During the 7.2 hours of very warm sunshine on Wednesday the thermometer rose well above average (+2.6C) with a maximum of 23.7C being the warmest day since 26th July.
It was dry day with UV peak`in at a High level.
The past night was mild with the temperature no lower than 12.2C being 0.5C above average.
The barometric pressure has been falling with another depression now centred over the west coast of Ireland that has swung the wind into the southwest and increased the wind speed late Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday saw glimpses of very brief sunshine early morning before cloud thickens ahead of rain towards midday.