The intense depression, that is currently centred over Cumbria, began to make itself felt on Thursday with strong winds. The strongest gust in the last twenty-four hours was 38mph at 10.41 on Thursday. After a dry morning, just a few isolated spots, rain showers began in the afternoon and again overnight adding another 4.6mm to the monthly total that now stands at 73.8mm, which is 122% of the 37-year average.
The thermometer struggled to reach 13.1C on Thursday, which was 4.2C below the average.
The string southerly winds continued overnight, just a little less strong than on Thursday with a minimum of 8.8C being 1.8C above the average.
The thick cloud meant a damp start to Friday with the wind still peaking over 30mph but maximum gusts a little less strong than on Thursday. Light rain and drizzle were persistent after dawn.
The barometric pressure dropped 11mb over the past twenty-four hours as the centre of the depression tracked from west to east across the country. The pressure is likely to begin a recovery from its low point of 995.5mb as the low-pressure eases away eastwards.
Update at 13.30: maximum gust of 42mph at 08.39. Maximum temperature of only 10.9C with wind chill making it feel more like 9C outside.