WEYMOUTH just had its driest November since the records began, according to a local weather expert.
Despite this flurry of rain and snow at the end of the month, November was a dry month for the most part, with autumn 2021 being the warmest on record for Northern Ireland and the third warmest for the UK .
Our local weather expert Roger Willis said last November had been “very unique” for Weymouth and said it was the driest since the start of daily records measuring precipitation in the area in 1926.
Weymouth’s driest November on record came in 1933, when 17.3mm of rain was recorded. During the last ten years, the month of autumn has generally recorded an average precipitation of 94.6 mm.
However, in November, the seaside town only recorded a total rainfall of 13.1 mm.
Mr Willis said: ‘Weymouth has just suffered an extraordinary weather event.
âWith climate change, we can generally expect wetter winters and drier summers.
âIn fact, the average precipitation for Weymouth over the past ten years for November was 94.6mm. This average has changed little over several decades.
âThis year’s total precipitation at Weymouth in November was 13.1mm.
“It was the driest November since 1933, when 17.3mm was recorded for the month.”