Boston enjoyed a ‘glorious and warm’ September - just a shame about the end

BOSTON experienced a ‘glorious and warm’ September – at least for the first three weeks.

The town’s weatherman Albert Kirkham said this period was then followed by heavy rainfall bringing more than half the month’s normal rainfall in just two days.

The highest maximum temperature, on the 9th, was 28.3C (83F). The lowest maximum temperature, recorded on the 21st, was 12.8C (55F).

On the 10th, the temperature fell no lower than 15.6C (60F) but on the 23rd it was as low as 2.8C (37F).

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 18.9C (65.9F) above the average 17.8C (64.2F) for September.

The mean minimum was 8.9C (48.3F) against the average of 9.4C (48.9F).

The town had less rainfall than usual, with 48.8mm (1.92ins) against the average of 56.0mm (2.21ins) across 13 days of measurable rain.

The greatest rainfall in one day came on the 24th with 17.5mm (0.69ins).

Townspeople enjoyed 173.8 hours of bright sunshine in September, more than the average of 153.5 hours. The sunniest day was on the 6th, with 11.1 hours.

There was one ground frost and three days with no sunshine at all.

The highest barometer reading in the town came on the 6th at 30.30ins – and the lowest was recorded on the 24th at 29.14ins.