Temperatures “rocking” high

Tue, Oct 27, 2009

Climate Change


 Today was even hotter than yesterday here on the South Coast – in fact 7c warmer than normal for this time of year at 20c. As well as having wonderful sunny days this week, the nights have been really warm – almost too hot and I have been sleeping with the window wide open.

Average night temperatures for late October in this area are between 4c (39f) and 7c (45f) but this week they have hovered between 8c – 14c – double the expected normal figures.

This means there is no sign of that dreaded enemy of the garden – Jack Frost. He hasn’t shown his face down here since last April – hope he stays away as much as possible this winter as I plan to leave some of the plants that I normally bring indoors on my south facing, protected patio.

Take a look at this web-site if you want to find out when your first and last frosts should normally happen http://www.gardenaction.co.uk/main/weather1-result.asp

Eastbourne’s regular dose of sun earnt it the coveted title of the sunniest place in the UK awarded by the Daily Telegraph. This was based on February 2009 sunshine hours when Eastbourne received 78 hours whilst Orkney in Scotland, a mere 29. In 2008 the town received 1848.6 hrs of yellow rays.


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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Karen - An Artist's Garden Says:

    I have so enjoyed this October, this time last year there was snow on the mountain-tops, and this year we are in T-shirts, makes up for the lack of summer we had here in Wales, and the large amount of rain we had when the rest of the UK seemed to be having drought conditions.