The thick cloud persisted for most of Tuesday as a result of the air mass running around the top of the high pressure in the Atlantic before heading for the UK and picking up moisture as it travelled. There was minimal sunshine of 1.4 hours with brief, drizzle / light rain mid-morning not measurable.
The lack of sunshine and brisk wind from the west meant a cool day with the maximum of 19.1C being 2C below average.
The thick cloud overnight and minimal wind gave us the warmest night since 27th July with a low of 14.8C being 3.1C above average. This resulted in the warmest start to a day at 0800 this month with the thermometer reading 16.4C.