Jet stream firing a series of low pressure systems towards UK

During Wednesday we experienced sunshine and showers. The rainfall amounted to another 7.3mm bringing the monthly total 174.8mm, which is twice the 36-year average and almost 20mm above the previous record set in 2004. The sunshine totalled 1.8 hours.

Temperatures were down again with a maximum of only 12.3C being 2.3C below average and a minimum of 6.7C just before midnight that was 0.4C below average.

Thursday arrived with leaden skies and light rain. The jet stream is currently quite active feeding a succession of depressions towards the UK on southwesterly winds that yesterday gusted to 26mph.