Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 2014 – Summary

October 2014 proved to be our wettest and windiest on record with 154.8 mm of rain and an average wind speed of 11.8 mph.

While it was hurricane Gonzalo that hit the headlines, it was the after effects of tropical storm Fay that produced the strongest winds and the heaviest rain early in the month with 26.8 mm of rain falling on the 5th and winds gusting to 60 mph on the 6th, both record highs for the month of October.

There was a brief rest bite with calmer and drier conditions prevailing until the 15th during which temperatures reached 16.8°C on the 10tha record high for October.  The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo arrived on the 16th bringing more rain and strong winds, conditions which latest through to the end of the month.

Other records of note for the month of October were the highest heat index (16.0’C) and apparent temperature (16.8°C) plus the highest daily temperature range (13.2°C), all recorded on the 10th. Thelowest humidity (58%) for October was recorded on the 14th.

Statistical Summary

Temperature (°C):
Mean (1 minute)  10.7
Mean (min+max)   10.8
Mean Minimum     8.2
Mean Maximum     13.4       –               Record high for the month of October
Minimum          3.5  –       12th
Maximum          16.8   –      10th         –              Record high for the month of October
Highest Minimum  12.2  –      18th
Lowest Maximum   10.8  –     28th         –              Record high for the month of October
Air frosts       0

Rainfall (mm):
Total for month  154.8   –                           Record high for the month of October
Wettest day      26.8  –    5th         –              Record high for the month of October
High rain rate   91.4   –      18th
Rain days        24
Dry days         7
Days >= 0.2mm   –    24
Days >= 2.0mm –    16
Days >= 20.0mm –    1

Wind (mph):
Highest Gust     60.0         –    5th           –              Record high for the month of October
Average Speed    11.8                           –              Record high for the month of October
Wind Run         8816.2 miles             –              Record high for the month of October
Gale days        1                                     –              First gale to be recorded in October

Pressure (mb):
Maximum          1024.69   –     1st

Minimum          981.99  –       20th

Days with snow falling         0

Days with snow lying at 0900   0

Total hours of sunshine        76.5