November 2016 - Sunny so far but cold by night

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Nicholas Gardner
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November 2016 - Sunny so far but cold by night

Post by Nicholas Gardner » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:51 pm

This November is continuing as October ended by turning out to be rather a sunny month so far. A big improvement on last year's November which ended up the dullest of any month (49.1 hours) I have recorded since setting up my sunshine recorder in 2006.

The relatively high amount of sunshine this month has meant for slightly warmer than average days but a plethora of starry nights has pulled the mean temperature right down to below normal.

1st - 13th November 2016:
Mean minimum = 3.3°C
Mean maximum = 12.4°C
Mean = 7.9°C
Rainfall = 39.8 mm
Sunshine = 62.2 hours (66% of the total possible).
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Re: November 2016 - Sunny so far but cold by night

Post by Len Wood » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:52 pm

Rainfall here to 15th is 36.6 mm
Running somewhat below average.
Average total for November is 113 mm.
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Re: November 2016 - Sunny so far but cold by night

Post by Richard Hunt » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:31 pm

Same up here, great clear nights for observing, but a few cold overnight minimums too.


Mean Max: 9·4c

Mean Min: 3·6c

MEAN: 6·5c

Air frosts: 2

Ground frosts: 6


Rainfall (to the 16th): 38·5mm
COL Station: 25020

N 53°54'.185". W000°10'.235"

10m AMSL

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Re: November 2016 - Sunny so far but cold by night

Post by Nicholas Gardner » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:52 pm

Richard Hunt wrote:Same up here, great clear nights for observing, but a few cold overnight minimums too.
Richard, hasn't been so sunny recently with the total today (24th) down to 56% of the possible sunshine but that is still above the average.

Despite the cloud and rain, we still managed 18 hours of sunshine for the last 7 days. Monthly total now at 90.3 hours. A few cloudy/milder nights have brought the mean minimum temperature up a little to 4.8°C, still a whole degree below normal.

Looking at the forecast, some good amounts of sunshine to come for the next few days. My sunniest November since 2006 was 108 hours. This month is likely to beat that.
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Near Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth - Devon
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