OCTOBER 2014 - WET AND WARM WITH LESS SUNSHINE THAN AVERAGE.
The month was largely dominated by Atlantic low pressure systems bringing regular and often heavy prolonged rainfall, although this became less so in the second half of the month.
TEMPERATURE: 1.85 °C above average monthly mean. The month was unusual in that the second half of the month was rather warmer than the first half. From the 16th onwards it was the warmest second half of October in these site records with a particularly notable high temperature of 22.1 °C on the 31st, the highest of the whole month. Many nights were especially mild.
RAINFALL: 131.8 mm, 161% of average. 22 days with rainfall and 15 with >= 1.0 mm. The majority of the rainfall, some 86%, fell from the 1st - 15th, the second half of the month being rather dry for October.
SUNSHINE: c. 91 hours, rather below average. Uncommonly the second half of the month was sunnier than the first half despite being very cloudy 23rd - 26th.
Full monthly stats for October 2014.