Nov 032021

October 2021 was warmer than average (11.53°C versus an average of 10.45), wetter than average (61.40 mm versus an average total of 52.29) and windier than average (a wind run of 2832 miles versus an average of 2655).

October was an average month with no major storms and most of the rainfall concentrated at the beginning and the end of the month. The highest temperature was 18.6°C recorded on the 9th at 13:10. The lowest temperature of 3.6°C was recorded at 08:01 on the 21st, the lowest temperature since 2.3°C was recorded on May 23rd 2021. The average monthly temperature was 11.5°C, 1.0°C above the mean. The average daily high temperature was 14.6°C, 0.7°C above the mean. The daily low average was 8.5°C, 1.0°C above the mean..

The warmest day was the 19th with an average temperature of 16.2°C, with the coolest day being the 21st with an average temperature of 7.3°C. There were no frost days in the month. The sunniest day was the 7th with 7.18 hours.

Rainfall in the month was 61.4 millimetres recorded on 19 days, 9.4 millimetres above the monthly mean. The yearly total was 510.8 millimetres, 110% of the average for the end of October. The wettest day was the 31st with 14.8 millimetres. The highest rain rate of 48.8 millimetres per hour was recorded at 03:11 on the 5th.. There was no snow recorded in the month.

The highest barometric pressure of 1030.2 millibars was at 09:39 on the 11th. The lowest pressure was 981.2 millibars at 19:14 on the 31st. The average pressure in the month was 1011.2 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 88%. The lowest humidity was 51% at 15:42 on the 21st.

Wind speeds were slightly higher than average, with the highest wind gust speed of 32 mph being recorded at 22:59 on the 31st. The maximum wind speed was 14 mph at 23:59 on the 31st. The wind run was 2832.0 miles, 33.7 miles below the average for the month. The average gust speed in the month was 5.8 mph, and the average wind speed was 3.9 mph. The predominant direction was south-westerly (231°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:47 on the 4th was 800 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 61 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 2.2 recorded at 13:04 on the 7th.

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