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Frome’s weather statistics for October

REPORTINGdirect from his own weather station in Frome, our local meteorologist, Michael Cooper, has all the facts and figures for Frome’s weather in October.

Weather statistics for Frome October 2017.

Rainfall:

Rainfall for this October = 49.5 mm. The average for Frome in the  past 17 years stands at 107.4 mm. So this October is lower than the October of  2016  total of 53.5 mm. Also this October is almost half the Frome 17 year average for the second year running.

All readings were recorded from a Met/Check Cu Rain gauge i.a.w. Air Ministry Form 1122.

Temperature:

Highest D.T.T. = 17 Degrees C recorded at 3pm on 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th October.

Lowest D.T.T. = 10 Degrees C  recorded at 3pm on Monday 30thOctober.

Highest N.T.T. = 15 Degrees C recorded in the night of 13th/14th, 14th/15th and 15th/16th October.

Lowest N.T.T. = 4.0 Degrees C recorded in the night of 29th/30thOctober.

Another very interesting statistic recorded at 8am on Monday 16thOctober, was an outside temperature in the S.S. = 18 Degrees C .

Also at 7am on Monday 30th October, 1.0 Degrees C was recorded with a white air frost to roofs and car wind screens.

It is worth noting that the average daytime temperature for October 2015 = 13.7 Degrees C.                                                                                             October 2016 = 13. 17 Degrees  C.                                                                                       October 2017 = 14.58 Degrees C.

So this October 2017 was warmer and dryer than 2016, and a so-called,  better month for rainfall and temperature than the wet and cold September of 2017.

All temperatures were recorded from within a S.S. from two different thermometers.

Air pressure:

Highest Barometric Atmospheric Air Pressure = 1029 mb, recorded on Friday 27thOctober.

Lowest Barometric Atmospheric Air Pressure =1004 mb,  recorded on Thursday 19th October.

Wind speed:

Highest Wind Speed = 44 mph, Vector Direction S.E. recorded on Monday 16thOctober.

This was the wind speed recorded on my three anemometers from the down graded hurricane into a tropical storm.

It is very unusual to see a hurricane, (Ophelia, Category 3) travelling in a northerly direction. As it travelled N.E. towards Ireland, it was downgraded into a tropical storm, having lost power due to a considerable  drop in sea temperature.

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