Yesterday there was virtually no sunshine but bright intervals with a maximum of 7.2C. The sky cleared towards dusk and the thermometer dropped throughout the night to a minimum of -3.9C at 08.00, the coldest night for three weeks.
The winds having veered into a westerly direction brought a cooler day yesterday with a maximum of 6.2C, below average for February (7.1C), and an almost dry day with just a light shower amounting to 0.2mm. There was a welcome 2.6 hours of strong sunshine.
Yesterday was almost a repeat of the weather we experienced on saturday. There many hours of strong winds which peaked at 45mph (saturday peak was 46mph) just before 4.30pm and the almost continuous rainfall amounted to 7.8mm bringing the monthly total to 43.4mm (average is 65.3mm). The maximum temperature was 8.2C, just above the average for February but dipped overnight to a minimum of 2.7C at dawn.
Yesterday brought welcome relief after the storm on saturday, with two hours of strong sunshine. During the evening rain returned with a total for the twenty-four period of 7.3mm and a peak gust to 36mph.
This morning at 08.00 I recorded the lowest barometric pressure, of 982.4mb, since January 2015.
Yesterday was an appalling day with rain for over 20 hours and persistent strong winds. The daily rainfall total was 22.7mm, the wettest day since 24th July 2015 and with peak gusts of wind to 46mph late afternoon, the strongest for over a month. Overnight the cloud cover thinned allowing the thermometer to drop to 3.2C just before 06.00.