Humid air continues

The periods of strong sunshine on Tuesday lifted the thermometer to 27.1C making it the warmest day for a week and 6C above the average.

It was another dry day without any measurable precipitation although there was a very light shower of drizzle mid-morning. It was the twentieth dry this month with the UV level just into the Very High category with a peak value of 7.2. The humid air continued from a mostly southwesterly breeze gusting 19mph at its peak,

It has been a very mild night with the thermometer not sinking below 17.6C which was a significant 5.9C above the average for late August.

Wednesday saw a few limited bright intervals before 08.00 but a mostly cloudy sky with the thermometer having risen to 18.7C at that time.