Top five wet Novembers

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The weather is much drier today with some sunshine for a change but it goes without saying that we've had an awful lot of rain this month.

Ray Garner who runs a rainfall station in Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire has recorded 328mm, over a foot of rain, making it the wettest November since he began taking measurements in 1996.

Ray's November average is 78mm.

His previous wettest November was in 2002 with 297mm. The wettest day occurred on 21st November 2009with 31.4mm and five days measured in excess of 25mm.

Across Wales the wettest November was in 1929 with 336.9mm. I don't think we will beat this but November 2009 will probably end up in the top 5 wettest Novembers exceeding the total rainfall in November 1954.

The Top 5 wettest Novembers (so far) are:

336.9mm 1929
283.1mm 1940
282.3mm 2000
282.1mm 1960
278.8mm 1954

Today's dry weather will continue tonight but with clear skies and light winds we are in for the coldest night of the Autumn so far.

Lowest temperatures 0 to -4 Celsius with a widespread frost, so if you have any tender plants in the garden cover them up or better still bring them indoors.

After a dry start tomorrow rain will move in later morning and during the afternoon. A little snow is likely too on the higher hills and mountains and it will feel cold and raw with a freshening wind.

So if you're off to the Winter Fair at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd make sure you wrap up warmly.

Mind you, the cold snap will be short lived and it's back to square one for Wednesday and Thursday.

A bit milder but wetter again with showers or longer spells of rain and before you ask, it's still too early to say whether if will be a white Christmas this year!

Derek

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