A dry day at last!

After 20 consecutive days with rainfall it was a treat to enjoy a day without shower activity. Under a minor ridge of high pressure the thermometer recovered a little to reach 15.3C but this was still 2C below the 37-year average thanks to a modest breeze from the west. During the 5.8 hours of sunshine the UV level rose to 6.4, being at the top end of ‘High”.

Thanks to a drying breeze and several hours of sunshine the daily evaporation from the ground and plant life has increased with the equivalent rainfall of 2.37mm lost to the atmosphere on Tuesday.

Under clearing skies the temperature fell away steadily to reach a minimum of 4.2C at 04.58 on Wednesday.

Variable sunshine greeted Wednesday morning that lifted the thermometer to 10.2C at 08.00.