A little warmer by day and night

Thursday saw the thermometer rise to 12.1C, the warmest day this month and 1.6C above the average. Likewise overnight, thanks to cloud cover from an approaching weather front, the thermometer did not sink below 8.1C being 5.8C above the 38-year average.

It was another day with the southerly air flow producing a warmer air current and a maximum gust of 21mph, the lowest for a week.

Friday dawned with total cloud cover as the next weather front had crossed the south coast. It associated rain band was just 30 miles south of this area at 08.00 and due to arrive within the hour.