How strong is the sun in November?

Looking at the above question, “How strong is the sun in November?”, “How exactly would we, or even can we answer that question?”

It’s an interesting topic for sure and folk in the weather forums have commented, even in recent weeks, that it’s been t-shirt weather. Also, some made comments  such as, it’s warm enough to sit outside and eat your dinner. Unfortunately, since these comments, for my neck of the woods at least, it’s been the more accustomed November, gloom and drizzle.

However, the reason for this rant is that today, the sun has finally returned to the skies above Newbury. This is shown to good effect by the temperature data from my weather station, as below.

Air Temperature profile - 5th November 2011 through to 9th November 2011
Air Temperature profile – 5th November 2011 through to 9th November 2011

Ok, there are other factors at play besides the emerging sun, but the Davis plot illustrates the sun’s effect well. Besides, warming the immediate atmosphere, it can and does provide a feel good factor, which is invaluable in our hectic and sometimes, mundane little lives. After all, whether you live in the Arctic, India, the United Kingdom, Australia, wherever, nearly every individual in this globes 7 billion population and the impending winter to come; I would certainly welcome more of it.


Tony Powell

One response to “How strong is the sun in November?”

  1. “How strong is the sun in November?”, is a rather vague question, really. Not very scientific.
    The sun is the same strength as usual: its local effect is weaker than at high summer due to position etc….

    what interests me is that temperature profile…. and comparing it with other years. I posted a blog about Sunday’s weather as it was so warm for the time of year.

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