Weather Report – September 2017
The weather in Plymtree during September continued in the same vain as the second half of the summer, namely generally unsettled. However, having said that, daily totals on the whole were not significant. The total rainfall I measured for the month was 83.1mm. The average (1981-2010) at Dunkeswell Airfield is 81.6mm. This means that we received 102% of the Dunkeswell average. The wettest day of the month was the 3rd with 15.0mm. There were 18 rain days (rainfall ≥ 1mm), which compares to an average of 10.6 days for Dunkeswell, and only 9 completely dry days. The highest temperature I recorded during September was 21.7°C on the 4th. The lowest temperature, 1.7°C was recorded on the 22nd. The strongest wind during September occurred during the early afternoon of the 11th when a gust of 39.6mph was recorded. The strongest wind recorded during the passage of Storm Aileen was 37.4mph at just after midnight on the 13th.