Calm, dry weather persists

Friday was predominantly cloudy with just four hours of sunshine that limited the temperature rise to a maximum 16.9C being 1.7C below average. The wind was mostly light and from the southwest with a maximum gust of just 16mph. It was the eighth consecutive dry day thanks to the continuing effect of the high-pressure system centred in the eastern Atlantic.

The thermometer fell way to a minimum very early on Saturday with a minimum of 11.6C at 01.10 being 2.4C above average.

Saturday was initially quite cloudy and dull but by 08.00 was beginning to brighten with hazy sunshine through thin cloud. The temperature had recovered to 13.5C at that time.