High pressure continues to dominate our weather

Under the influence of an anticyclone centred over France a ridge of high pressure continued to influence our weather on Sunday bringing 3.4 hours of welcome sunshine. The fog eased as the morning progressed and by 09.50 the sun began to make an appearance. The wind had veered into the west but was very light, at times the anemometer fell still with a maximum gust of just 8mph.

It was another dry day on Sunday, the ninth this month, with the rainfall total now standing at 66.0mm when the average is 92.3mm.

The thermometer rose slowly in the morning as the fog lifted to reach 11.2C at 13.32 before the cloud thickened again, this was 1.2C above average. During the evening the temperature began to fall reaching a minimum of -0.4C at 01.15 early on Monday morning that was 4.1C below the 36-year average. After a clear sky in the late evening cloud drifted in allowing the temperature to recover to 2.2C at 08.00 on Monday with most evidence of the ground and air frost having disappeared by then.

Monday arrived with almost continuous cloud cover but indications that breaks might appear and allow some brightness as the morning progresses.