A little sun but much more rain overnight

For much of the day the mild air persisted with the wind from the west. The thermometer rose to a maximum of 10.8C, at 14.29 being 3.7C above average, then began to fall almost continuously, and is still falling.

Just before midnight the wind backed into the south and at 03.00 had rapidly backed further into the east as the next depression barrelled in from the west. Rain triggered the automatic rain gauge at 02.15 with the daily rainfall amounting to 9.3mm as measured in the 5″ copper rain gauge manually at 08.00. The total for January now stands at 97.8mm being 7.3mm above the 37-year average and to date, with two days to go, the wettest January since 2016.

At 08.00 on Saturday the thermometer read 5.1C but the modest breeze from the east produced wind chill so that outside it felt more like 2.9C. The sky is full of thick, low cloud from the weather front that is easing towards the east.