Cooler November

Armagh Observatory reports that the weather in November was slightly drier, sunnier and colder than average.

The total precipitation amounted to 46.7 mm (1.84 in), that is, about 37% lower than the most recent (1981-2010) 30-year average. The wettest day was the 18th with 8.8 mm of rainfall.

The total number of hours of sunshine was 67.6, that is, about 16% more than the most recent (1981-2010) 30-year average.

The mean monthly temperature was 6.2 degrees Celsius (43.1 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, approximately 0.8 degrees C lower than average. The maximum temperature was 14.4 degrees C on the 19th, whilst the minimum air temperature was –1.0 C on the 25th. There were 19 nights with grass frost and 6 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

Last Revised: 2012 December 3rd