October 2021 Weather stats for the Western isles.

Hello and welcome to a look back at our weather in October 2021 – We cover the Western Isles and take a look at the rest of the UK’s weather further down in the blog.

October was another very wet month for the Western Isles. It was a fairly mild month and we also saw a dull month.

Stornoway airport and South Uist Met Office site stats.

Stornoway Airport recorded 44.3 hours of sunshine. The dullest October since 2012 which had 41 hours of sunshine. Stornoway Airport record 214.8 mm of rain.

South Uist recorded 194 mm of rain

SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles for October  

All sites recorded their wettest month of the year so far.

Creed Bridge – 248 mm

Birkie Hue – 247 mm

Laxdale Harris – 300 mm

Mill Croft – 263 mm

Daily records

We had one daily record during October Harris Qudinish was the wettest place in the UK on the 9th of October

Weather Warnings year to date

We had one yellow weather warning during October for Rainfall on the 31st October

The total number of weather warnings to date for the year for the Western Isles stands at 20. 

Yellow – 20

Amber – 0

Red – 0

A further break down of the warnings.

Wind – 7

Snow and Ice – 9

Rain – 1

Thunderstorms – 1

Wind and snow – 0

Ice – 2

The highest and low temps of the month

Stornoway 15.6C and South Uist 15.9C

Stornoway 2.4C and South Uist 5.1C

Temperature graphs for the month for Stornoway and South Uist

more here http://starlingsroost.ddns.net/weather/ukobs/ukgraphs.php?synop=03026&startdate=2021-09-30&starttime=00%3A00&enddate=2021-11-01&endtime=00%3A00&datatype=SYNOP

UK Weather

Sats from the Met Office show it was a mild month

Map of the UK showing average mean temperatures for October 2021 versus the long term average. The map shows above average mean temperatures across the vast majority of the UK.

This highlights how dull a month it was

more here https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/

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