Climate summaries

These web pages are a source of information for those interested in the climate of the UK. The pages are updated each month to reflect the latest month's weather across the UK. A timetable for publication of the climate summaries is available below.

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UK last month

November 2014

The generally unsettled and mild theme of October continued through most of November, with only short periods of drier weather. Low pressure was often over or to the west of the UK for the first half of the month bringing rain and strong winds at times. However, with these winds frequently from a southerly direction, the month again saw well above average temperatures.

The provisional UK mean temperature was 7.6 °C, which is 1.4 °C above the 1981-2010 long-term average. This made it the fifth warmest November for the UK in a series from 1910, although November 2011 was warmer. Rainfall was well above average in many areas, with approaching double the long-term average in parts of Northern Ireland, eastern Scotland and southern England, but western and central Scotland, north-west England and North Wales were drier, so the overall UK rainfall total was 101% of average. Sunshine was rather below normal in eastern areas, but it was brighter further west, with a UK figure of 93%.

A maximum temperature of 18.7 °C was recorded at Writtle (Essex) on the 1st. A minimum temperature of -4.6 °C was recorded at Cromdale (Moray) on the 26th. In the 24 hours ending at 0900 GMT on the 7th, 122.6 mm of rain fell at Alltdearg House (Isle of Skye). A wind gust of 93 mph was recorded at Berry Head (Devon) during the 13th.

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Last updated: 3 December 2014