Daytime warmth increases but another cool night

The wall to wall sunshine on Wednesday saw the thermometer rise above average with a peak of 18.3C (+1.2C) making it the warmest day of the month. We enjoyed almost 12 hours of strong sunshine and the UV level again rated as ‘High’.

The wind continued from a northeasterly direction but lighter than previous days that prevented the thermometer rising higher.

With a clear sky overnight it was not surprising to find the thermometer fell away steadily to reach a minimum of 4.7C just after dawn on Thursday being 2.2C below the 36-year average.

Bright sunshine greeted the arrival of Thursday, if a little misty, to start the day. The strong sunshine had lifted the temperature to 10.3C by 08.00.