Driest November for 13 years

November 2007 was the driest since 1994 with only 38 per cent of the long-term average. The mean minimum was equal to the long-term average whilst the mean maximum was 0.

November 2007 was the driest since 1994 with only 38 per cent of the long-term average. The mean minimum was equal to the long-term average whilst the mean maximum was 0.3C above.

Temperatures during the day for the first 11 days were well above the long-term normal and 10C was exceeded on every day but the 8th. It was also noticeably mild for the first three nights and for the nights of the 7th, 8th and 10th. Temperatures were below normal from the 12th to 19th and air frosts were recorded from the 15th to 17th . Ground frosts were particularly sharp on the 15th,16th and 17th as a result of clear skies, but it was milder at night on the 18th and 19th. Near-normal daytime temperatures from the 20th to 22nd (with very mild temperatures at night) gave way to below normal recordings for the next five days. Ground frost occurred on the 24th and 27th. The last three days were milder than normal.

High pressure brought dry weather for the first nine days except for light rain on the 8th. Further light to moderate rain fell on the 10th (2.4mm), 13th (1.4mm) and 14th (2.6mm) , but high pressure reasserted itself for the next three days. The only wet spell of the month occurred from the 19th to 23rd when a total of 15.4mm was recorded: the heaviest falls being of 5.4mm on both the 20th and 22nd . Light showers fell on the last four days of the month.

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Minimum on grass -9.2C, Nov 16

Mean temperature of the month 6.5C

No. of air frosts 6

No. of ground frosts 14

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Total rainfall 5.4mm

Below Morley (39 y) average by 42.0mm

Total 2007 rainfall to 30 November 683.9mm

Normal Morley (39 y) rainfall to 30 November 575.6mm

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Total sunshine n/a

Just like October, there were two wet consecutive Tuesday's.

Like October, November's wettest days were also two wet consecutive Tuesday's, the 13th and 20th.

Tuesday 13th saw 10 mm to 20 mm almost everywhere but 26.9 mm Thorpe St Andrew, 24.4 Buxton, and 21.6 mm Calthorpe. Tuesday 20th was less wet at around 5 mm to 10 mm, but 17.0 mm Toft Monks.

November county average 48.0 mm was around 73% of average, and identical to November 2004.

Highest monthly totals: 69.3 mm Buxton, 69.3 Glandford, 67.6 Gorleston, 67.4 Thorpe St Andrew, 66.8 Wolterton Park, 66.3 Fakenham, 65.5 Calthorpe, 65.5 Spixworth.

Lowest monthly totals: 30.6 East Harling, 30.7 Downham Market, 32.3 Thornham, 32.4 Saham Toney, 32.5 Wreningham, 33.8 Heacham, 34.0 Wells, 34.7 Pulham St Mary.

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