October 2016 was drier and less windy than average, with temperatures slightly below normal. There were no unseasonably warm spells in the month, although there were days with temperatures in the high teens.
The highest temperature recorded in the month was 17.2°C at 16:32 on the 4th. The lowest temperature was 3.7°C at 09:02 on the 10th, and the month average was 10.3°C, 0.3°C below the October mean. The average daily high temperature was 13.7°C (0.2°C below the mean) and the average daily low temperature was 7.5°C (0.1°C below the mean). The warmest day was the 28th with an average temperature of 13.9°C. The coldest day was the 10th with an average of 7.3°C.
The highest dew point was 13.8°C at 13:30 on the 28th, with the lowest dew point being 2.8°C at 09:02 on the 10th. The monthly average dew point was 8.4°C, 0.2°C below the mean. The highest wind chill was 16.7°C at 14:54 on the 28th, with the lowest wind chill being 3.7°C at 09:02 on the 10th. The average wind chill for the month was 10.0°C. There were 70.49 hours of sunshine, with the sunniest day being the 3rd when 6.66 hours were recorded.
Rainfall was recorded on 16 days, totalling 29.2 millimetres for the month, this is well below the October average of 52.1 millimetres, and the second driest month recorded here. The wettest day was the 1st when 8.2 millimetres of precipitation was recorded. The highest rain rate was 42.8 millimetres per hour at 19:18 on the 1st. There has been 399.8 millimetres of rain so far in 2016.
Winds were light in the month with the highest gust speed being 28 mph on the 5th, 4.6 mph below the average. The maximum wind speed was 14 mph on the 5th and 18th, 6.2 mph below the average, and a record low maximum for October. The average gust speed was 4 mph and the average wind speed was 2 mph. The total wind run was 1699.5 miles and the predominant wind direction was 136°.
The high barometric pressure was 1034.8 millibars at 11:42 on the 29th, with the low being 1003.2 millibars at 07:27 on the 15th, a record for October. The average pressure for the month was 1021.4 millibars, also an October record. The maximum humidity was 100% at 10:58 on the 22nd, with the low being 57% at 17:57 on the 2nd. The average monthly humidity was 89%.
The maximum solar radiation was 768 w/m² at 13:55 on the 5th, with the average for the month being 71 w/m². The average solar radiation on the 30th was only 14 w/m², an all-time record low. This was due to fog, which lasted all day. The highest U. V. Index was 2.0 at 13:51 on the 2nd.