It came as a big shock to the system…. Nasty cold rain and a maximum today of only 7.1°C making it the first sub-10°C day since the 20th March and the lowest maximum since the 20th January.
I even saw that there had been a dusting of snow on the top of the Blackdown Hills. Blimey, rather unusual for November.
Still, a couple hours of dazzling sunshine warmed the cockles a little.
This November is continuing as October ended by turning out to be rather a sunny month so far. A big improvement on last year’s November which ended up the dullest of any month (49.1 hours) I have recorded since setting up my sunshine recorder in 2006.
The relatively high amount of sunshine this month has meant for slightly warmer than average days but a plethora of starry nights has pulled the mean temperature right down to below normal.
1st – 13th November 2016:
Mean minimum = 3.3°C
Mean maximum = 12.4°C
Mean = 7.9°C
Rainfall = 39.8 mm
Sunshine = 62.2 hours (66% of the total possible).