The first of November was cloudy and mild, and reaching 15.0°C it turned out to be the warmest day of the month. It was followed by 6.4mm rain overnight and 5.9mm the following night. The light wind changed from south-westerly to south-easterly as the barometer rose. After a couple of dry but cloudy days 16.7mm heavy rain fell on the night of 6th/7th.

This first week saw slowly declining temperatures but still in double figures. Nights fell from 9.1°C on 2nd to 2.6°C on 7th and continued down to zero on 9th to record the first air frost of the autumn, a typical date.

The next ten days were unsettled, some with a couple of wet days, notably on 9th with 16.6mm and 13th with 17.8mm of rain. Daytime temperatures gradually decline from 9.2°C on 11th to 5.4°C on 21st. Nights fell steadily down to -0.8°C on 19th, the coldest night of November.

The temperature then rose into double figures. Small amounts of rain were recorded on every night from 21st - 28th bringing the total to 96.9mm, 129% of my 25-year average. It was the wettest November since 2009 (although 2014 was close, at 95.5mm). The autumn (September - November) total was 273.6mm, 139% of average and the year to date registered 577.2mm, 93.4% of average

A change on the last two days brought sunshine, with clear nights resulting in frosty mornings, the last registering the second air frost of the month.

In summary, November was a typically gloomy, wet month with average temperatures. Winds were mainly light, easterly and there were very few sunny days, notably 10th, 13th, 18th/19th and 29th/30th.

Mike Wilkins

25 year Rainfall averages are from 1992-2016
30 year Temperature averages are from 1981-2010