Even warmer on Wednesday

The gentle air flow from the southeast and many wall to wall of very warm sunshine saw the thermometer rise to 18.9C on Wednesday. This was the warmest day since 7th October and a significant 8.4C above the 38-year average.

No surprises to see the thermometer drop below zero overnight, with a minimum of -0.4C at 05.21 on Thursday. Due to clear skies any residual warmth from Wednesday radiated into the atmosphere without a duvet of cloud.

Thursday saw string sunshine as the sun rose above the horizon that lifted the temperature to 0C at 06.4 and 4.7C at 08.00