SEPTEMBER 2016 - WARM AND DRY, BELOW AVERAGE SUNSHINE.
WEATHER: After a changeable start, mostly fine and settled with a notable short heatwave in mid-month. Winds mainly light except towards the end of the month.
TEMPERATURE: Mean 2.05 °C above average. Second warmest September in these site records with only 2006 warmer. A short hot very hot spell from the 12th - 15th, with a new site record high September temperature of 30.5 °C on the 13th. Also some extremely mild nights in the first half. Temperatures returned to normal in the last week.
RAINFALL: 17.6 mm, 34% of site average. 9 days with rainfall recorded, and a near dry spell from the 17th - 28th. Rainfall was mainly light and short-lived, with no thunderstorms during the month.
SUNSHINE: 131.9 hours, below average. The 11th - 15th was very sunny. There were two dull spells of weather in the month; at the beginning and especially from the 16th - 20th, 2 days with no sunshine.
Full monthly stats for September 2016.