November was a little warmer that average and a little wetter, but also very quiet with little in the way of wind. The total wind run for the month was 730.7nm, which is about a third of the average for November.
The average temperature was 9.1C which is at the top end of the “normal” range but not exceptional – it is the third-warmest November we have recorded here. The minimum of -1.6C on the 25th is not unusual for November, but it is the lowest temperature we have seen so far this year – because of the very mild (but wet!) start to 2014.
We recorded 101mm of rain which is above average but, again, not exceptional. The wettest day was the 8th with 13.2mm, and we recorded rain on 27 days out of 30 – though one of those was frost melt (which still counts as precipitation).
So far, 2014 is still our wettest year on record with a total of 910.2mm: the equivalent figure in 2012 was 898.6mm. However December 2012 brought 109.6mm of rain, with a total for that year of 1008.2mm, so whether that record will be broken in 2014 is still anyone’s guess at the moment.
Finally, a chilly spell toward the end of November reduced the average temperature for autumn to 12.8C, making it our second warmest autumn behind 2011 (13C). Nonetheless 2014 is still set to be our warmest year yet, with our year-to-date average currently at 12.1C – about a degree higher than we would expect at this point.