The thermometer only rose to 12.9C (1.2C below average) on Tuesday thanks to minimal sunshine and a blustery westerly breeze. The rainfall for the past twenty-four hours was just 0.4mm. As a cold front crosses the area this morning there are likely to be further rain showers.
Due to cloud cover it has been a mild night with the thermometer not dropping below 8.7C being 5C above the 38-year average.
The barometric pressure has been falling for the past four days and reached a low of 999.7mb at 08.00 on Wednesday, the lowest for almost a month.
Wednesday dawned under leaden skies and intermittent light rain with the wind having backed into the southwest.