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To think this is a really warm October ?

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TheLostNights · 12/10/2022 18:56

Well, in London and South East?
Temps have been up to 19C and look to be that way well into the end of the month. I remember past years when it was really cold in October. Now it only seems to be in the morning and later evenings.

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TomTraubertsBlues · 27/10/2022 19:11

Topgub · 27/10/2022 18:40


The trend of warmer winters is predictable

The trend is yes.

But energy companies could not possibly know that this specific October would be a mild one. Even with a warming climate there will be milder and colder autumns.


ThingsIhavelearnt · 27/10/2022 19:14

I’m in the Sw my thermometer was reading 18 degrees outside the back door for most of the day and 22 indoors. In previous years I turned it on in September without a thought we said 31 st October was what we hoped to get to but the kids are now wanting to try to get to 15 th Nov


10speckledfrogs · 27/10/2022 19:18

NI here, don't think we have had a night below 4 degrees so far, some days very warm at 12 degrees

My cosmos, zinnia, lavender, calendula, poppies all still flowering happily - they have normally been killed by frost by now. My garden definitely doesn't think it's autumn yet.


strictlypro · 27/10/2022 19:18

I'm in Lancashire and I had to take my cardigan off while out today! Still wearing my flip flops! Can't believe I've not even thought about putting the heating on. It is really warm!


Crunchymum · 27/10/2022 19:24

We booked a last minute break (UK) and it's been picture perfect weather everyday. It did rain this morning but by Midday we were on the beach.


Crunchymum · 27/10/2022 19:26

Sorry posted too soon.

It's t-shirt weather when walking but you need a jumper on the beach. Its still very pleasant. We spent several hours on the beach today before it got a bit too nippy.

(We had a tent and layers and warm drinks and no-one swam but still)


Topgub · 27/10/2022 19:28


My point wasn't about this October specifically.


ChristmasFluff · 27/10/2022 19:28

The start of October is often warm like this - but the end?? Nope. I'm walking on the beach in t-shirts this week (Wales), and paddling in the sea. Not normal.


AliceW25 · 27/10/2022 19:36

Definitely warmer than the past few years. Last few years I have gone ghost tours/walks for Halloween and remember it was zero degrees in the evening. I was freezing and had boots, scarf, hat, gloves on! This year I'm in a thin coat and I've not really needed it.


Bunnycat101 · 27/10/2022 19:40

I think October is often nice but I’m sure October half term has been wet for a few years. It’s felt unusually mild the last few days. By November I’m normally wrapped up in a winter coat and hat but was hot today in a light mac.


twinkleteas · 28/10/2022 13:18

Really don't understand how people describe the weather as lovely. It's terrifying is what it is.


TheLostNights · 28/10/2022 13:24

It's really not normal and also weirdly disorientating. Feels like summer still when it isn't. Overnights are just as bad, so bloody warm.
Just want it to actually feel like autumn.

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sanityisamyth · 28/10/2022 13:25

South Wales and still got the windows open and the heating off. Lovely.


RoachTheHorse · 28/10/2022 13:28

This time last year was winter woollies by now. Just been out with the dog in a T-shirt and light jumper. And I was too warm 😭


Boxin · 28/10/2022 13:34

17 and gorgeous blue sky and sun in NW England today.
It’s been a very mild month, mid teens most days, which has given a much needed breather with the heating prices so that’s good. Probably not a good thing in the long run though, especially if it’s part of the ever increasing warming pattern.


balalake · 28/10/2022 13:52

I don't want it to feel like autumn at all, like not needing heating.


Coucous · 28/10/2022 13:54

It's definitely warm. I expected it to be freezing by now. I can go out without a jumper.


LadyApplejack · 28/10/2022 13:55

I think it's been a very pleasant October, sunnier than normal - but I wouldn't describe it as overly warm, or too hot to sleep at night?! I'm grateful not to need the hearing on as much tbh.


dottiedodah · 28/10/2022 14:05

SC here really warm ! Had window open and fan on .Seems more like early September ,the clocks go back an hour tomorrow .Enjoy it while it lasts ,nasty rumour could be turning colder next week!


Ohhelpicantthinkofaname · 28/10/2022 14:09

I think it’s been warm, at least where I live, at the end of October for years.

I judge it by how many layers you need when trick or treating. When my kids were tiny they needed coats under their costumes but since about 2014 that’s not been the case and they’ve been out with just their costumes or just a long sleeved T-shirt underneath. I have lots of pictures of them sat in the garden carving pumpkins in the sunshine.

this year isn’t an anomaly, but it’s definitely warmer for the last 8 or so years than it was before that.


Era · 28/10/2022 14:11

Its mild here. One year (either 2009 or 2010) we came back from fForida at the end of October half term and there was snow on the car at gatwick.


Mooloolabababy · 28/10/2022 14:17

East Mids here and it's definitely warmer than this time last year. I'm still in my spring jacket and this time last year I'd definitely got my big coat on!


JudgeJ · 28/10/2022 14:17

My garden looks like September, the dahlias are still have buds and the hanging baskets of fuchsias are glorious for example. I think that the very dry Summer has influenced the garden, they were getting no water for many weeks so when the rain did come, and it's warmer than usual, they're making up for the lost weeks of growth. I used to always dig up the dahlias at half term hoping to beat the first frosts but there's been no sign of frost yet.

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