A maximum temperature of 22?C and an average daily temperature of 15.5?C put the weather on a par with October 1995 and October 2001.
Frank Le Blancq, of the Jersey Meteorological Department, said: ‘For much of October southerly winds blew over the Island and the result was exceptionally warm weather, which was the main feature of the month.
It was the equal warmest October at St Louis since the start of records there in 1894.’ Mr Le Blancq said there were only three days, at the beginning of the month, that measured below average.
‘The lowest temperature of 8.7?C was recorded on the morning of the 4th – a very early date for the lowest temperature in October,’ he said.
A total 116 hours of sunshine came close to the October average of 120 hours and rainfall and fog recorded were both below average.
September was also a warm, dry month, significantly above average, with lengthy spells of quiet weather but with no records broken.
August, however, was the sunniest since 1976 with well over 300 hours of sunshine.