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Rain and more rain




Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

November started quite wet but also mild, and very overcast with little sunshine in the first week. The second week became a little colder with night frosts but also a lot more rain, leading to local flooding.

The cause of these changes was due to the jet stream in the Atlantic dropping further south at times, introducing colder but very changeable weather.

The second half of the month turned much colder with some frosts, but also some grey, overcast and quite chilly November days.

Floods on Abbey Park golf course,              by Paul Wilde

November 2019 (to the 24th)
Mean Max  8.4C  1.4 below average
Mean Min   3.5C   0.1 below average
Mean        5.9C    0.8 below average
Rainfall   130.1mm   167% of average
Sunshine  48.1 hrs  76% of average


There was a chilly start to October with ground frosts on the 2nd and 3rd. The weather then turned milder and quite changeable, with a further shift to colder anticyclonic weather towards the end of the month.

Rainfall was around normal until a period of heavier rain on the 25th and 26th; a combined fall of 32.2mm in 36 hours with local flooding.

October 2019
Mean Max  13.1C  0.8 below average
Mean Min   6.4C   exactly average
Mean       9.7C     0.4 below average
Rainfall    112.1mm  124% of average
Sunshine  90.1hrs  98% of average

As the month changes we’ll see some settled weather in the east with rain, strong winds and possibly gales continuing in the west. Through early December confidence remains very low but there could be a period of more settled weather across much of the UK.

This will bring drier conditions for many but there will be a chance of frost and fog developing for many areas through the night. Temperatures look to be around average for the time of year.

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