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UK last month
Most of October was warmer than average, though the second week was rather cooler, and the last ten days were especially mild relative to average, with a notable lack of frosts. At the same time, the month was predominantly unsettled in most regions, with no dry spells longer than a couple of days. However, sunshine was above average for most of the country, especially central and eastern areas.
The provisional UK mean temperature was 11.5 °C, which is 1.8 °C above the long-term average. Maximum temperatures were nearly 3 °C above average in parts of south-east England, while minimum temperatures were furthest above average in central Scotland. This was provisionally the 7th warmest October in a series from 1884. Rainfall was broadly near or above average overall, but it was rather dry in many east-coast locations, and parts of Northern Ireland were much wetter than average. The UK as a whole had 115% of average rainfall. It was a sunnier than average month for most of England, parts of Wales and the east coast of Scotland, but rather dull over western Scotland, with an overall sunshine figure of 114% of average.
The UK monthly extremes were as follows: A maximum temperature of 22.9 °C was recorded at Kew Gardens (Greater London) on the 29th. A minimum temperature of -3.8 °C was recorded at Aboyne (Aberdeenshire) on the 15th. In the 24 hours ending 0900 UTC on the 5th, 102.6 mm of rain fell at Honister Pass (Cumbria). A wind gust of 96 knots (110 mph) was recorded at Needles (Isle of Wight) late on the 31st.
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