Brisk northeasterly makes it feel distinctly chilly

On Saturday, despite the brisk wind principally from the northeast, the 8.4 hours of sunshine lifted the maximum temperature to 10.2C, which was close to the average, just 0.2C below. The wind, peaking at 32mph, again produced a wind chill that made it feel 2C lower.

It was another dry day, the fifth this month, with the UV level edging higher giving a maximum strength of 3.3, the highest since 4th October and now firmly in the ‘Moderate’ category.

Sunday initially saw broken and thin cloud partly obscuring the sun but by 08.00 it was shining strongly having lifted the minimum temperature of 1.6C set at 03.53, which was 0.7C below the average, to 4.3C. Evidence of the brief ground frost quickly disappeared as the sun got to work.

The high pressure, centred over southern Scandinavia, continues bring us dry and sunny conditions and in fact has strengthened a little again over the past five hours to read 1026.0mb ay 08.00 Sunday.