A sunny October resulted in wide temperature ranges leading to cold nights and the first frosts of the autumn.
The meteorological year starts in December which is why December appears as the 1st data point in the charts below. More information on the layout of the charts can be found in this post. Points lying between the upper and lower deciles are shown as open black circles, points lying between the deciles and minimum/maximum are shown as solid black circles and any month with a new record is shown as solid black squares.
Last month, I added a new chart for the Temperature Range. Now that I have 7 charts that I update every month, this is an awkward number to fit into the graphic so my intention is to rotate some of the charts around depending on time of year. Therefore the layout above is different from previous months. Next month, I expect to drop the Sunshine chart since this is of little interest in the winter months and replace it with the Frost chart. Having said, the 7th chart won’t be lost and as you can see, chart G to the right for this month is the Frost chart.
October was the 5th sunniest on record and the effect was to give our first cold nights of the autumn. This resulted a wide temperature on average between the minimum and maximum temperature and also some frosty starts to the day. Otherwise, temperature and rainfall were completely normal for this time of year.
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