A quieter day on Friday

Under the ridge of high pressure on Friday we enjoyed much quieter and warmer weather than Thursday as the thermometer rose to 13.0C, however this was still 1.5C below average during the 3.8 hours of limited sunshine. The wind had backed from northwest to west and less strong with a peak gust of 15mph. It was another dry day.

The temperature fell away to a minimum of 8.3C overnight being 1.2C above average under cloudy skies.

Friday arrived with total cloud cover after dawn and very calm conditions with the anemometers stationary for many hours after midnight.

The ridge of high pressure, resulting from the anticyclone centred over Brittany, gave a reading of 1025.7mb at 0800, the highest pressure since the 14th.