Wednesday saw the thermometer soar to a maximum 21.9C, which was 7.8C above the average and the warmest day since 21st September. The very light winds, gusting to a peak po 13mph, came from the north east. The sunshine recorder logged 8.2 hours of sunshine with the UV level firmly in the ‘High’ category.
A mild night followed with a minimum of 5.7C at 06.36 Thursday morning.
The sun glowed red as it rose above the horizon through a misty atmosphere, lifting the temperature to 8.4C at 08.00 with the promise of much more sun during the day.
Update on Thursday at 19.00: thermometer soared to a peak of 24.2C at 15.49, which was a significant 10.1C above the average.