A little sunshine brightened the morning on Friday

Friday morning brought 0.8 hours of bright sunshine although the cool, westerly wind tempered the temperature, after another cold night, with a maximum of 4.4C being 2.6C below average.

Rain arrived after midday and wet snow was observed at 14.24 turning thicker at 14.50 and heavy at 15.10. The precipitation total was 5.9mm bringing the monthly total to 21.5mm, being 24% of the 37-year average.

During the evening the thermometer dropped away to a minimum of 0.6C at 19.54 before rising a little to 0.8C at 23.00. Overnight, the advance cloud from the next weather front allowed the temperature to recover to 7.7C at 08.00 on Saturday.