Storm Debi arrived producing a very mild night

Sunday was best forgotten as regards weather as it was a dull and damp day with more rain overnight. Another 13.8mm of precipitation was recorded that took the monthly total to 89.0mm, just 1.9mm short of the 39-year average for the whole of November.

The thermometer slowly rose to around 10C by mid afternoon and stayed thereabouts until around midnight when the wind changed into a southerly as storm Debi approached. At the same time the change in direction to south, a much warmer direction, saw the thermometer slowly climb during the early hours of Monday to 14.0C at 08.00.

The temperature of 14C at 08.00 on Monday was 3.8C above the average maximum and 10C above the average minimum. The remnants of cloud from the associated overnight weather front gave signs of breaking with brightness beginning to appear. However the wind strength had been rising since midnight with a maximum gust of 25mph, but forecast to rise further during the morning as Storm Debi closes in.