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November 2006 - Weather Summaries

Andy Bown

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

    The month got off to a beautiful, sunny and cold start, then was dominated by very wet, windy and mild conditions.

    For Westbury, Wiltshire

    Average max = 10.76c (highest = 14c on 8th, 13th, 14th, 23rd)

    Average min = 4.66c (lowest = -4c on 3rd, also 3 x -3c mins)

    Mean = 7.71c (0.71c above 4 year November mean)

    Dry days = 13

    Precip days = 17 (of which sleet/hail = 1)

    Rainfall = 147mm (nothing in first 10 days! and 2 and a half times last November's amount)

    Had it not been for the cold, frosty start to the month the mean temperature would have been higher. If I discount the opening 3 days (of 7c maxxes and -3c/-4c mins) the mean for the other 27 days is 8.38c.

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  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent
  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent

    Mild, sunny and rather dry. After a cool start a preponderance of mild days and very mild nights. One thunderstorm and only 4 days noted with fog or mist. The latter part of the month was quite breezy.

    - MILDEST November here since 1994

    - SUNNY well above average though less sunny than 2005

    - DRY although rain fell on nearly half the days of the month, rainfall was generally light and shower except on two or three occasions

    Monthly Mean: 8.9 ºC

    Average max: 12.2 ºC ( 2.0C ABOVE average )

    Average min: 6.2 ºC ( 1.5C ABOVE average )

    Highest max: 15.3 ºC (13th)

    Lowest max: 7.9 ºC (21st)

    Lowest min: -1.2 ºC (4th)

    Highest min: 12.7 ºC (16th)

    No.of Days with air frost: 2

    Low THW Heat Index: -1.3 ºC (4th)

    High THW Heat Index: 14.9 ºC (13th)

    High THSW Sun Index: 17.8 ºC (13th)

    Lowest RH%: 51 % (9th)

    Lowest DP: -2.9 ºC (4th)

    Highest DP: 11.8 ºC (14th)

    Rain total: 47.6 mm (65% of Average)

    Wettest day: 10.2 mm (17th)

    Rain Days (measurable ): 14 (10 with => 1.0mm)

    High Rain Rate: 34.8 mm/hr (17th)

    Thunder: 1 day (25th)

    EvapoTranspiration Total: 19.7 mm

    Wind Speed Average: 2.4 mph

    Wind Speed high gust: 31 mph (17th)

    Wind Direction: SSW (59%) followed by SE, W, NNW

    Mean Barometer: 1013.9 hPa

    Low Barometer: 979.3 hPa

    High Barometer: 1035.8 hPa

    Sunshine: 45.9 hours calculated with limited sensor exposure, estimate 90 - 95 hrs actual monthly total ( well above average)

    Sunniest Day: 1st with 4.0 hrs recorded, probably c. 9.5 hrs actual

    * average at this site 1984 - 2005

    Full daily details & stats here: http://www.tonbridge-weather.org.uk/2006/nov2006.htm

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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

    November 2006 Report.

    By Paul Carfoot.

    The beginning of November saw a cool north-westerly air stream affecting the country, this was to be a very brief affair however as high pressure quickly became established, this had the effect of trapping the cool air over the country, so from the 1st onwards for the next few days, frost was widespread at night. Here in Burton I recorded the first frost of the season on the evening of the 1st.

    The rather cool settled weather with frost at night continued until the 4th.

    The 5th saw the high which had given the settled cool conditions move SE in to Europe, this had the effect of turning the winds to a mild southerly, and with sunshine temperatures quickly returned to above average, although night time temperatures were still on the cool side with ground frosts recorded here in Burton on the 6th, 7th and 10th.

    Later on the 10th the Euro high gave ground and allowed low pressure to approach from the west, this herald the most unsettled zonal spell of weather for over 12 months, with strong winds and rain at times, temperatures were mild at first, but as each low tracked a little further south, temperatures gradually fell to the November normal or a little below. Ground frost was again recorded on the night of the 18th under clear skies and an air frost on the night of the 19th when the air temperatures fell a little below freezing.

    The 19th to the 24th continued with the very unsettled theme with plenty of rain as areas of low pressure continued to feed in off a very active Atlantic, however temperatures began to get back in to the mild category as winds came from a more southerly source.

    The 24th until the end of the month continued with the very unsettled zonal type weather conditions, temperatures continued to be very much on the mild side here in Burton, although one or two nights gave some fairly low temperatures considering the very mild air source, the night of the 29th being notable, I recorded an air minimum of 3.6c during a brief clear slot in the weather.


    A rather dry start to November with below average temperatures as high pressure was close by.

    However around the 10th of the month, a big change took place as the Atlantic came to back to life after seemingly laying dormant for the last 12 to 18 months. The rest of the month was unsettled and very mild.

    Stats below are calculated using the average of the mean monthly maximum and the mean monthly minimum.

    Average maximum temperature = 11.1c

    Average minimum temperature = 4.1c

    Mean temperature = 7.6c + 0.7c above the 1971 – 2000 CET average.

    Warmest day on the 16th = 14.7c

    Coldest day on the 22nd = 7.1c

    Warmest night on the 15th = 10.9c

    Coldest night on the 3rd = -3.6c

    Ground Frosts = 3

    Air frost = 6

    Thunderstorms = 0

    Wettest day on the 22nd = 9mm

    Rainfall total = 41mm

    Year total rainfall so far 447mm

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  • Location: Pollard's Hill, Surrey
  • Location: Pollard's Hill, Surrey

    Pollard's Hill, Surrey

    November 2006 was +1.03°C above average and the Rainfall was -0.46mm below average.

    It was also the warmest Autumn on record here (Sept-Nov 1990-2006).

    November 2006 Stats:

    Max Temp Avg: 12.81°C (+1.67°C)

    Min Temp Avg: 5.96°C (+0.4°C)

    Mean Temp Avg: 9.38°C (+1.03°C)

    Highest Daytime Max Temp: 16.2°C on the 13th

    Lowest Daytime Max Temp: 9.3°C on the 21st

    Highest Night Min Temp: 11.6°C on the 14th and 15th

    Lowest Night Min Temp: 0.1°C on the 4th

    Highest 24 Hours Rainfall: 15mm on the 16th

    Total November Rainfall: 65mm (-0.46mm).

    November Mean °C Averages 1990-2006:

    1990: 8.02°C

    1991: 7.77°C

    1992: 9.14°C

    1993: 6.01°C

    1994: 11.52°C

    1995: 8.72°C

    1996: 6.74°C

    1997: 9.34°C

    1998: 6.59°C

    1999: 8.7°C

    2000: 8.2°C

    2001: 8.08°C

    2002: 9.85°C

    2003: 9.55°C

    2004: 8.56°C

    2005: 6.94°C

    2006: 9.38°C

    November Rainfall Totals 1993-2006:

    1993: 26mm

    1994: 41mm

    1995: 30mm

    1996: 92mm

    1997: 69mm

    1998: 62mm

    1999: 27mm

    2000: 106mm

    2001: 42mm

    2002: 156mm

    2003: 125mm

    2004: 34mm

    2005: 41mm

    2006: 65mm

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    November 2006 Stats for Cleadon: (Note: 1971-2000 temperature averages are estimated, based on the averages maps on the Met Office website)

    Max Temp 11.1 (+1. :blush:

    Min Temp 5.1 (+1.0)

    Mean Temp 8.1 (+1.4)

    Highest max: 13.9 (13th)

    Lowest min: 0.1 (3rd)

    There were no days with thunder, hail, sleet/snow, or fog. The closest I got was on the evening of the 17th, when rain fell at a temperature just under 3C, and snow showers were reported on high ground in Durham.

    Precipitation: 25mm

    It was a dry and sunny November. The first half of November was anticyclonic and comparably sunny to the second half of November 2005, with temperatures close to average (warm days but cold nights). The second half was unsettled and mild, with a similar mean temperature to the first half. Although it was unsettled, rain didn't amount to much, and the weather was frequently of the "sunshine and showers" variety, enabling sunshine to continue a little above normal.

    Overall, it wasn't quite as sunny as last November, but it was probably one of the few sunniest in the last 100 years. It was the mildest since 2003 (which was only 0.1C warmer; the last significantly warmer November was in 1997), and the driest since 2004. There were no air frosts, for the first time in November since 2000. The remarkable homogeneity of the warmth of Autumn 2006 continued for another month, though it wasn't as anomalously warm as Sep and Oct.

    I'm pretty certain that here in the North East, 2006 is going to be a record warm year, beating the previous record-holders of 1990 and 2003.

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


    November stats from south of Doncaster; long term averages in brackets

    Mean temp=8.2(6.5)

    Avge Min=5.2(3. ;)

    Avge Max=11.2(9.3)

    Highest day Max=14.8 on 15th

    Lowest day Max=7.6 on 21st

    Lowest night Min=-1.5C on 3rd

    Highest night Min=10.1 on 16th

    27.4mm with the wettest day being 25th with 6.6mm

    14 days with 0.2mm or more

    7 days with 1mm or more.

    2 air frosts(6) and 5(11) ground frosts

    no fog and no thunder also no sleet, hail or snow.

    Another mild month, the 8th consecutive here.


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  • Location: Reading
  • Location: Reading

    Here in central Reading...

    Mean max: 13.0

    Mean min: 6.2

    Mean for month: 9.6

    Warmest day: 17.0 (Nov 13)

    Warmest night: 11.7 (15)

    Coldest day: 9.7 (22)

    Coldest night: -0.7 (4)

    Apart from the initial rather cold spell with night frost, generally a very mild month. One quirk is that I recorded a maximum of 13.2 on four days in succession (23-26). Maxima were generally very consistent in the second half of the month (mostly in the range 11-13).

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

    Hedon, East Yorkshire.

    November 2006

    Warmest Max: 14.3°C (on 15/11/06)

    Coldest Max: 7.1°C (on 22/11/06)

    Warmest Min: 9.6°C (on 15/11/06)

    Coldest Min: 1.3°C (on 02/11/06)

    Average Max: 10.8°C (+1.0°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 5.1°C (+1.3°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 7.9°C (+1.1°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 50.7mm (89% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 25th (10.8mm)

    Air Frosts: 0

    Days with Snow: 0

    Snow lying at 0900: 0 days

    Dry Days: 12

    Wet Days: 19

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 11

    Thunderstorms: 0

    Year 2006 So Far (Jan - Nov)

    Warmest Max: 29.9°C (on 28/07/06)

    Coldest Max: 2.1°C (on 01/02/06)

    Warmest Min: 18.2°C (on 28/07/06)

    Coldest Min: -5.4°C (on 03/03/06)

    Average Max: 15.3°C (+1.5°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 7.8°C (+1.3°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 11.56°C (+1.41°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 562.4mm (110% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 22/09/06 (24.3mm)

    Air Frosts: 21

    Days With Snow: 11

    Snow lying at 0900: 3 days

    Dry Days: 150

    Wet Days: 185

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 118

    Thunderstorms: 23

    After a cool first 4 days it was a uniformly mild month without a single air frost, the first such November since 2002. The first week was settled and dry with some sunshine, but it quickly turned more unsettled with a combination of mild days and exceptionally mild nights. Suprisingly in such a zonal setup, the month turned out below average with regards to rainfall overall, though was rather sunny. There were also a lack of exceptionally mild days above 15°C and nights in double figures. The month was also completely devoid of thunderstorms and not suprisingly, snowfall.

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