Fourth wettest day in October

The extensive rain associated with Storm Barbara gave us many hours of rain on Wednesday that amounted to 14.0mm. This brought the monthly total to 149.3mm, which is 63mm above the 36-year average and only 10mm below the all time record set in 2004.

Although the wind direction was variable and light during daylight hours it returned to a southerly in the late afternoon and late evening produced a gust of 23mph. The wind direction in the early morning started from the east and throughout the day slowly backed into the north, then west and finally south during the evening as the centre of the low pressure relocated across the country to the east.

The maximum of 14.2C was 0.4C below average but due to the cloud cover overnight the minimum of 11.0C was 3.9C above average.

Thursday morning saw variable cloud easing away towards the eastern horizon with the sun obscured, but bright.