Nov 032022

October 2022 was warmer than average (12.08°C versus an average of 10.54), wetter than average (97.00 mm versus an average total of 53.08) and windier than average (a wind run of 2757 miles versus an average of 2668).

The highest temperature in the month was 17.8°C recorded at 13:47 on the 26th. The lowest temperature was 3.8°C recorded at 06:16 on the 11th. The average temperature in the month was 12.1°C. The average daily high temperature was 15.8°C, 1.6°C above the monthly mean. The average daily low temperature was 8.8°C, 1.2°C below the mean.

The warmest day was the 4th and the 26th with an average temperature of 14.7°C. The coolest day was the 11th with an average temperature of 8.2°C. The maximum wind chill was 17.7°C recorded at 17:02 on the 29th. The lowest wind chill was 3.8°C recorded at 06:16 on the 11th. The maximum dew point was 16.1°C at 16:06 on the 29th, with the lowest dew point being 2.8°C at 05:49 on the 11th. The monthly averge dew point was 10.0°C, 1.3°C above the mean. There were no frost days.

Rainfall in the month was 96.8 millimetres recorded on 22 days, 41.6 millimetres above the average for October. The wettest day was the 20th when 19.6 millimetres of rain was recorded, making it the wettest day since August 25th 2020 when 19.8 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate was 58.2 millimetres per hour at 13:53 on the 7th. The total yesrly rainfall was 436.6 millimetres, 95% of the average for the end of October. There was no snowfall recorded.

The highest barometric pressure was 1028.6 millibars recorded at 19:33 on the 18th. The lowest barometric pressure was 991.9 millibars at 02:28 on the 24th. The average pressure in the month was 1011.2 millibars. The highest humidity was 100%, and the monthly average humidity was 87%. The lowest humidity was 54% at 15:38 on the 17th.

Wind speeds were well around the average, with the highest wind gust speed of 27 mph being recorded at 14:48 on the 26th. The maximum wind speed was 14 mph at 13:54 on the 30th. The wind run was 2757.3 miles, 100.6 miles below the average for October. The average gust speed in the month was 5.8 mph, and the average wind speed was 3.8 mph. The predominant direction was south-westerly (218°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:06 on the 1st was 819 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 77 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 2.2 recorded at 12:22 on the 2nd.

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