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Rain free days and warmest for a month

The start of the month brought a distinct change from the weather experienced in August. There have been ten continuous days without rainfall and maxima some 3C above the 30-year average for September. The wind strength has been very light with a maximum on the first of just 15mph and several days the maximum registered in single figures. The amount of direct sunshine recently has been equal to that recorded in late July with seven or eight hours.

Warm, little wind and spider’s web problems

With the pressure gradient very low due the anticyclone sitting over the UK there was little wind yesterday. A maximum of 9 mph just after 0900 was the strongest gust but the wind reduced as the day progressed and dropped out completely later in the afternoon.

Overnight of the 7th / 8th there was no wind. As happens in these autumnal days a spider or spiders wound a web around my lower anemometer, on a pole high above the roof line, such that with light winds it was put out of action yesterday until I spotted it and removed the web.