5 November 2013 Update – The full month figures are available in our latest blog
Early statistics for October up to the 28th of the month suggest this October is likely to be one of the warmest in records dating back to 1910.
The mean temperature for the UK from the 1st to the 28th is 11.6 °C, which is 2.1 °C above the long-term (1981-2010) average. It’s currently ranked joint fifth warmest in the records, but this could change once the final three days of data have been included.
Mild temperatures were experienced across all parts of the UK – with October currently being in the top ten warmest for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, it was particularly mild in Wales, with this October currently ranked as the joint warmest on record alongside 2001.
There were no autumn heat waves through October, just a persistence of mild conditions – particularly mild nights – and frost has been rare through the month.
October 2013 is also notable because it was dull and, for most places, relatively wet. Sunshine hours are currently below the long-term average, while rainfall is already above ‘normal’ levels for everywhere apart from Scotland – which is about average.
Below are figures from 1-28 October, and we’ll update on the full-month figures early next week.
Below is a table showing statistics for 1-28 October, and we’ll update with full-month statistics early next week.
|October 1-28||Actual (°C)||Diff to Avg||Actual (hrs)||% of Avg||Actual (mm)||% of Avg|