1st: A chilly start, but early mist quickly clearing to reveal a fine day with good spells of sunshine. Cloud amounts building through the afternoon, but a fine sunset to end the day. Max. 13.7 °C Min. 8.5 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 23.5 mph Sunshine 7.1 hrs

2nd: A largely cloudy day. Milder though but with a freshening breeze. Max. 17.4 °C Min. 10.3 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 30.4 mph Sunshine 0.5 hrs

3rd: A fine day. Rather cloudy at first, but some limited spells of sunshine. Becoming mild by the afternoon. Max. 17.9 °C Min. 10.0 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 17.4 mph Sunshine 3.1 hrs

4th: Continuing fine and dry with some spells of sunshine. Mild for the time of year. Max. 19.8 °C Min. 11.5 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 17.4 mph Sunshine 7.2 hrs

5th: Another fine day. Mild for the time of year, but remaining largely cloudy with only brief glimmers of hazy sunshine. Max. 18.7 °C Min. 6.7 °C Rain 3.5 mm Gust 19.9 mph Sunshine 0.3 hrs

6th: Rain contining through the morning, heavy at times, becoming lighter and patchier through the afternoon. Cool. Max. 8.6 °C Min. 3.2 °C Rain 4.4 mm Gust 25.5 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

7th: A fine day with good spells of sunshine and feeling mild by the afternoon. Max. 12.8 °C Min. 6.9 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 9.4 mph Sunshine 4.8 hrs

8th: A fine day, albeit staying largely cloudy and with the breeze picking up later. Max. 16.2 °C Min. 9.5 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 19.2 mph Sunshine 1.4 hrs

9th: A fine day with some good spells of sunshine. Mild with prolonged spells of sunshine. Max. 19.8 °C Min. 8.6 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 19.5 mph Sunshine 11.1 hrs

10th: A very warm day for the time of year with prolonged spells of sunshine. The warmest October day locally since 2011.  Max. 23.5 °C (official figure 22.9°C) Min. 12.7 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 22.4 mph Sunshine 10.6 hrs

11th: Another fine day, but with the wind tending to freshen later in the day and with one or two spits and spots of very light rain towards evening. Max. 21.0 °C Min. 11.9 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 30.9 mph Sunshine 2.4 hrs

12th: Another fine day and feeling mild from the outside. Continuing windy as a consequence of Storm Callum passing to the north-west. Max. 17.9 °C Min. 14.5 °C Rain 0.0 mm Gust 37.1 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

13th: An exceptionally mild day for the time of year. However, staying largely cloudy with a brisk wind. Max. 24.4 °C Min. 11.0 °C Rain 10.4 mm Gust 36.5 mph Sunshine 3.9 hrs

14th: Heavy rain during the morning, easing off through the afternoon but remaining cloudy. A noticable contrast to the 13th. Max. 13.5 °C Min. 8.1 °C Rain 11.0 mm Gust 26.6 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

15th: A grey picture for much of the day with further outbreaks of mainly light rain. Max. 12.2 °C Min. 9.7 °C Rain 1.5 mm Gust 23.9 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

16th: A misty start with some drizzly spells through the morning, becoming drier but not brighter later. Max. 15.0 °C Min. 10.9 °C Rain 0.3 mm Gust 9.8 mph Sunshine 0.0 hrs

17th: A fine and settled day with some limited spells of sunshine. Max. 16.1 °C Min. 8.0 °C Rain 0.1 mm Gust 10.7 mph Sunshine 1.7 hrs

Note: The data contained in this weather diary have been obtained from the automatic weather station and do not constitute official records. Click here to access the official Met Office records.