Another soggy Sunday then another storm!

With rain almost all day on Sunday, amounting to 8.9mm, it was another rough day with strong winds again. The thermometer rose to 11.3C, which was 3.5C above the 38-year average in the cloudy conditions that allowed no sunshine to break through or no UV level to register.

The monthly rainfall total ism now 64.5mm, still 2.4mm below the February average. Strong e[winds existed all day with a peak gust of 46mph.

Clearing skies in the early evening allowed the thermometer to drop away to 3.8C at 03.39 on Monday before recovering to 6.6C at 08.00.

Yet again another day dawned with total cloud cover and strong winds, this time from Storm Franklin, centred to the north of Scotland. As this depression migrates southeastward to the Southern North Sea, the wind will back from Northwest to West and possibly Southwest later in the day.

Storm Franklin will be the third named storm in five days – a record according to the Meteorological Office.