Misty, murky and mild

Saturday brought far less sunshine than on previous days with just 1.5 hours due to cloud ahead of the depression in the Atlantic. However, the light wind, mainly from the east or southeast, brought mild air from the Continent that allowed the thermometer to rise 2.4C above average with a peak of 12.4C. It was another dry, the fifth in succession, that has not occurred since mid-September.

The barometric pressure has been steadily falling over the past three days as low pressure systems are positioned in the eastern Atlantic throwing bands of cloud over the UK. As a result it has been the mildest night in a week with a minimum of 9.4C being 5.7C above average.

Sunday arrived with fog that initially limited visibility to 250m but by 08.30 had improved to 500m.