November and Autumn 2018

Weather Report – November 2018 and Autumn 2018

In Plymtree November 2018 was a generally wet month, although having said that the month started with a couple of dry days and there was a period of 8 days around the middle of the month that were completely dry. The total rainfall I measured for the month was 160.9mm. The average (1981-2010) at Dunkeswell Airfield is 115.9mm. This means that we received 139% of the Dunkeswell average compared to only 47% in 2017. The total autumn (Sep, Oct and Nov) rainfall I recorded was 274.9mm which compares to an average of 315.1mm at Dunkeswell or 87% of average. The wettest day of November was the 9th with 22.5mm. There were 17 rain days (rainfall ≥ 1mm), which compares to an average of 14.8 days for Dunkeswell. The highest temperature I recorded during November was 14.4°C on the 6th. The lowest temperature, -4.1°C was recorded on the 2nd. The strongest wind during November occurred during the early morning of the 29th when a gust of 41.8mph was recorded.

Mike Ayles