Click on the weather station image to access current and past weather data for Ansty in 2021.
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MONTHLY SUMMARY NOTES OF WEATHER OBSERVATIONS IN ANSTY
October 2021: Very wet; Very Mild but some pleasant days too!
The unsettled theme at the end of September continued into October with a deep secondary low cartwheeling around a main depression to the north. October 2nd saw very breezy and very wet conditions. Low pressure continued to predominate. Torrential rain around midnight to early hours occurred on the 4/5th, resulting in some flooding further east especially in London.
The jet streams then shifted, and this allowed a plume of unseasonably warm tropical moist air to flood the country.
The period 7-14th of October was dominated by an anticyclone resulting in days that were often cloudy at first, after cool nights with fog and mist forming. There were some very heavy dews. Some days saw longer spells of sunshine.
The 19th saw an exceptionally mild night at 15.9 C and very warm moisture laden air was to dump an inch of rain on us on the evening and overnight. The next day saw another depression track right across Ansty bringing with it very torrential rain with a further 2inches of rain falling in a short time causing localised flooding – mostly in Tisbury. Three inches of rain in 36 hours is some going! All our watercourses in Ansty got into a spate and there was some flash flooding, but no real flooding issues. In Tisbury there were problems with flooding along the Sem/Nadder valley (including some houses) and under the railway arches – a known troublesome spot for repeated flooding.
As the depression passed over our area cooler air plunged down from the north on its back edge and temperatures dropped a good 5 degrees C from 16 C to 11 C. Fortunately the daytime hours of the 20th were dry, crisp, and sunny with a notable breeze. Cool nights and days followed but mild, moist tropical air returned (courtesy of another ridge of high pressure streaming it up from Atlantic off Spain and Portugal, bringing more mild, sometimes dull days (and nights) before a run of absolutely rain soaked depressions and their fronts swept swiftly across all parts of Britain over the last few days of the month.
October is best summed up as very wet, humid, and mild. Surely another month to join the long, long list of ‘warmer’ months? Rainfall was well above average and fell heavily in three sessions – at the beginning, in the late middle of the month and then again at the end. Otherwise, little rain fell in between! Over 3 inches of rain fell between the 19th and the 20th – an average month’s rainfall in 36 hours! The heaviest rain was accompanied by a squally wind and a few trees came down in our area. Another biblical rainstorm of over an inch in a very few hours accompanied a Catherine wheel -like depression as it tracked quickly over us early on the last day of October. Not surprisingly flood alerts were out in force for the River Nadder and its tributaries.
No frosts were recorded – another indicator of the looming climate change. Thirty years ago, there was always a frost or two by mid to late September, never mind October! These days we seem to get more frosts in the spring than at any time during the winters!
Will November be dull, wet, and dreary or will crisp and sunny days prevail? The betting is on the former!
Ansty Weather Station – October 2021 Statistics:
Temperatures: Average Minimum 7.8 C (Long Term Av: 7.3 C) Average Maximum 16.4 C (Long Term Average 14.4 C) Overall Mean: 12.1 C (Long Term Average 10.8 C)
Highest daily Max: 20.2 C (10th); Lowest daily Min: 13.5 C (21st) Highest nightly Max 15.9 C (19th); Lowest nightly Min 3.1 C (22nd)
Rainfall: Monthly total: 7.60 ins (193.04 mm) LTA 3.90 ins (99.06 mm); Wettest day: 2.08 ins (52.83 mm) 20th; Number of days when it rained: 14
Sunshine recorded: 15 days
Night (Air) Frosts recorded: No frosts recorded.
Average monthly atmospheric pressure: 1014.4 mb (generally very slack high-pressure conditions prevailed)
Average monthly humidity: 93% Very high humidity (yet again!)
Average monthly wind speed: 2.1 mph (3.4 km/h); Highest wind gust: 24.4 mph (39.26 km/h) on the 21st. which blew a couple of trees down in the parish. These figures would be easily doubled for more exposed locations in Ansty.
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