A distinct chill in the air on Thursday

The cold front brought cooler air as it’s name implies and a change in wind direction from southwest to west, also a cooler direction. As a result the thermometer struggled to reach 11.6C on Thursday being 2.5C below the 38-year average. In the morning to was gusting to 35mph.

Clearing skies, after much sunshine during daylight hours, brought a cool night with the thermometer dropping to a minimum of 1.2C. This was also below average for April (-2.5C) that produced a temporary ground frost.

The barometric pressure is beginning to slowly rise as high pressure edges in from the west with a reading of 998.2mb at 08.00 under cloudy skies.