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Mild and wet month



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.

September 2019
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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