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  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme winter cold,heavy bowing snow,freezing fog.Summer 2012
  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet

Hi everyone, here is my Summary for October:

A very mild and mixed month, starting with a dismal dry start (anticyclone gloom) during the first week, becoming mild and very wet later, some very pleasant warm sunny interludes, followed by wet and windy weather. October turned out to be the wettest month so far this year here in Burton.

Average maximum temperature = 14.9c

Average minimum temperature = 11.0c

Mean temperature = 12.9c + 2.5c above the CET average.

Warmest day on the 11th = 18.9c

Coldest day on the 18th = 12.9c

Warmest night on the 12th = 15.8c

Coldest night on the 9th = 6.2c

Ground Frosts = 0

Rainfall total = 74mm

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  • Location: Villalba (917masl, Madrid, Spain)
  • Location: Villalba (917masl, Madrid, Spain)

Collado Villalba (Madrid, Spain)

My summary for October

Average maximum temperature: 17,4º

Average minimum temperature: 8,1º

Mean temperature: 12,8º (+1,6º)

Warmest day: 25,4º

Coldest day: 9,8º

Warmest night: 15,6º

Coldest night: 1,1º

Snow days: 0

frost days: 0

Rainfall total: 121mm

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  • Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire. 81m. ASL. Lat: 52º 12' 53" N Long: 0º 27' 14" W
  • Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire. 81m. ASL. Lat: 52º 12' 53" N Long: 0º 27' 14" W

October’s summary for Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.

Mean max temp. 16.8º C

Mean min temp. 10.1º C

Mean temp. 13.5º C

Highest max temp. 22.7º C on the 10th

Lowest max temp. 12.8º C on the 18th

Highest min temp. 15.8º C on the 12th

Lowest min temp. 5.9º C on the 9th

Lowest grass min. 4.2º C on the 4th

Total precipitation 59.9mm

Most in a day 22.4mm on the 24th

Mean wind speed 6.9mph (24hour period)

Maximum gust 42mph on the 25th

Dominant wind direction SSE

Mean relative humidity at morning obs. (0900GMT) 87%

There was only one day with thunder. on the 19th

MSL pressure at morning obs. 1013.4mb

Mean sea level pressure extremes for whole month Highest 1030.7mb on the 4th

Lowest 992.2mb on the 21st

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

A staggering month in comparison to 2003 and 2004 !

Average max = 15.67c (highest 21c on 10th + 11th, **see below)

Average min = 9.87c (lowest 4c on 5th)

Mean = 12.77 (+ 2.07c on 2004, + 4.22c on 2003 :) !! )

Dry days = 11

Rain days = 20

Rainfall = 122.5mm :( . Only 5mm in first 11 days !!

** This October had 6 days of 18c or above, in the previous 2 Octobers of recording no days have exceeded 18c.

There were only 13 nights with a minimum temp in single figures, several of these were still only 9c.

The rainfall figure includes regular periods of heavy rain / showers that occured from the 12th - 31st. Highest in any 24 hour period was 22.5mm from 8am - 8am on the 18th - 19th.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks


My October figures with long term averages in brackets

Very mild and rather wet just about sums it up.

3 consecutive days with Max of 20C or more, not often that occurs in October. The wettest month since I started recording rainfall totals last October.

Mean min=10.1C(6.8C)

Mean Max=15.9C(14.3C


This is the 'umpteenth' month above average. I have to go back to December 2001 to find min, max and mean values below average. Although there have been several months with one or other below average but not all three.. It is about the 20th consecutive month above average. Off the top of my head I do not ever recall in the Met Office seeing such a prolonged period as this.

rainfall=59.6mm(45.4mm); wettest day 14.2mm on 25th; 15 days with rain and 2 with over 10mm in 24 hours.

no frost, snow or thunder but 3 mornings with fog(average=5)



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  • Location: Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire
  • Location: Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire

Hedon, East Yorkshire.

October 2005

Warmest Max: 22.3°C (on 12/10/05)

Coldest Max: 11.9°C (on 22/10/05)

Warmest Min: 14.9°C (on 12/10/05)

Coldest Min: 6.1°C (on 09/10/05)

Average Max: 16.73°C (+2.73°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Average Min: 10.34°C (+2.94°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Overall Average: 13.54°C (+2.84°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Rain: 63.8mm (137% Of Normal)

Air Frosts: 0

Snow showers: 0

Snow lying at 0900: 0 days

Dry Days: 15

Wet Days: 16

Days With Rain >1.0mm: 10

Thunderstorms: 0

Year 2005 So Far (Jan - Oct)

Warmest Max: 30.1°C (on 23/06/05)

Coldest Max: 3.3°C (on 24/02/05)

Warmest Min: 16.5°C (on 02/07/05)

Coldest Min: -2.4°C (on 28/02/05)

Average Max: 16.05°C

Average Min: 7.79°C

Overall Average: 11.92°C (+1.36°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

Air Frosts: 13

Snow showers: 42

Snow lying at 0900: 5 days

Dry Days: 148

Wet Days: 157

Thunderstorms: 16

The warmest October since I began recording by some way. The mean minima were particularly high, with the coolest temperature all month only 6.1°C on the 9th. The month was also extremely dull and wet, though the majority of the rain fell in the 6 days from the 19th to 25th. In fact those 6 days saw well over the monthly expected amount fall.

The month started off with typical anticyclonic gloom and maximum temperatures holding at 15-19°C. On the 10th it became much milder, with the 10th-12th all recording temperatures above 20°C. The 12th was a particularly warm day, with a maxima of 22.3°C and minima of 14.9°C, both new records and the latest date in the year to reach such high values.

The remainder of the month saw a mixture of wet and showery days interspaced with occasional sunny and pleasant ones. Temperatures were typically well above average due to a predominently south or south-easterly flow.

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

October’s summary for Great Asby, Cumbria (figures for 2004)

Average daily maximum - 13.8º (11.5º)

Average daily minumum - 8.0º (5.2º)

Highest daily maximum - 19.7º on the 27th (14.6º)

Lowest daily minimum - 1.9º on the 14th (1.1º)

Mean monthly temperature - 11.1º (8.4º)

Total rainfall - 110.4mm (173mm)

Wettest day - 24th with 37mm

No of wet days - 20 (21)

Highest wind gust - 40mph (28th)

Very mild and drier than normal.

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset


A mild and very wet month after a dry first half.

1st - 4th

The 1st was fresh and breezy with showers in the area but highpressure settled from the southwest during the 2nd bringing long spells of sunshine and dry weather.

5th - 8th

This period was still mild with southwesterly winds prevailing but anticyclonic gloom set in. The weather stored plenty of low cloud. A weak warm front pushed through on the 7th meaning light rain and drizzle most of the day but cleared the following day.

9th - 11th

It turned very mild and stayed sunny. A taste of late summer! 18C was reached on the 9th, 21C on the 10th and 21C on the 11th. The 11th was in the end warmer by 0.3C. This was one of the most balmy October days for over 10 years excepting October 2001.

12th - 14th

A very wet day followed as low cloud and hours of rain brought flooding to many places. 27.1mm fell in the 24-hour period on the 12th. A two hour period of solid torrential rain led to roads turning to rivers. This was the same system that caused floods as downpours crossed over South Wales. A drier, fresher day followed and the 14th was mainly cool and shut in.

15th - 16th

There was another warm spell over the weekend bringing long sunny spells and temperature shooting up to 20C again on the 15th. There was more cloud later on the 16th as a rain front followed.

17th - 18th

The clearance of a cold front left warm, sunny spells later on the 17th. The 18th was cloudy with outbreaks of drizzle as cooler air set in.

19th - 22nd

A band of heavy rain overnight 18th/19th resulted in 18.6mm of rain in 7 hours. A day of sunshine and showers followed. The showers turned very heavy by the afternoon with a short thunderstorm over Bristol with 2 CC strikes and 1 CG strikes. There were five claps of thunder. The whole 24-hour period received 26.4mm, a further 8.8mm falling in the showers. There were further scattered downpours on the 20th, some heavy. The 21st was overall very wet and windy with the first high winds of the season. Heavy rain fell for the majority and gusts exceeded 40MPH. The 22nd was then dry, sunny and quite with temperatures in the mid-teens.

23rd - 27th

There were torrential, thundery showers on the 23rd and slow moving downpours for much of the day resulting in an extra 15.6mm followed by more rain and wind and some very heavy bursts of rain on the 24th as another 11mm fell. After some early showers and overnight heavy rain, the 25th was dry, bright and blustery with gusts of 38MPH. 15.2mm fell in the period from 18.00(24th)-18.00(25th). There were scattered light drizzle showers on the 26th and rather dull skies but a lovely sunset. The 27th was another very balmy day with 21C recorded. It was only -0.1C less than the 11th and 0.1C more than the 15th. The BBC claimed it was the warmest 27th of October ever recorded and the warmest October day in the country since 117 years ago.

28th - 31st

The end of the month heralded some rather windy and wet conditions and noticeably cooler temperatures. There were frequent heavy downpours on the 28th and a weak weather front passed later in the evening on the 29th. The 30th had further heavy, blustery showers and after a dry start, the 31st had scattered very heavy hail showers with thunder and lightning in Bristol in the evening. So October technically went out with a bang.

1st 6.5 12.8

2nd 0.0 13.7

3rd 0.3 11.2

4th 0.0 13.8

5th 0.0 11.5

6th 0.0 13.9

7th 5.2 13.9

8th 0.5 14.4

9th 0.0 14.4

10th 0.0 16.4

11th 0.0 16.7

12th 27.1 13.9

13th 2.6 12.8

14th 0.0 11.4

15th 0.0 16.5

16th 0.0 13.0

17th 6.7 14.1

18th 0.4 11.8

19th 26.4 11.5

20th 2.0 13.1

21st 15.3 12.3

22nd 5.0 12.5

23rd 15.6 11.5

24th 11.0 13.3

25th 15.2 12.3

26th 0.6 13.5

27th 0.0 16.6

28th 9.4 13.5

29th 1.5 13.6

30th 7.6 11.9

31st 3.4 12.2

Total Monthly Rainfall: 162.4mm

Average Temperature: 13.4C

Average Visibility: Moderate

Average Wind Speed: 8.8MPH

Average Wind Direction: WSW

Frosts: 0

Thunderstorms: 2

Wettest Days in order: 12th, 19th, 23rd

Milder and wetter than average.

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  • Location: Exeter, Devon, England
  • Location: Exeter, Devon, England

October 2005:

Recorded at Leavenheath, Suffolk, 60m AMSL

Very mild (joint warmest in my records with 2001), cool and dry to start- becoming much warmer around the 10th before becoming unsettled but remaining mild- especially at night. Worth also mentioning that October 2005 was warmer than May 2005.

Overnight minimum temperatures are the highest I've ever recorded in October- in itself above the expected mean temperature(!) The maximum temperatures were also well above average, though, not as high above the average as minimum temperatures. The very warm October follows from the warmest ever September in my records, making a fairly good chance that this will be the warmest Autumn in my 6 year record.


Stats: (dif. from 71-00 average in brackets)

(figures in bold brackets refer to date of month)


Mean temperature : 13.0C* (+2.6C) 2004: 10.6C; 2003: 8.7C

* Joint warmest in record, ties with October 2001 (13.0C)

Maximum temperature : 20.8C (11)

Lowest Maxima : 12.8C (18)

Average Maxima : 16.4C (+2.5C)

Minimum temperature : 4.8C (3)

Highest Minima : 15.1C (12)

Average Minima : 10.6C (+3.4C)


Total rainfall : 74.2mm (130%)

Max 24h total : 17.2mm (24)

Days with >1mm : 11 (+2)

Graph of temperature and rainfall recorded in October 2005:


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  • Location: Saltdean,Nr Brighton,East Sussex,Hither Green,SE London.
  • Location: Saltdean,Nr Brighton,East Sussex,Hither Green,SE London.

:D Heres the official stats from the Met site in Hastings.

Total bright sunshine 141.9hrs Normal 122.8hrs

Most in one day 9.5hrs on 1/10/05


Mean Maximum 17.6 degrees Normal 14.6 degrees

Mean Minimum 12.4 degrees Normal 8.8 degrees

Highest Maximum 19.7 degrees on 10/10/05

Lowest Minimum 7.4 degrees on 3/10/05

Lowest Maximum 15.5 degrees on 18/10/05

Highest Minimum 16.5 degrees on 11/10/05

Mean sea temperature at 0900 16 degrees Normal 13.8 degrees

Mean earth at 30cm 15.1 degrees Normal 12.8 degrees

Mean earth at 100cm 15.6 degrees Normal 14.4 degrees


Total fall 101.6mm Normal 88.4mm

most rain in 24hrs 16.3mm on 18/10/05

Highest pressure 1028.7 millibars on 03/10/05

Lowest Pressure 995.9 millibars on 21/10/05

Warmer/sunnier and wetter than the long term average here.

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