It's the last night of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Tomorrow is the first day of the meteorological Northern Hemisphere winter and after two fairly frosty nights, guess what? Yes, you've guessed it because now, the temperatures are refusing to drop as it has now clouded over from the west.😡
The earlier part of the day was bright enough, but only with a total of 1.1 hours of sunshine in the end at Edinburgh Gogarbank.
Believe or not, that has resulted in this month's final total being exactly bang on the 1991-2020 November average number of hours of sunshine at Edinburgh Gogarbank.
Tomorrow morning's 06z raw SYNOP data might confirm the actual final total to be slightly above or below that but either way, this has ended up being an average month in terms of sunshine.
However, today's total has also confirmed that this autumn will go down as being duller than average overall in this part of the world.
Meanwhile back on topic, today's unofficial daytime maximum temperature (unofficial because it is always the 24 hour daily maximum temperatures which are recorded and reported by the Met Office, rather than the 12 hour daytime maximum temperatures) were 6.2°C at Edinburgh Gogarbank and 5.7°C at the botanic gardens in Edinburgh.
The temperature here in Edinburgh as at 9pm GMT (21:00 UTC) was around 3°C, but that is no lower than what it was around 5pm GMT this afternoon, which was more than 4 hours ago.😡