A generally unsettled month, with Storm Aileen bringing strong winds, and Wales getting more than its fair share of rain

September was an unsettled month characterised by a succession of low pressure areas crossing the UK from the west. This active weather reached a peak early on 13 September when a deep depression crossed southern Britain. This was called Aileen, the first named storm of the season. A quieter spell of weather followed in the wake of Aileen as a ridge of high pressure edged in from the Atlantic. The unsettled, westerly type returned from 21 September, culminating in mixed weather patterns for the final weekend.

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