Cooler and cooler

The thermometer struggled to even reach 5.5C on Friday being 2.5C below average then falling back to 2.8C in the afternoon. The wind started the day from the west but backed into the south and south-southeast late afternoon and evening.

A weather front crossed the area after midnight that produced 10.0mm of rain, which started at 01.35 and lasted for over three hours bringing the monthly total to 17.6mm when the average is 91.8mm

Saturday arrived with a very red sky from a narrow band over the eastern horizon and full of foreboding for the coming day. There was a little brightness at first but the cloud cover was soon complete with the wind coming from the east-southeast.

The depression that has been with us for three days had its centre around the Midlands overnight but. will migrate southwards towards the English Chanel so the wind will continue to back into the east and northeast so another cool day is in prospect.