The depression just to the east of the UK brought the Arctic plunging down across the country on Thursday with very strong winds. The wind increased all morning with a maximum gust of 37mph that was recorded at 13.05. It was a dry day as the barometric pressure was beginning to rise damping out any shower activity.
Temperatures by day and night were again depressed due to the cool air with a maximum 14.1C being 4.6C below average and with clear skies overnight a minimum of 4.3C just after dawn, which was 4.9C below average.
Saturday saw the sun greet the morning as it rose above the horizon and was soon shining strongly and continuously.