October was much drier, sunnier and warmer in the first half than the second, according to the town’s weatherman Albert Kirkham.
The highest maximum temperature, on the 1st and 2nd, was 18.3C (65F). The lowest maximum temperature, recorded on the 27th, was 8.3C (47F).
On the 23rd, the temperature fell no lower than 12.2C (54F) but on the 27th and 28th it was as low as 1.1C (34F).
The mean maximum temperature of the month was 13.3C (56.1F) below the average 13.9C (57.5F) for October. The mean minimum was 6.1C (43.4F) against the average of 6.7C (44.2F).
The town had more rainfall than usual, with 64.8mm (2.55 ins) against the average of 50.6mm (1.99 ins) across 20 days of measurable rain.
The greatest rainfall in one day came on the 17th with 11.0mm (0.43ins).
Townspeople enjoyed just 108.7 hours of bright sunshine in October, less than the average of 120.7 hours. The sunniest day was on the 4th, with 8.7 hours.
There were 14 ground frosts, five days of fog and three days with no sunshine at all.
The highest barometer reading in the town came on the 23rd at 30.20ins – and the lowest was recorded on the 31st at 29.19ins.