Rainfall for 2014 passes 1,000mm

The rainfall total for 2014, so far, is 1,008mm making it at the moment the sixth wettest year since my records began in 1984 and we still have six weeks left to run this year. The thirty-year average is 845mm.
The barometer has been rising for the last twenty-four hours and currently stands at 1010mb, which is the highest since the beginning of the month. This limited ridge of higher pressure should bring a drier spell for the next couple of days.

Yet more rainfall

With another 10.8mm of rainfall within the last twenty-four hours the total for November is 84.1mm, which is close to the long-term average of 90.1mm. Yesterday was another dismal day with minimal UV value of 0.9 and no direct sunshine, the fourth such day this month. The upside is that temperatures by day and night continue to be above average and the soil temperature at a depth of 5cm is still high at 8.2C.

Very mild weather continues

As depressions continue to affect the UK the above average temperatures continue. Yesterday the maximum was 12.4C, which is 2.5C above the long-term average. Rainfall overnight was again in double figures, the fourth such occasion this month, with a daily total of 11.3mm bringing the total this month to 72mm. The maximum wind gust registered over the last 24 hours was 30mph.

11th brought much rain and little solar energy

Yesterday produced another day of considerable rainfall with the heaviest this month of 14.8mm. Being overcast all day, with heavy cloud, it was the lowest figure for solar energy since February 2014. There was no direct sunshine for the second day in November.