Autumn and end of November Statistics

4 Dec 2017 02:10 PM

Despite the recent cold snap the autumn as a whole has turned out to be only slightly milder than average, thanks in part to a mild October.

There was below average rainfall, particularly for the south and east with close to average for Scotland and above average for north west England and Northern Ireland. Although Hazelrigg in Lancashire did see its highest daily rainfall on record with 73.6mm on November 22 which led to localised flooding in the area.

There has been little that is out-of-the-ordinary about the weather although it has been noteably sunny for many parts of the country. North east England and east Scotland saw 40% and 37% more sunshine respectively.

We haven’t had any notably low temperatures (nothing below about -7), and the snow-cover at a few stations is also not unusual for this time of year. Parts of the south-east have been rather dry, following on from a drier-than-average October.

 

Maximum temperature

Minimum temperature

Mean temperature

Sunshine duration

Precipitation

Autumn 2017

Act

Anom (8110)

Act

Anom (8110)

Act

Anom (8110)

Act

Anom (8110)

Act

Anom (8110)

 

degC

degC

degC

degC

degC

degC

hours

  %

mm

  %

UK

13.1

   0.3

6.7

  0.6

9.9

  0.4

252.7

  92

327.4

  95

England

14.2

   0.4

7.3

  0.6

10.8

  0.5

287.6

  94

217.2

  87

Wales

13.4

   0.3

7.3

  0.7

10.3

  0.5

226.4

  82

442.0

  99

Scotland

11.2

   0.2

5.5

  0.6

8.4

  0.4

207.5

  92

473.6

  99

N Ireland

12.6

 -0.1

6.3

  0.2

9.5

  0.1

219.6

  86

355.1

 110


November

The sunshine was one of the most noteable features of this month and it was ranked the 9th sunniest November since records began in 1929.  Most areas had above average sunshine hours, with the exception of west Wales, northern Scotland and west of Northern Ireland, but not as sunny as November 2016.

It was a colder than average month for the UK overall. Scotland and Northern Ireland were below average, England slightly below and Wales average. The month began very mild, with a few locations in northern Scotland recording their highest minimum temperature on record for November, otherwise there were generally cooler conditions.

Rainfall was below average for most, except for northern Scotland and north west England and North Wales with the south east being the driest area of the country.

November Figures

 

Maximum
temperature

Minimum
temperature

Mean
temperature

Precipitation

Sunshine
duration

Area

Act
degC

Anom
8110
degC

Act
degC

Anom
8110
degC

Act
degC

Anom
8110
degC

Act
mm

Anom
8110
%

Act
hours

Anom
8110
%

UK

8.8

  -0.3

2.8

  -0.5

5.8

  -0.5

105.8

  87

  71.2

  124

England

10.0

   0.1

3.3

  -0.5

6.6

  -0.2

65.7

  75

  84.1

  130

Wales

9.8

   0.2

3.7

  -0.2

6.7

  -0.0

142

  88

  56.4

  100

Scotland

6.6

  -1.1

1.5

  -0.8

4.0

  -0.9

162.6

  98

  55.8

  122

N Ireland

8.6

  -0.8

3.1

  -0.4

5.8

  -0.6

103.1

  92

  59.3

  110


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