Hot November day smashes 70-year Sheffield weather record

Autumnal scenes on Psalter Lane in Sheffield.
Autumnal scenes on Psalter Lane in Sheffield.
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Sheffield recorded its hottest November temperature in almost 70 years last month.

Figures from the Museums Sheffield weather station at Weston Park show that the mercury hit 18.1 degrees on November 1, slightly lower than the 18.4 degrees reached on November 4, 1946.

November 11 had the warmest November night temperature, at 13 degrees, since 1972.

It was also the wettest November since 2012, with a consistent 24 out of 30 days having some rain.

In total 101.8mm of rainfall was recorded, which is above the average of 93mm.

Alistair McLean, curator of natural sciences at Museums Sheffield, said: “In 2014 the very end of October was really warm and this year it just squeezed into November but it has cooled down since.”

Nationally, it has been predicted 2015 will be the UK’s warmest year on record.Alistair’s calculations show that is unlikely to happen in Sheffield.

He said: “It would have to be 16 degrees every day in December for us to come close.”