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Harpenden saw a sunny and dry October, say weather boffins

PUBLISHED: 12:28 06 November 2018

Rothamsted research, who collated the data. Photo: Danny Loo.

Rothamsted research, who collated the data. Photo: Danny Loo.

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October was relatively sunny and dry for the time of year with fluctuating, close to average temperatures.

Rainfall was 71mm, which is 10.68mm below average. We had 18 days with 0.2mm or more of rain and three with over 5mm.

The greatest fall was 31.4mm which fell on the 14th.

Sunshine was above average with 141.1 hours (the average for October is 111.7); the most was 9.7 hours on the 9th. There were three days without sunshine.

The October mean maximum temperature was above average at 14.9C (+0.83) and mean minimum was below average at 6.9C (-0.21).

The highest temperature was 22.8C on the 13th and the lowest was -2.6C on the 31st.

There were eight ground frosts.

• The average refers to the 30-year mean, 1981-2010.

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