworth at his home-based weather station

By Emma Randle

A retired geologist in San José has published his annual report for the weather, after taking daily readings for the 22nd year running.

Expat Howard Headworth, who first started recording the weather after “constantly hearing people talk about it”, concluded that 2017 was a “very dry, windy year”.

The total of 187mm of rainfall was well below average with just 17 days of “significant rainfall”. It did not rain at all from May to September, except for one day in August.

The most notable weather aspect of 2017 for San José residents were “several spells of gales” which Mr Headworth said “made for an uncomfortable year”.

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