While some summer months saw rainfall well above average, autumn has come with little more than half the average for October.
Bury St Edmunds weather recorder Alan Messem logged only 28.7mm over the month, which was 54 per cent of the 1961-1990 regional average, though there were 10 days with more than 1mm which was a day more than average.
Alan says October’s wettest day was Monday the 5th with 9mm, when rain started around breakfast time.
Another4 mm fell over the following two days, making almost half of the month’s total. Then only 2.2mm fell in the next twelve days to the 19th.
Compare that to August 26 when he recorded 37.4mm falling in less than six hours.
This was only the fourth October since 1992 with less than 30mm of rain.
Alan says the 10-month total for the year so far, at 476mm, is 10mm below the average.