Weather Notes

The Coldest October Since 2003

October was a wet month, in fact October and November are the wettest months of the year in my area. I recorded 70mm of rain this month, nearly all of it falling during the last 25 days of the period. The total monthly rainfall was 6mm more than the long-term average for this area. Week 3 was the wettest and was often very grey and overcast as well. Weeks 1 and 2 were mainly sunny but not rain-free, and the nights were cold with a ground frost on the 10th after a minimum temperature of 0.7C. Fog occurred on the 23rd., and this day was also the warmest day of the month with an average temperature of 14.5C., although the 2nd was almost as warm with a maximum temperature of 18C.