Friday, 3 November 2017

October 2017 was Mild, Dry and Windy

October was a mild month as I recorded an average temperature of 12.7°C the mildest I’ve managed in eight years. It’s not quite as mild as 2001 at 13.5°C which I think was the mildest in the last 100 years. 

It was also a very windy October as you can see from the graphic I’ve included. I’ve only shown the relevant months as the full size chart is a bit unwieldy.
We had three named storms through October starting with Amelia at the beginning of the month followed by ex-hurricane Ophelia and finally storm Brian. We had some very windy weather in between the storms as well. 

Strangely we didn’t have a great deal of rain with these storms and October was pretty dry with only around half the average rainfall for the month. we didn't have any very wet days at all, with most of the month's rainfall between 19th and 22nd of the month.
You may have noticed that I’ve changed my blog header picture and I haven’t cheated and gone back to a summer flowering plant but kept it seasonal with a photo of a Michaelmas daisy flowering merrily away in one of our borders. It’s enjoyed the mild October weather as some years it doesn’t manage to flower at all.


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