5C below average and wind chill – that was cold!

Thursday was a miserable day being wet almost all day and the maximum temperature of 5.1C was 5.3C below the 36-year average. The strong wind, initially from the Northeast gusting to 25mph, produced a wind chill so that it felt more like 3C. The rainfall total of 2.8mm was modest considering that the precipitation continued almost continuously for eight hours.

The wind slowly backed from the northeast into the north around noon and later in the afternoon into the Northwest.

As the skies cleared late evening the thermometer dropped to give a minimum of -1.9C at 07.01 Friday and produced a sharp frost.

Friday, thankfully after all the rain, began with strong sunshine after dawn.