Second Wettest November Since 1838

Armagh Observatory reports that the weather in November was wetter, sunnier and milder than average.

Precipitation amounted to 171.8 mm (6.76 in), which was more than twice the average for the month. Last month was therefore the second wettest November since 1838 and the wettest since 1852 (188.4 mm = 7.42 in). The third wettest November was 1890, with 163.8 mm of rainfall, or 6.45 inches.

The mean monthly temperature was 7.3 degrees Celsius, that is, about one degree more than normal. The maximum temperature was 14.7 degrees on the 21st, whilst the minimum was -2.4 C on the 30th. There were five days with air frost and twelve days with grass frost.

The total number of hours of sunshine was 71.6, that is, about 25% more than average.

These data refer to observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the weather at Armagh since 1795.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: John McFarland at the Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; jmfat; URL:

Last Revised: 2009 December 2nd