Tuesday was a wet and breezy day that produced another 3.8mm of rainfall that brought the monthly total to 167.5mm, which is 81.9mm above the 36-year average. We have only had six totally dry days in October. The day started with the wind coming from the south but late morning it veered more into the southwest then west, gusting to a peak 21mph. There was one very brief burst of sunshine that triggered the sunshine recorder early morning then died away for thee rest of the day.
Temperatures were up a little on the Monday figures with a maximum of 13.7C being 1.C below average but a cloudy night saw the thermometer drop to 7.1C being exactly average for October.
Wednesday saw thin cloud that meant a bright start but no direct sunshine.