Almost 9C drop in temperature by day

On Thursday a cloudy, moist morning meant the sun did not make an appearance until after midday and during the afternoon the sky was hazy so the maximum of 25.5C was well down on the Thursday peak of 34.1C but 4.5C above the average. Light showers occurred late afternoon and overnight amounting to 1.8mm.

The rainfall for the past twenty-four hours amounted to 4.6mm that brought the monthly total to just 5.8mm however the equivalent rainfall of 44mm has been lost through evaporation.

Friday arrived with overcast skies under calm conditions and a brief intense shower at 07.20. The lower temperatures and modest rainfall has lowered the soil temperature at a depth of 5cm from a peak 24.2C to 20.5C on Friday at 08.00.