Sunday, 12 October 2008
Last of the Summer Days?
Time to get the potatoes in before Autumn truly arrives. Although temperatures above 20 Celsius in October are not unusual, after the disappointingly cool September in London, this short warm spell is much welcomed. The maximum temperature of 22.2 Celsius today is over 1 degree warmer than any maxima recorded during September, and is the highest this late in October since 2001. There were only 4 days during August that were warmer, 13 days in July and 7 in June. In October 1921, the first 11 days of the month had maximum temperatures above 21 Celsius, and on the 5th and 6th of October in that year the high was close on 29 Celsius at several places in London, including Kensington Palace, Greenwich, Camden Square and St James's Park.