Milder still

During Tuesday the mild air on a southwesterly air steam pushed the thermometer to a maximum of 12.1C being 4.1C above the average. It was a dry, sunless day with very light winds, maximum gust between calm intervals of 11mph.

The thermometer did not drop below 10.8C overnight, which was 8.5C above the average.

The diurnal temperature was just 1.8C between day and night extreme temperatures, an unusually small variation.

The anticyclone that is currently over Switzerland is slowly migrating our way. As a result the barometric pressure has steadily building with a reading at 08.00 on Wednesday of 1030.0mb, the highest since 23rd November. This will ensure the quiet, dry period will continue even of cloud is trapped below it.

Wednesday dawned as previous days this week with total cloud cover.