Another wet, windy and sunless day – blame Storm Aidan!

As Storm Aidan developed and moved up the Atlantic to the northwest of Ireland we were on the edge of the depression but it still gave us a very wet day with gusty wind from the southwest that backed into the south late afternoon. However, it was mild again with a maximum of 14.9C, which was 0.3C above the average when we are at the end of October. The cloud meant another mild night with the thermometer not sinking below 12.6C being 5.5C above average. We have now endured 7 sunless day!

Rainfall amounted to 3.8mm bringing the monthly total to 179.9mm, which is 210% of the 36-year average.

Saturday arrived dark and dreary with the wind strength increasing. A maximum gust of 31mph was logged at 06.27 and the direction now from the south-southeast.