Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.
September started off changeable, with a little rain and some sunshine. The middle of the month was pleasantly warm with a mean maximum temperature of 19.1C – that’s 0.9C above the local mean. But the nights were quite chilly with an average minimum temperature of 8.9C; 0.7C below average.
Rainfall to the 20th was very low, only 10.6mm or 18% of the mean. The weather looked set to change as October begins, becoming much cooler and more unsettled.
September 2019 (to the 20th)
Mean Max 19.1C 0.9 above average
Mean Min 8.9C 0.7 above average
Mean 14.0C 0.1 above average
Rainfall 14.0mm 18% of average
Sunshine 116.1 hrs 93% of average
Temperatures were slightly above normal in August. The mean of 17.3C was 0.8C above the local mean. There was one very hot day on the 25th with a screen maximum of 29.9C.
Rainfall was again above normal for Alvechurch with 91.2mm, 175% of the 30-year mean. Above-average temperatures and rainfall fit in with the trend for a milder and wetter summer period locally.
Mean Max 22.0C 0.7 above average
Mean Min 12.6C 0.9 above average
Mean 17.3C 0.8 above average
Rainfall 91.2mm 175% of average
Sunshine 160.2 hrs 107% of average
Summer Averages 2019 (June, July, August)
Mean Max 21.0C 0.4 above average
Mean Min 11.8C 0.6 above average
Mean 16.5C 0.5 above average
Rainfall 320.9mm 186% of average
Sunshine 434.6 hrs 98% of average
Confidence in the forecast remains low into October. However, early in the month there may be some fine and settled weather with bright days, but mist, fog and increasingly some frost overnight. Wind and rain may spread across the Midlands as we go through the month. Temperatures are likely to be close to the average. Pretty much what should be expected at this time of year.
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