October 2019 was cooler than average (9.1°C versus an average of 10.7°C), wetter than average (92.60 mm versus an average total of 47.62) and calmer than average (a wind run of 2435 miles versus an average of 2691).
The highest temperature in the month was 15.2°C recorded at 13:51 on the 6th. The was the lowest October maximum ever recorded here. The lowest temperature was 0.8°C recorded at 06:04 on the 28th. The monthly average temperature was 9.1°C, only 2012’s 8.7°C was lower. The average daily hogh temperature 12.5°C, 1.4°C below the mean, with the average low temperature being 6.1°C, also 1.4°C below the mean. The warmest day was the 11th with an average temperature of 12.7°C. The coolest day was the 28th with an average temperature of 4.6°C. The first ground frost of the season was recorded when the temperature fell to 2.4°C at 07:08. This was the lowest temperature since 0.4°C was recorded on May 5th.
The average wind chill in the month was 8.6°C and the average dew point was 7.4°C. The high dew point was 13.2°C recorded at 18:13 on the 25th. The low dew point was -0.2°C recorded at 05:42 on the 28th. There were 67.7 hours of sunshine in the month, with the sunniest day being the 3rd when 7.7 hours were recorded.
Rainfall in the month was 92.6 millimetres, beaten only by the 98.8 millimetres recorded in 2012. The mean for the month is now 51.0 millimetres. Rainfall was recorded on 26 days, with the wettest day being the 26th when 316.2 millimetres was recorded. This equalled the most rain days in October set in 2009. The highest rain rate was 41.6 millimetres per hour recorded at 15:14 on the 4th. The year to date total is now 616 millimetres, 135% of the average for the end of October.
The highest barometric pressure of 1028.0 millibars was at 21:42 on the 29th. The lowest pressure was 993.6 millibars at 23:20 on the 18th. The average pressure in the month was 1009.1 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 89%. The lowest humidity was 53% at 16:20 on the 2nd.
Wind speeds were lower than average, with the highest wind gust speed being 30 mph recorded at 19:27 on the 25th, 3.4 mph below the month average. The maximum wind speed was 15 mph at 02:00 on the 6th, 4.3 mph below the mean. The wind run was 2434.7 miles, below the October mean of 2899.7 miles. The average gust speed in the month was 5.0 mph, 1.3 mph below the mean. The average wind speed was 3.0 mph, 0.9 mph below the mean. The predominant direction was southerly (186°).
The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 12:48 on the 22nd was 705 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 65 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 2.1 recorded at 12:26 on the 8th, slightly below the October average of 2.5.