At last, an above average day temperature!

As a result of a light wind from a southerly quarter on Monday, combined with 10.5 hours of sunshine, the thermometer rose to a maximum of 17.3C. This was 3C above the 37-year average and the warmest day since 29th September.

The sun is getting stronger as the UV level on Monday rose to a peak of 5.1 taking it into the ‘High’ classification and not seen since 10th September.

The equivalent rainfall of over 3mm is now being lost to the atmosphere daily due to evaporation from ground sources and plant life. The total lost this month is 37mm against rainfall of just 7.4mm.

Yet another air frost occurred overnight, with a minimum of -1.0C, which was 5.1C below average. The hours of sub-zero temperature were limited to just 3 hours last night as against previous nights when between 6 and 7 hours were logged and much more severe air frosts.