Hard frost returns

Tuesday was the coldest day since the 2nd with a minimum of 4.9C being 3C below the average. The wind was very light, maximum gust of just 8mph, and had veered into the east and south-southeast overnight.

The thermometer dropped rapidly during the evening to reach a low of -3.2C at 21.41 before rising to -2.2C at 22.30 and stayed round that temperature for most of the night. Just before dawn the thermometer began to slowly rise so that at 08.00 on Wednesday the temperature read -1.0C.

Wednesday arrived with thin, high cloud and the barometric pressure continuing to slowly fall away.