Windy and warm!

The strong southerly drift of air on Saturday saw the thermometer soar to 17.2C being 3.1C above my 40-year average and made it the the warmest day since 13th October. The mild weather continued overnight that saw the thermometer not fall below 10.2C at 05.14 early Sunday.

The day was dry, the first this month and the UV level peaked of 4.4, which was at the top end of the ‘Moderate’ category.

Sunday saw the continuation of the strong winds, likely peaking around midday well up to 40mph. Cloud built up after 07.45 as a warm front began to cross our area so little sunshine until later this afternoon. The air was still warm as the thermometer read 11.1C at 08.00.

Storm Kathleen is now to the northwest of Ireland and slowly losing its effect over the UK only to be succeeded by another depression approaching for Monday. The barometric pressure has recovered slightly to read 1006.2mb at 08.00, the highest this month.