Sunday saw the temperature rise 2.8C above the 37-year average at 13.05 with a maximum of 9.8C, even though we only had 2.2 hours of sunshine.
Inevitably clear skies overnight brought an air frost with a minimum of -1.2C in the early hours being 2.5C below the average. However, after 06.30 on Monday the thermometer began to rise a little with a reading of 1.8C at 08.00.
Monday arrived with clear skies continuing and the appearance of the sun as soon as it rose above the horizon.
The barometric pressure has been rising again for the past twenty-four hours as another anticyclone approached the UK. The centre is just off the coast of Cornwall with a reading of 1038.4mb at 08.00, the highest for five days.