Scots weather station in new November temperature record

Dumfries and Galloway’s Eskdalemuir observatory has experienced its warmest November temperature on record.

A view of 
Eskdalemuir Church. Picture: file
A view of Eskdalemuir Church. Picture: file

A temperature of 16.3C (61.3F) was recorded in the observatory shortly after midday.

Met Office station manager Peter Harvey said that the normal maximum temperature in the area would be around 10C or 11C.

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The last record was set on 7 November 2003 when the Eskdalemuir stood at 15.7C.

Harvey explained: “We’ve got a generally mild air stream over the country anyway.

“We were lucky enough we had a quick clearance of the fog this morning and we have pretty much had clear skies and just very light winds. That has allowed the temperature to rise to this record level.”

News of the record break comes in the midst of an unusually mild start to the month.