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Glorious colours make up for dull October

By Rebecca Black

The stunning colours of autumn may look anything but dull, but that's exactly how Armagh Observatory has termed last month.

October 2017 has been reported as the dullest October at Armagh since 1946.

The Observatory recorded the average temperature was approximately 11.7 degrees Celsius, which is 2.2 ºC warmer than the long-term (1796-2010) average.

The warmest day was recorded on October 15 when the highest maximum air temperature was 18.6 ºC, while the coldest day was recorded on October 30 with the temperature taken at 11.9 ºC.

But with a total of just 58.8 hours of strong sunshine, October was much duller than the average of 94.2 hours of strong sunshine.

Other observations recorded at Armagh included geese flying over the city on the morning of October 16.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has forecast a mostly dry and cloudy day today with a few bright spells with a maximum temperature of 10 ºC.

However, some areas in the west of the province may be affected by patchy light rain, turning a bit more persistent in the evening.

The outlook for the weekend is expected to see temperatures turning colder, with a mixture of sunny intervals and showers, before turning wet and windy on Monday.

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