Frost and wind chill – must be winter!

The very strong wind on Monday, gusting most of the day above 30mph with a peak gust pf 34mph, produced a wind chill. Although the maximum of 8.1C was exactly average it felt more like 4C for much of the day. A clearing sky late afternoon meant the thermometer dropped away to -1.1C (2.6C below average) at 06.02 early on Tuesday producing another air frost.

Tuesday began bright but yet again another weather front is approaching with its advance cloud soon after dawn obscuring any brightness. The thermometer had risen a little to -0.5C by 08.00. The barometric pressure is currently very high with a reading of 1023.2mb at 08.00, that is producing a temporary ridge of high pressure so a mainly dry day in store. The wind today will be much calmer and be predominantly from the southwest.