Back to cool, damp weather

For the beginning of May the maximum of just 12.8C on Thursday was a distinctly cool day being a significant 4.5C below my 40-year average. This was due to persistent low cloud and drizzle that draped the high ground all day. The limited rainfall amounted to 1.1mm.

The minimum overnight of 8.4C, being 1.4C above the long-term average, was thanks to the continuing thick blanket of cloud acting as a duvet limiting what warmth there was dissipating into the atmosphere.

Friday shrugged to dawn as the weather front is still wriggling over the south of England with its associated cloud and intermittent rain showers. The wind continues from the west and currently light but rise during the morning to a modest in strength.