The average temperature at Birmingham during 2009 was 62.9
degrees. Dating back to the mid 1890s, the normal temperature
is expected to be around 63.1 degrees. The year 2009 was the
48th coolest year on record with complete annual records
beginning in 1896.
Rainfall at Birmingham by far exceeded the normal value with
an amazing 71.66 inches measured at the Birmingham
Airport. This made 2009 the 5th wettest year in recorded
history. The graph to the left shows how 2009 compared
to normal (red), the wettest year ever recorded (green) and
the driest year (tan).