October Drier and Sunnier

Armagh Observatory reports that October was drier and sunnier than average.

Precipitation amounted to 47.2 mm, that is, about 40% less than average for October.

The total number of hours of sunshine was 109.6, that is, about 25% more than average.

The mean monthly temperature was 10.1 degrees Celsius (50.3 degrees Fahrenheit), which is about average for October. There were ten nights with grass frost and two nights with air frost.

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 signarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk.

Last Revised: 2010 March 1st