A very little rain – only just measurable!

After another very hot day with the thermometer rising to 26.3C, being 6.1C above average, but cloud built up late afternoon ahead of storms crossing the Channel. Sadly for those of us with gardens the bulk of the heavy rain was to the east of Marlborough, which received just 0.2mm of rainfall just after 03.00 on Thursday that brought the monthly total to 0.09mm when 58mm of equivalent rainfall has been lost through evaporation.

Due to the thick overnight cloud and latent heat in the ground, the past night was very warm with a minimum temperature of 15.8C being 5.7C above the 37-year average.

Thursday arrived with a totally cloudy sky and the light wind having veered into the northwest, a cooler direction.