A little welcome rain overnight – the best time!

It was wall to wall sunshine on Sunday totalling 10.4 hours within which the UV level edged a little higher to reach a peak of 5.1, which is classed as ‘High”. As a result of the air mass brought on a southerly/southeasterly air movement the thermometer responded climbing to 19.3C, which was 5.2C above the 36-year average and the warmest day since 21st September.

Gardeners will be delighted to note that a modest shower of rain fell between 03.03 and 05.45 in the early hours of Tuesday morning amounting to 2.3mm being the wettest day since 15th March and the first wet day in April.

Tuesday arrived with the hang back of cloud from the cold front that traversed the area overnight. However, by 08.00 the sun began to breakthrough as the cloud thinned and blue appeared.