Tuesday, 1 November 2016

A Lovely Day To End The Month

Monday provided a lovely end to the month with a decent amount of sunshine, even if it was a bit hazy at times, and an afternoon high temperature of 16.3°C (61.3°F) only beaten on the fourth day of the month with 19°C (66.2°F).
Temperatures & Rainfall Records for October 2016
I'm aware that there are lots of reports about it been a mild October but I'm not that convinced. Based on average temperatures for October that I've recorded over the last seven years, this year was a little below average at 10.6°C (51.1°F) with 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 coming in with higher average temperatures. The seven year average temperature I've recorded for October is 11.0°C (51.8°F).
We have had a dry October here with only 28.4mm (1.12ins) of rainfall against an average of 49.4mm (1.94ins). It's meant that we've managed to get lots of tidying up done on the plot. I had another large bonfire at the allotment on Monday and managed to burn an enormous amount of dry rubbish.
The flames and smoke went straight up as Monday was a very calm day. In fact it was a rather unusual day in that the highest wind speed for the day was only 1.0mph and I've never had a zero recording. Only on three other occasions over a seven year period have I recorded such a low value. The other three days were 21 March 2012, 02 September 2014 and 30 August 2015.

The forecast is for it to turn much cooler for the first part of November. Gloves and scarves at the ready!


  1. Lovely, just lovely, including the earlier pictures of the area around Richmond Castle. So different from here where we haven't been allowed outdoor burning like that since the 1950s because it contributes to our smog. I know where all the rain went. It went to Washington state and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Records for the rainiest October and for the rainiest EVER month have been set. Not in Los Angeles, however, still in drought mode, except for a few tiny dribbles, that's why your pictures are such welcome scenes. Green. Lush

    1. It will only take a couple of windy days and the trees will loose all their remaining leaves and we will go into winter drabness mode. Hope you get some rain soon.

  2. It's still green over there despite the low temperature!
    We do open fire too even though it cause smoke....;)

    1. Lots of trees are loosing their leaves for winter now Malar. They can look spectacular though when turning into their autumn reds and yellows before the leaves fall off.


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