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October 2018 weather/local statistics.

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Overall October 2018 was a fairly average month in terms of temperature. Maximum temperatures were slightly above average while minimum temperatures were slightly below average. Although it was the coldest October since 2012. Rainfall was below average and sunshine was above average. It was rather unsettled during the first week and then turned notably warm in the second week. Midmonth was often cool and wet and there was a notable northerly spell in the final week with some very low temperatures.


Statistics for October 2018.

Mean maximum: 13.2.C (+0.4.C)

Mean minimum: 5.7.C (-0.7.C)

Mean: 9.5.C (-0.2.C)

Rainfall: 65mm (69%)

Sunshine: 112 hours (129%)


Highest maximum: 20.4.C (10th) (Highest since 2015)

Highest minimum: 11.1.C (12th)

Lowest maximum: 5.3.C (27th) (Lowest since 2008)

Lowest minimum: -4.1.C (27th) (Lowest since at least 1994) although 1993 probably had a colder night.

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October 2018


Max Temp: 21.2°C (3rd)

Min Temp: -1.1°C (31st)

Mean Max: 15.5°C

Mean Min: 7.8°C

Air Frosts: 2


Total: 44.0mm

Wettest Day: 27.2mm (14th)

Max Rain Rate: 24.6mm/hr (14th)

Rain Days: 14

Dry Days: 17


Highest: 1038.30 hPa (22nd)

Lowest: 995.74 hPa (30th) 


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Just 1.1 mm rain in the second half of October made it the driest second half of the month since my rainfall records began in 1965.

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