October is officially the wettest month of the year so far in our back garden, beating January comfortably. We recorded 118.8mm of rain for October, and only 96.6mm for January.

This was achieved despite October recording warmer temperatures than May - average daytime maximum of 17.3°C compared to 16.3°C for May, and average nightime minimums were higher for October too - 11.4°C compared to 8.7°C for May.