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October 2013 - Statistics and Summaries


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  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)

    October 2013


    Very mild, rather cloudy and very wet


    This was the wettest October since 2008 (222mm) and a consistently mild month with nights especially mild, the mean minima was above 10c up to 26th. Maxima although mild were unexceptional, with no date reaching 20c. Although very unsettled and windy at times, this part of the country missed the gales that affected some other areas towards the month end.


    1st – 8th: Mild and unsettled with rain or showers at times, limited sun, some dry interludes, breezy. Especially mild by night, the mildest night of the month was the 4th minimum 14.8c, with 5 nights remaining above 13c.


    9th – 12th: Cool and mostly dry but rather cloudy although bright 10th. Quite windy at times.


    13th – 14th: Cool and showery with sunny intervals


    15th – 27th: Mild/ very mild and very unsettled with rain at times, some heavy. Heavy rain 21st with 29.5mm credited to 20th; 7 of the 8 days 20th - 27th having above 10mm. Strong winds at times but never quite attaining gale force, the highest gust of the month being 39mph 25th. 18th to 26th (9 consecutive nights) all very mild above 10c.


    28th – 31st: Further rain at times, cooler, sunny intervals. Season's first air frost 30th Min -0.6c.



    Total rainfall: 214.2mm

    Wettest day: 29.5mm 20th

    Rain days >0.2mm: 26
    Wet days >1.0mm: 21
    Days of heavy rain >10mm: 10

    Mean temperature: 12.1c

    Mean Max: 15.0c

    Mean Min: 9.2c


    High Max: 19.2c 2nd
    Low Max: 10.7c 30th
    High Min: 14.8c 4th
    Low Min: -0.6c 30th


    Estimated sun (from 5 minute webcam captures): 64 hours

    Max sun: 7 hrs 10th

    Days no sun: 2

    Air frost: 1

    Ground frost: 1

    Mean RH: 91%

    High RH: 99% various
    Low RH: 60% 10th

    Predominant wind directions: SW
    Mean wind speed: 5.4mph

    Max speed: 39mph 25th

    Mean pressure: 1010mbar
    Max pressure: 1026mbar 8th
    Min pressure: 982mbar 28th


    Days with:

    Hail: 0
    Gale: 0
    Thunder: 0
    Fog: 3

    Fog at 0900: 1


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  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, storm force winds
  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland


    Ave: 8.7C

    Max: 13.7C on 8th

    Min: 2.3C on 18th

    Max Dew: 13.5C on 7th

    Min Dew: -1.6C on 18th

    Air frost: nil

    Ground frost: 1



    Total: 107.4mm

    Total for year to date: 623.0mm

    Max rain rate: 0.6mm/min on 3rd



    Ave: 8kts

    Max gust: 37 kts on 3rd from SE

    Max ave: 26 kts on 3rd from SE



    Ave: 1006.4 hPa

    Max: 1035.4 hPa on 11th

    Min: 970.3 hPa on 27th



    Ave: 90%

    Max: 100% on 23rd

    Min: 61% on 18th

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  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania

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    HOBART ( pop 215,000 ) is Tasmania's capital, situated at sealevel at the base of Mt. Wellington ( 1270m ). Climate is temperate with a strong maritime influence.


    October - Second month of spring

    Classic springtime weather with front after front in a vigorous westerly airstream - between intense lows in the colder Southern Ocean to the south and high pressure over an anomalously warm continent. Showers or longer spells of rain and temporarily cold behind each change for snow to settle 800-1000m, lowering to 4-500m level at times. Often very windy. A warmer and drier airmass passed thru on the 19th to be followed by a return to an unstable but moderating westerly airflow, as high pressure at months end came to be centred further south, to be just north of Tasmania. Temperature anomalies based on 1981-2010 comparison. This is the 24th month in a row warmer than average.


    Average maximum:  17.7 ( +0.4 )

    Average minimum:  8.5 ( +0.2 )

    Rainfall:  107mm ( average 62mm )

    Rain days ( +1mm ):  11/from 15


    Extremes in daily temperature for November ( Records since 1882 ):


    Highest maximum:  26.7 ( Record 34.6 in 1987 )

    Lowest maximum:  12.9 ( Record 6.0 in 1958 )


    Highest minimum:  14.5 ( Record 20.2 in 1933 )

    Lowest minimum:  3.3 ( Record 0.0 in 1889 )

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  • Location: Reading
  • Location: Reading

    My statistics for central Reading in October 2013:Average maximum: 16.4Average minimum: 10.2Average for month: 13.3Highest maximum: 20.3 (October 3 & 4)Lowest maximum: 11.0 (13)Highest minimum: 15.5 (22)Lowest minimum: 0.9 (30)Frosts: 1 ground frost, no air frostsRainfall: Reading University shows around 100mm for the month, which is wetter than average.Sunshine: Reading University shows around 90 hours for the month, which is below average. 

    In many ways a typical changeable Atlantic-driven October - somewhat dull and wet but significantly warmer than average with a SW flow dominating.  The first 9 days were mild and mainly dry, followed by a cold and wet spell that gave way to a warm, humid and thundery spell around the 22nd.  The night of 21/22 was unusually warm for the season with a minimum of 15.5.  The final week was generally cool and windy with showers and a single ground frost, on the morning of the 30th.

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

    Cantley data



    Very mild nights and a generally mild and wet month


    Mean T=13.1(11.3)

    Avge Max=16.0(14.6) Highest daytime=21.4(7th), lowest daytime=11.1(16th)

    Avge Min=10.3(7.9) Lowest overnight=4.6(30th) and warmest 15.8(4th)


    Rainfall=59.4mm, wettest day=9.2mm (21st); 20 days with 0.2mm or more and 13 with 1.0mm or more


    No frost or snow, hail or thunder. 1 0900 report of fog.

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  • Location: Headington,Oxfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Headington,Oxfordshire

     * The top 10 warmest* -http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/october-2013-one-of-the-top-ten-warmest/


    Rainfall Graphic for October from the Met office



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

    Hedon, East Yorkshire.


    October 2013


    Warmest Max: 20.8°C (on 07/10/13)Coldest Max: 11.6°C (on 29/10/13)Warmest Min: 14.9°C (on 04/10/13)Coldest Min: 5.7°C (on 30/10/13) - highest since 2005


    Average Max: 15.5°C (+1.7°C Above 1981-2010 Average)Average Min: 10.0°C (+1.8°C Above 1981-2010 Average)Overall Average: 12.7°C (+1.7°C Above 1981-2010 Average)


    Rain: 83.2mm (141% Of Normal)Wettest Day: 13th (15.2mm)Sunshine: 103 hours (95% Of Normal)


    Air Frosts: 0Sleet/Snow Falling: 0 daysSnow lying at 0900: 0 daysDry Days: 9Wet Days: 22Days With Rain >1.0mm: 13Days With Rain >10mm: 3Thunder Days: 0Days With Fog: 0


    Year 2013 So Far (Jan - Oct)


    Warmest Max: 26.9°C (on 18/07/13)Coldest Max: -0.1°C (on 16/01/13)Warmest Min: 18.3°C (on 02/08/13)Coldest Min: -8.3°C (on 17/01/13)


    Average Max: 14.1°C (Equal to Running 1981-2010 Average)Average Min: 7.3°C (-0.4°C Below Running 1981-2010 Average)Overall Average: 10.7°C (-0.2°C Below Running 1981-2010 Average)


    Rain: 417.8mm (77% Of Normal)Wettest Day: 13/06/13 (16.2mm)Sunshine: 1510 hours (106% Of Normal)


    Air Frosts: 24Sleet/Snow Falling: 38 daysSnow lying at 0900: 18 daysDry Days: 138Wet Days: 166Days With Rain >1.0mm: 93Days With Rain >10mm: 13Thunder Days: 8Days With Fog: 15


    The warmest October since 2006 and wettest since 2004. The mean minimum temperature of 10.0°C was the highest since 2006, with only four days recording a minimum temperature below 7°C in the entire month.


    The first 9 days were very warm indeed with a mean temperature of 15.0°C, beaten only by 1995 and 2011. The 7th and 8th were particularly pleasant days with plenty of sunshine and temperatures reaching 20.8°C and 20.4°C respectively. The minimum temperature of 14.9°C on the 4th was also the 4th warmest in October in 34 years of records.


    From the 10th temperatures were closer to average but felt rather cool due to a nagging north-easterly wind. It was also notably dull and wet with 43.6mm falling from the 10th-16th. The 13th was a particularly unpleasant day with persistent rain totalling 15.2mm. The wet weather continued into the second half of the month, though southerly winds returned and saw warmer temperatures and more in the way of sunshine.


    The final five days of the month continued the unsettled theme but were much cooler. The minimum pressure reading of 976.8hPa on the 28th was the lowest of the year so far.


    Overall a generally mild, but rather wet October with no great extremes.

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