Will this be a record dry October?

The October of 2016 was the driest since my records began in 1984 with 31.5mm when the average was 86.6mm. The total rainfall for October 2017 was 31.0mm until just after 7.30am this morning when a brief shower, amounting to 0.3mm, raised the total to 31.3mm.

There was more welcome sunshine yesterday with a total of 4.95 hours. The temperature recovered from a very cold start to reach 15.6C, exactly 1C above the October average.

Late afternoon the cloud began filling in that arrested the decline in the temperature so that the thermometer did not fall below 11.3C.

This morning is predominantly cloudy with gusty winds and that very brief shower just after 07.30.