Weather and season
OCTOBER: October was regarded as a second “Indian summer” month. Daytime temperatures in this area were typically in the range 12 to 17ºC, with a high of 19ºC on the 6th. Nationally the mean temperature was 1-2ºC above the 1971-2000 average. The first half of the month was dominated by high pressure and the second half by low pressure. There was very little rain about in the local area and in the midlands & northwest England as a whole, just 50-70% of the October average was recorded. Quite surprisingly for such a mild month there was frost overnight on the 11th and 12th. British Summer Time ended on the 24th October.