The fifth sunniest November since records began

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November was sunnier and drier than usual.

There were 87.5 hours of bright sunshine last month, 35 per cent above normal, making it the fifth sunniest November since sunshine was first measured at Ronaldsway in 1948.

Clearer skies meant colder nights and with the airstream often from more northerly sources daytime temperatures were also suppressed.

The mean temperature for the month was 8°C compared to the long term mean of 8.6°C.

The warmest day was the 11th with a maximum temperature of 13.6°C.

The lowest air temperature of exactly 0°C was measured on the 23rd which also saw the coldest of 7 ground frosts, recording a minimum temperature of -5.2°C on the grass.

Total rainfall measured 61.3mm (2.4 inches) at Ronaldsway, 40 per cent below the November mean.

The wettest day was the 5th when 15.2mm fell.

Some of the showers around the middle of the month were wintry, containing hail or sleet and the 19th saw a temporary covering of snow on high ground.

The mean wind speed at the airport was 14.3mph, the lowest November mean since 1990 and 2mph below the long term mean.

There were a few windy days though, the highest gust of 59mph was recorded in the gale on the 2nd.

There was no thunder or fog observed during the month.




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