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OCTOBER 2005 daily and monthly summary

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OCTOBER 2005
November 2005

Note A total hosepipe and sprinkler ban remains in effect in the Mid Kent Water supply area as at 31st October
1st - 7th Sunshine and showers on the 1st. Sunny spells on the 2nd with high pressure building which drifts across the UK on the 3rd bringing some fine weather at first, but followed by a period of increasing anticyclonic gloom. The 6th was a sunless day, the 7th a little brighter.
8th - 14th The 8th was a very mild and bright day. A cold front passed through in late evening, heavy rain in Scotland but negligible rainfall in the extreme SE. Clear skies and a warm surge on the 10th brought the highest October temperature here since 2001. The overnight low of 16.4ºC on the 12th was the warmest October night since recording began here in 1983. A low pressure moving N across the English Channel brought two bands of rain, the 13th and 14th were very dull.
15th - 17th A fine, and mostly sunny spell with some morning mist. The high of 21.2ºC on the 15th marks the latest date in any year that 21ºC has been reached here since recording began in 1984.
18th - 25th Increasingly unsettled but mild with heavy showers, sunny spells and blustery conditions. Thunder heard on the 19th. A deep depression on the 21st takes the barometer down to its lowest reading since April. On the 24th a vigourous low with complex frontal systems brings mild, stormy and wet weather across the UK. Squally downpours early morning on the 25th.
26th - 31st Remaining very mild night and day, and more settled than of late. The high of 20.2ºC on the 27th was the latest date in any year that 20ºC had been reached here since recording began in 1984.....but that record was broken only 3 days later.

 OCTOBER 2005 - MONTHLY SUMMARY
 TEMPERATURE
 Average Maximum 17.3
ºc 
(+2.4º)
 Average Minimum 10.7
ºc 
(+2.8º)
 Monthly Mean 13.5
ºc 
 
 Highest Maximum 22.3
ºc 
(10th)
 Lowest Minimum 3.5
ºc 
(3rd)
 Days with Min<=0ºc 0
 
   
 
 AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
 Lowest Wind Chill 3.3
ºc 
(3rd)
 Highest Heat Index (THW) 22.2
ºc 
(10th)
 Highest Sun Index (THSW) 27.4
ºc 
(10th)
    
 
 RAINFALL
 Monthly Total 58.0
 mm
(68%)
 Rainy Days (=>0.2mm) 16
 +2
 Wet days =>10mm) 1
 Dry Days 15
(-2)
 
 Highest Daily Total 14.0
 mm
(24th)
 Highest Rain Rate 32.0
 mm/hr
(19th)
   
 EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION
 Highest Daily 1.45
 mm (25th)
 Monthly Total 27.6
 mm
 WIND
 Monthly Average
1.4
 mph  
 Highest Gust
28
 mph (25th)
 Dominant Directions SSW  (26%)
calm  (22%)
SE  (15%)
ESE  ( 8%)
     
 SUNSHINE
 Sunniest Day
c. 9
 hrs (10th)
 Maximum Solar Rad.
746
 W/m² (1st)
 Avg Daily Solar Rad.
116
 W/m²  
 DEWPOINT
 Average at 14.00h 10.9 ºc
 Highest Reading 15.6 ºc   (1st)
 Lowest Reading 1.7 ºc   (3rd)
 RELATIVE HUMIDITY
 Average at 14.00h 71 %
 Lowest Reading 42 %  (9th)
 Monthly Average 82 %
 BAROMETER
 Monthly Mean 1014.3  hPa  
 Highest Reading 1031.4  hPa (3rd)
 Lowest Reading 994.1  hPa (21st)

* = deviation from 20 year average. The monthly mean is calculated from all logged temperatures and is not the simple mean of the average minimum and maximum.
THW = Shaded Heat Index calculated with cooling/warming effect of wind and humidity to give an apparent temperature.
THSW = Unshaded Heat Index calculated with cooling/warming effect of wind, humidity and full direct sunshine to give an apparent temperature.
EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION is drying effect due to sun and wind, and is equivalent to "negative rainfall"

   OCTOBER 2005
TEMPERATURE ºc
HUMIDITY
SOLAR RAD
PRESSURE
RAINFALL
WIND SPEED
DIRECTION
DATE
Minimum
(21-09h)
Maximum
(09-21h)
RH %
at 14.00
Dewpoint ºc
at 14.00
% of max
(Noon GMT
)
hPa †
at 14.00
Day Total
(mm)
Average
(mph)
High Gust
(mph)
Dominant
(Compass)
 
1st
10.2 16.4 57 6.5 90 1013.2 fs 1.3 2.0 17 SSW
2nd
8.4 14.8 54 4.7 37 1024.7 rs 0.0 1.9 18 N
3rd
3.5 15.4 66 8.3 14 1030.7 st 0.0 0.1 7 N
4th
8.8 17.4 65 9.8 24 1029.3 fs 0.0 0.4 10 N
5th
10.3 16.6 78 11.9 9 1025.7 fs 0.0 0.5 10 N
6th
13.2 15.2 85 12.3 12 1023.1 fs 0.0 0.0 5 N
7th
13.6 18.5 70 12.6 25 1018.0 f  0.0 0.1 7 SE
8th
10.9 19.1 66 12.4 46 1013.7 fs 0.0 1.9 18 SSW
9th
6.1 16.9 43 3.4 72 1021.0 fs 0.0 0.6 10 SSW
10th
7.4 22.3 58 13.1 62 1014.6 fs 0.0 0.6 13 SE
11th
13.4 21.8 65 14.2 61 1010.5 fs 0.0 0.8 16 SE
12th
16.4 18.2 89 14.8 13 1010.1 st 6.3 1.1 16 SE
13th
15.0 15.7 88 11.1 17 1018.4 rs 1.8 0.9 16 N
14th
11.8 15.2 86 12.6 13 1026.4 st 0.0 0.2 7 WSW
15th
12.9 21.2 54 11.3 66 1024.9 fs 0.0 0.3 12 ESE
16th
6.7 19.5 57 10.5 68 1019.5 f  0.5 0.4 12 SE
17th
10.3 19.5 77 14.5 52 1020.4 fs 0.3 0.0 7 SE
18th
7.7 13.0 72 7.5 29 1013.5 fs 1.8 0.4 12 SE
19th
10.7 15.8 72 10.0 22 1007.3 fs 5.6 1.2 16 SSW
20th
9.3 16.1 59 7.8 63 1008.5 st 8.9 2.3 16 SSW
21st
10.3 15.8 63 8.4 72 994.5 st 2.5 4.0 24 SSW
22nd
10.9 15.8 70 9.9 91 999.9 rs 0.0 1.8 18 SSW
23rd
6.5 15.2 70 9.0 38 1013.3 rs 0.0 0.8 13 SSW
24th
9.6 16.2 89 14.0 11 1008.2 fs 14.0 5.5 27 SSW
25th
14.1 16.4 70 10.3 47 1002.6 rs 5.3 7.0 28 SSW
26th
12.8 17.9 84 14.3 21 1014.2 st 0.3 2.2 14 SSW
27th
11.6 20.2 65 12.7 65 1009.1 fs 0.0 1.5 18 SE
28th
13.1 17.5 71 12.0 20 1010.0 rs 1.5 2.2 18 SSW
29th
9.3 17.1 92 14.0 9 1008.6 fs 0.8 0.8 13 SE
30th
15.4 20.3 69 13.7 38 1004.8 st 0.5 2.7 20 SSW
31st
12.1 13.9 92 11.7 5 1004.1 st 6.6 0.7 14 SE
 
   
Solar Rad(iation) reading indicates the state of the sky (approximately) at just after 12h00 GMT as below:
1 - 10 = Dull overcast; 11 - 20 = overcast; 21 - 49 = cloudy; 50 - 74 = hazy or interrupted sunshine; 75 - 100 = bright uninterrupted sunshine
† Barometer trend: f = falling, st = steady, r = rising; q = quickly, s = slowly

'WIND ROSE' PLOT FOR THE MONTH
Wind Rose
The 'petals' represent wind direction and the length represents frequency, i.e. in this case winds from the SSW were the most common, followed by the N.

The colours represent the strength of the wind, with black being weakest through blue then lighter colours (cyan, light green, yellow, magenta, red) being stronger.

This data excludes 'calm' readings.