Mild, moist air streams over the area

The southerly air stream from the Continent on Monday meant an above average (+5.1C) maximum of 14.8C. The wind was mainly light with a maximum gust of 13mph when rain bands crossed the area bringing 5.3mm of rainfall.

The thermometer did not drop below 10.6C overnight due to the cloud cover being 7.1C above average.

Tuesday after dawn saw the cloud a little thinner and a little higher than on previous days but no sunshine as on Sunday and Monday. The warmer air by day and night has allowed the soil temperature at a depth of 5cm to rise giving a reading of 10.8C at 08.00, the warmest this month.