Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 2014 – Summary

After the winds of August, September was a much more settled month with record low rainfall, high temperatures, and much calmer.

Throughout the month, the weather was warm and pleasant with temperatures exceeding 20’C on 4 occasions, the highest being 21.7’C on 17th. All the headline temperature records for the month of September were broken including the highest apparent temperature (22.9’C) and heat index (21.7’C).

Dry and fine conditions accompanied the warm weather with only 19.6 mm of rain falling on 17 rain days, making September the driest  month on record here at this station. There was also 94.4 hours of sunshine, yet another September record.

Winds were also lighter with an average speed of 7.3 mph and a wind run of 5278.2 miles, both records for the month of September.

Other records of note for the month of September were the lowest humidity (57%), and highest pressure (1029.19 mb).

Temperature (°C):
Mean (1 minute) 13.6        –        Record high for the month of September
Mean (min+max) 13.8     –        Record high for the month of September
Mean Minimum 10.8        –        Record high for the month of September
Mean Maximum 16.8        –       Record high for the month of September
Minimum 7.7        –        10th      Record high for the month of September
Maximum 21.7      –        17th      Record high for the month of September
Highest Minimum 13.3   –   1st
Lowest Maximum 14.4   –   23rd
Air frosts 0

Rainfall (mm):
Total for month 19.6       –       Station Record – Lowest ever monthly rainfall
Wettest day 7.2 – 23rd
High rain rate 40.0 – 25th
Rain days 17
Dry days 13
Days >= 0.2mm – 17
Days >= 2.0mm – 1
Days >= 20.0mm – 0
Wind (mph):
Highest Gust 48.0 – 25th
Average Speed 7.3            –        Record low for the month of September
Wind Run 5278.2 miles    –     Record low for the month of September
Gale days 0

Pressure (mb):
Maximum 1029.19     –      13th      Record high for the month of September
Minimum 1005.12 – 25th

Days with snow falling 0
Days with snow lying at 0900 0

Total hours of sunshine   94.4      –      Record high for the month of September