Friday, 1 November 2013

A Cloudy and Mild Month

October for us has been a cloudy and mild month. Amazingly we’ve had some measurable rainfall on 24 of the 31 days this month but still had just below average rainfall with 67.6mm actual against an expected 68.7mm. However, it’s been our wettest month of the year. Our average monthly temperature has finished up at 12.1°C dropping it down that list of record mild Octobers into 12th place below 1811. I’m sure the official figures will show something different but they are the experts.
What does November have to offer. Well we still have our medlars to pick if only we can decide when they’ve bletted rather than rotted but weatherwise, based on the last three years, November can still be a fairly extreme month. 2010 saw the mildest November day I’ve recorded at 17.3°C (04/11/2010) and the coldest at -7.6°C (28-11-2010). In 2011 and 2012 we didn't even get below zero. The average monthly temperature will probably be between 6°C and 9°C a considerable drop from this year’s October average. It’s been a wet month in two of the three years that I’ve recorded.

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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