seasonal Averages and Totals for Autumn 2016

*Anomaly figures compare values to 30 year averages*

Anomaly

Date

Temperatures

(ยบ C)

Mean seasonal

11.1

+0.4

Warmest day

28.2

13/9

Coldest day

4.2

8/11

Average maximum

14.5

+0.3

Warmest night

17.2

7/9

Coldest night

-4.1

30/11

Average minimum

7.6

+0.4

Lowest Grass Minimum

-8.9

29/11

Rainfall

(mm)

142.4

75%

Rain days > 0.2mm

23.0

21/11

Wet days>1.0mm

Very wet days > 5.0mm

5

Sunshine

(hr)

Total

291.2

115%

9.5

1/9 3/10

Days without sunshine

13

Days with:

Air frosts

4

Snowfall

1

Ground frosts

16

Snow lying

0

Fog

1

Gales

0

Thunder

2

Hail

0

Some brief comments on the climate statistics for Autumn 2016

  • This was the coolest autumn in Coventry since 2012 (9.7C); only 5 autumn seasons have been cooler since the Millennium (2003 2007 2008 2010 2012).
  • It was the driest autumn since 2011 (110.2mm) with only four autumns drier in the past 30 years (1996 2003 2011).
  • It was the sunniest autumn in Coventry since 2012 (306.3hr); only 3 autumns have been duller since 2002 (2013 2014 2015).