A little rain and a little sun on Thursday

Thursday was dry during daylight hours and the wind, much lighter and from the southwest rather than warmer south, meant the thermometer didn’t quite reach the average maximum rising to a peak of 13.4C being 1.2C below average.

There was a brief shower just before midnight and another heavier shower at 04.30 on Friday that in total amounted to 1.4mm.

The thermometer dropped to 9.4C just before midnight but the increasing cloud cover that brought the rain showers meant the thermometer then rose eagan by as much as 2.5C.

The cloud cover was continuous on Friday morning but at 08.00 was showing signs of thinning as the rain band eased away to the east.