Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.
There was a chilly start to October with a couple of ground frosts on the 2nd and 3rd. After that the weather turned milder and quite changeable. Rainfall up to the 18th was near normal for October.
The mean temperature was 0.8C above average. The reason it has been so mild is due to quite warm overcast nights with little chance for temperatures to drop under clear skies.
October 2019 (to the 18th)
Mean Max 14.2C 0.4 above average
Mean Min 7.6C 1.2 above average
Mean 11.0C 0.8 above average
Rainfall 61.9mm 69% of average
Sunshine 42.9 hrs 46% of average
September started with little rainfall up the 21st (only 10.6mm), but there were several spells of heavy rain during the last 10 days of the month: 58.6mm (23rd to 24th) and 58.4mm (27th to 30th) producing local flooding.
Overall September was a very wet month with 145.5mm of rainfall, and mild again – continuing the mild wet autumn.
Mean Max 18.9C 0.6 above average
Mean Min 10.1C 0.4 above average
Mean 14.5C 0.5 above average
Rainfall 145.5mm 240% of average
Sunshine 134.1 hrs 107% of average
As October becomes November, it looks to be largely settled and dry with a mixture of cloud and sunshine. Any spells of rain are likely to be confined to the far northwest.
Clear conditions at night may allow temperatures to fall a little below average with overnight frosts and fog patches likely. During November, there is a chance of more unsettled conditions with some rain or showers possible at times, however there is high uncertainty this far ahead.
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