Another dreadful, wet day on Sunday

The depression that has been with us for several days deposited another 15.9mm of rainfall over the area on Sunday, which brought the total for October to 111.8mm when the 36-year average is 85.6mm. After just four days in October it is currently the fifth wettest October that I have recorded since the station was set up in 1984. The record was set in 2006 with 131.9mm but with more depressions lining up to inflict more wet weather on us later in the week I wonder if that record might be broken.

Very sadly my sunshine recorder was overcome by the constant rainfall over the past three days so I will not be able to record any sunshine for the future, assuming we get some. By lunchtime on Sunday the recorder had clocked up 3 hours of sunshine when it had been raining constantly.

The thermometer on Sunday struggled to reach 10.5C, which was 4.1C below average. The thick cloud overnight meant the drop in temperature was just 2.3C with a minimum of 8.2C. being 1.1C above average.

The cloud associated with the recent depression is still with us on Monday but thankfully a little thinner.