Month Summaries

October 2005

Overview

A very warm October with below average rainfall. A total of 4 days saw maxima over 20C with another 26 days with maxima between 15C and 20C. The end of the month was particularly warm with 20.2C on the 27th and 20.6C on the 30th. The first half of the month was especially dry, with only about 7mm up to and including the 15th, including a dry spell from the 2nd to the 10th inclusive. October was the 3rd consecutive month with below-average rainfall: only 1 month in the last 14 (July) has exceeded the average for rainfall.

Temperature

Absolute Maximum23.2 °C10th
Mean Maximum18.0 °C (+3.5°C)
Mean (integration)14.0 °C
Mean ((max+min)/2)14.1 °C (+3.3°C)
Mean Mininum10.3 °C (+3.1°C)
Absolute Minimum3.4 °C2nd
Air Frosts0 (-0.7)

Temperature Distribution

Maxima (°C, days)
< -5-5 - 00 - 55 - 1010 - 1515 - 2020 - 2525 - 30> 30
0 0 00 1 24 4 0 0
Mean (°C, days)
< -5-5 - 00 - 55 - 1010 - 1515 - 2020 - 2525 - 30> 30
0 0 01 17 11 0 0 0
Minima (°C, days)
< -5-5 - 00 - 55 - 1010 - 1515 - 2020 - 2525 - 30> 30
0 0 211 14 2 0 0 0

Precipitation

Total62.2 mm (-23.1 mm, 72%)
Max Rain (Day)16.0 mm30th
Max Rate31.8 mm/hr19th
Days With
0.0mm0.2mm2.0mm20.0mm Snow FallingSnow LyingHailThunderFog
141780 ----------

Pressure

Mean1013.9mb
Maximum1030.3mb
Minimum993.9mb
20
°C
0.0
mm
67
%
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