With successive weather fronts crossing the country for most of the month it is not surprising that the mean temperature was 2.5C above the long-term average. It has been the 2nd warmest November since my records began in 1984.
Analysing the records since 1984 there is a slight but definite upward trend in the mean temperature for November over the past 20 years.
The warmest day was on the 6th with a maximum of 15.9C, which was 6C above the average. There were just three days when we had an air frost with a minimum of -2.9C on the 23rd. It was the second latest date in the autumn for the occurrence of an air frost.
The rainfall was 107.4mm that is 16mm above the long-term average with the wettest day producing 13.1mm on the 5th. There were only five totally dry days.
Cloud cover was continuous for many days, which meant that solar energy was well below average, just 80% of the total last year and strong sunshine amounted to 16.4 hours compared to 41.4 hours in 2014.
A major feature of the month was the number of days when we experienced very strong winds with gusts to 44mph on the 17th and nine days with gusts well above 30mph.
It has been a warm autumn with the mean temperature 0.2C above the long-term average. The mean temperature for the three-month period indicates an almost continuous upward trend over the past 20 years, increasing by around 0.3C.
It has been the driest autumn since 2011 with a total of 225mm, which is 16mm below the long-term average. The records show that 2006 was the wettest autumn with 401mm and 1985 the driest with just 116mm.