Mild weather returns

After a sharp frost, with a minimum -3.2C on Wednesday morning, the thermometer slowly rose above freezing to reach 4.8C being 3.2C below average.

It was a dry day but yet another sunless day, the tenth this month.

The thermometer has continued to rise for the past twenty-four hours as a southerly air stream set in so that by 08.00 on Thursday the temperature had reached 7.2C.

Thursday dawned without another start to the day dominated by low, thick cloud that meant fog had returned restricting visibility to 200m. The barometric pressure has lost in excess of 30mb since the high on the 17th with a current reading at 08.00 of 1008.2mb.