University weather watch - November 2012

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:34:00 GMT

parkin pigs There was above-average rainfall during November 2012, with very few days escaping rain. And  temperatures for the month were nearly half a degree cooler than the average expected for November.   But the wind speeds for the month were much lower than average.   

The monthly mean temperature was 7.15˚C, almost half a degree cooler than the average figure for November of 7.64˚C,  making it the sixth coolest November since our records began.  The warmest day of the month with a temperature of 12.7˚C was Tuesday 13th; the highest maximum temperature of 16.4˚C was recorded on Tuesday 20th.   The coldest day of the month was Thursday 29th with an average temperature of 1.5˚C, the lowest minimum temperature of -1.7˚C was also recorded on this day.  The temperature fell below zero on 4 days of the month. 

A total of 97.4mm of rainfall was recorded during the month compared to the average figure for November of 74.8mm making it the eight wettest November since our records began.  The wettest day of the month was Saturday 24th with 19.6mm of rainfall (26.2% of the month’s total).  Only five days of the month escaped rainfall, the driest spell falling between Tuesday 13th and Thursday 16th inclusive.

The mean wind speed for the month was only 8.93km/hr compared to the average figure of 11.7km/hr recorded since 2004.  The highest mean wind speed was 22.68km/hr recorded on Thursday 22nd.  The highest gust of wind for the whole month was 104.04km/hr again recorded on Thursday 22nd

The prevailing wind direction for the month was southwest.

The average figures are those recorded since 1990 from the school of Applied Sciences weather station.


The monthly University of Huddersfield Weather Watch is compiled and written from data gathered at the University’s weather station by Julie Walker, Resource Centre and Environmental Technician, in the School of Applied Sciences.


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