As before – sunshine and showers but less of the latter

The showers on Tuesday were infrequent and very light amounting to just 0.4mm with sunshine of 7.7 hours. The UV peak level was agin briefly into the Very High category.

Peak temperatures by day were below average (-2.8C) with a maximum of 19.9C as the wind had veered into the west, a cooler direction and much stronger, with a maximum gust of 28mph.

Wednesday morning followed a mild night when the thermometer did not sink below 13.4C (+1.6C) but total cloud cover after dawn obscured any sunshine early on in the morning.

The barometric pressure has begun to rise as the depression, now centred off the northern North Sea, eases away and an anticyclone edges closer.