More gloom and mist

Another gloomy, dull day on Tuesday with both the maximum of 3.9C (-3.1C) and minimum of 0.8C (-0.5C) below the average.

It was the fourth consecutive sunless day due to the relentless cloud trapped under the high pressure system It was also the fourteenth consecutive dry day.

The temperature eased upwards from late evening from 0.9 C to 3.6C at 08.00 on Wednesday.

Wednesday at first light saw a repeat of previous days with thick cloud cover, if a little higher.

The ground temperature at a depth of 5cm has recovered from freezing with a low of -1.8C on the 21st to 2.8C today.