November has been a windy and mild month with winds coming up from the south-west the majority of the time. November ended up being a much warmer than average month by 2.0c finishing at 8.4c on the CET and UK wide it was the 6th warmest November since 1884.
The highest temperature was on the 1st with 18.4 °C at Thornes Park (West Yorkshire) & Hawarden (Clwyd). The lowest temperature was -6.1 °C at Aboyne (Aberdeenshire) and Cromdale (Morayshire) on the 29th. On the 12th, 129.2 mm of rain fell at Skye Alltdearg House (Inverness-shire). On the 15th a wind gust of 92 mph was recorded at Needles (Isle of Wight).
Autumn 2020 (September, October & November) ended up warmer than average with average rainfall and below average sunshine. Below is the map with the driest areas in the UK.
Watford had a maximum temperature of 16.2c on the 1st and a minimum temperature of -1.8c on the 26th. There were 2 air frosts, rainfall during the month was 25.5mm which was quite a dry month. But the number of days that had rain was 17 days there were showers quite regularly in the SE of the country.
Looking ahead to December
December is initialing look cool to start with a cold spell at the beginning where snow might fall. The rest of the month could be dominated by westerly winds which means lots of rain for the west coast of the country.
Summary for November 2020 in Watford
Mean (1 minute) 8.8
Mean (min+max) 8.9
Mean Minimum 5.7
Mean Maximum 12.2
Minimum -1.8 day 26
Maximum 16.2 day 01
Highest Minimum 13.5 day 01
Lowest Maximum 7.6 day 29
Air frosts 2
Total for month 25.5
Wettest day 6.6 day 14
High rain rate 10.8 day 02
Rain days 17
Dry days 13
Highest Gust 22.1 day 01
Average Speed 1.2
Wind Run 874.9 miles
Gale days 0
Maximum 1033.7 day 05
Minimum 985.9 day 15
Days with snow falling 0
Days with snow lying at 0900 0
Met Office – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html
Met Office Summary – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries
Real-time Watford Weather – https://weather.andrewlalchan.co.uk/
Flickr Autumn Photos – https://www.flickr.com/photos/alalchan/albums/72157715981543523
Weather Outlook – https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twocommunity/
October – https://blog.andrewlalchan.co.uk/watford-weather-in-october/