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Weather Report with Phil Thomas

Autumn has arrived

Posted on September 30 2018 at 12:45:30 0 comments

Sunny evening

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

As we went to press, September was continuing the warming trend for this year. There was a warm start with temperatures into the 20s, but things cooled down later.

It stayed mostly dry, with a few wet damp days towards the middle of the month.

There was a marked change in the weather from the 17th onwards, with two named storms with very strong winds up to 43mph locally.

Rainfall over this period was more than 35mm. Autumn is here!

September 2018 (to the 23rd)
Mean Max  18.9C  0.7 above average
Mean Min   10.3C   0.7 above average
Mean        14.6C    0.7 above average
Rainfall   50mm   82% of average
Sunshine  64.8 hrs  52% of average

August continued the warm weather from July, with a maximum temperature of 28.2C on the 7th. The weather then changed to a “more normal UK summer” with wind, rain and much cooler temperatures.

Because of the very hot first week, the mean temperature of 17C was still 0.8C above the local mean.

August 2018
Mean Max  21.9C  0.6 above average
Mean Min   12C  0.4 above average
Mean       17C    0.8 above average
Rainfall     51.4mm   98% of average
Sunshine  138.3 hrs  92% of average.

Summer 2018 (June, July, August)
Mean Max  23.2C  2.6 above average
Mean Min   12.2C  1.0 above average
Mean       17.7C    1.8 above average
Rainfall     81.6mm   47% of average
Sunshine  625.6 hrs  141% of average

The Met Office computer models suggest that periods of dry and fine weather are likely at times, especially in the south of our area. Occasional spells of more unsettled weather are likely, with a risk of wind and rain at times.

Overall daytime temperatures are likely to be average or slightly above, but the lengthening nights may lead to low overnight temperatures, with patchy frost locally.

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