Record-breaking warm weather in September

BOSTON saw two record-breaking daily temperatures for September – according to the town’s weatherman.

Albert Kirkham said September was ‘a glorious month for warmth and sunshine – despite the same month in 2006 being warmer.

The highest maximum temperature, on the 30th, was 28.9C (84F). The lowest maximum temperature recorded on the 22nd was 16.7C (62F).

On the 10th, the temperature fell no lower than 16.1C (61F) but on the 18th it was as low as 6.1C (43F).

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 21.1C (69.9F) below the average 17.8C (64.2F) for September.

The mean minimum was 11.7C (53.2F) which was above the average of 9.4C (48.9F).

The town had less rainfall than usual, with 30.2mm (1.19ins) against the average of 56.0mm (2.21ins) across nine days of measurable rain. The greatest rainfall in one day came on the 4th with 10.6mm (0.42ins).

Townspeople also enjoyed 183.3 hours of bright sunshine in September, more than the average of 153.5 hours. The sunniest day was on the 13th, with 10.5 hours.

There was just one day with no sunshine at all.

The highest barometer reading in the town came on the 28th at 30.30ins – and the lowest was recorded on the 12th at 29.34ins.