Huddersfield Weather Watch for September 2013

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:28:00 BST

Driest September for 10 years

University of Huddersfield Weather Watch - September 2013 Temperatures for the month were slightly cooler than the average expected for September, however only 30% of the expected rainfall for the time of year fell.  The average figures are those recorded by the Applied Sciences weather station since 1990.

The monthly mean temperature was 13.76˚C nearly half a degree lower than the average figure for September of 14.22˚C.  The warmest day of the month was Wednesday 4th with an average temperature of 19.3˚C, the highest maximum temperature of 25.6˚C was recorded on also recorded on this day.  The coldest day of the month was Tuesday 17th when the average temperature was 9.6˚C.  The lowest minimum temperature for the month was 5˚C recorded on Saturday 7th.

A total of 40.6mm of rainfall was recorded during the month compared to the average figure for September of 60.6mm making it the driest September since 2003.  The wettest day of the month was Thursday 5th with 12.6mm of rain (31% of the month’s total).  Fifteen days of the month escaped rainfall, the driest spell falling between Monday 23rd and Monday 30th inclusive.

The mean wind speed for the month was 9.22km/hr.  The highest mean wind speed was 23.4km/hr recorded on Sunday 15th.  The highest gust of wind for the whole month was 86.76km/hr recorded on Sunday 15th.

The prevailing wind direction for the month was south west.

  •  The Weather Watch is complied using data the University’s Weather Station by Julie Walker, Resource Centre and Environmental Technician, in the University’s School of Applied Sciences.

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