Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Will It Rain Every Day This Month?

The cool and unsettled start to September continues. We've still not had a dry day this month. I've checked through my records for the last 7 years and can't find another occurrence of this happening. The closest I've been able to find is December 2011 when the first 13 days of the month had some rainfall before the 14th day was dry.
Temperature & Rainfall Records 01-19 September 2017
Not only have we not had a single dry day but it's remained chilly too. This year is just managing to stay a little bit milder than 2015 but it's almost 4°C (7°F) cooler than last year's average of 16.9°C (62.4°F) by the 19th of the month. However, as you can see from the table last year was an exceptionally mild start to autumn and by far the mildest I've recorded at this stage of the month.
September 2010 - 2017 Average Temperatures
Tuesday morning started off with some lovely sunny spells but the penalty for that was a very chilly start to the day with an early morning low of 5.0°C or 41.0°F. 
A late rose and fuchsia flowers make the most of a dry spell and some Tuesday afternoon sunshine.


  1. Not to rub it in, but I think Edinburgh was rain free on Tuesday. Will have to wait for the Botanic Gardens to release their figures after the month end to confirm! It certainly has rained plenty since.

    1. We eventually had a dry day on Thursday. More rain on Friday though. Looks like it might be dry over the weekend.


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