November 2022 Weather in Durham – Very mild and unsettled

November banner : fireworks

The Weather at Gilesgate, Durham November 2022 A very mild November at Durham, with the first half being especially so, but as usual in such a mild month it was also very wet. The peak of the month’s warmth was on 11th November, when 16.5 degC was reached. The night of 11th November was the … Read more

Storm Warning – Storm Arwen threatens North East

WEATHER WARNING !! We don’t need to do this often here, but the North East of England is at threat from Storm Arwen, an extremely potent storm system that will affect us overnight on 26th/27th of November. Here is the advisory. Please take heed and keep yourselves safe. No doubt there’ll be the urge to … Read more

November 2020 Weather in Durham – Mild and Dry

Forgive me for saying it, but I found the weather of November 2020 quite boring in Durham. There were no extremes of temperature, no extremely wet days and even the normally strong and boisterous autumn winds had little to say for themselves. The month began with low pressure in charge, dropping 10.1mm of rain in … Read more

November 2019 Weather in Durham – Wet, Dull and Pretty Dreadful

Cold, Wet and Cheerless Once again I have poor weather to report for this month in Durham. Particularly, high rainfall totals again and an incredible dullness that depressed. I know that November is sometimes a cheerless month, but this one has been really rubbish. The weather has also been cold, with depressed maxima by day, … Read more

A Met Office Rainfall Graphic – Does it Help?

Here’s a graphic released by the Met Office, attempting to illustrate the wet weather we’ve had in the first half of November 2019. Now, the first half of November has been pretty wet. In fact 85mm of rain has fallen on Gilesgate since the start of November, continuing the soggy 6 months we’ve had. I … Read more

November 2018 Weather in Durham – Typical November Weather

As is usual at this time of year, there is much speculation about the winter to come. After the brief episode of snow at the end of October 2018, the usual suspects were predicting a snowy November. As is nearly always the case, the snowy November didn’t happen. Temperatures were mild in the first half … Read more

First really cold day of the season in Durham – Nov 21st 2018

Today was the first really seasonal day of the autumn. The wind was a cold north easter, with frequent blustery showers blowing in from the North Sea. Temperatures struggled to get to 7 degrees C on Tuesday 20th, then on Wed 21st we also had frequent hail showers. Precipitation totals were expected to reach nearly … Read more