2.7C – that’s cool – especially for June, but not quite a record

The maximum on Saturday eased upwards a trifle to reach 19.3C at 16.17, however, this was the fifth consecutive below average at -1.3C. The UV level for the second day reach the ‘Very High’ category.

During the evening the warmth slowly drained away into the atmosphere and for almost four hours in the early hours of Sunday hovered around 3C with a minimum of 2.7C at 04.22, which is very low for June and a significant 7.5C below my 40-year average. It was the coldest June night since 2010 when a low of just 1.4C was logged.

Sunday arrived with glorious sunshine that had lifted the temperature to 12.8C at 08.00.

We are still, and will continue for three more days, under the influence of the low pressure over Scandinavia that has been bringing the very cool air from near the Arctic.