No change – cloudy conditions persist

Monday was almost a repeat of previous days with thick cloud for most of the day. There was a little brief brightness around midday.

The maximum of 16.6C was the lowest since 25th May and the second coolest August day that I have recorded since 1984 when the station started, being 4.5C below the 37-year average. A low of 12.5C was set on 18th August 2011.

At least the cloud cover prevented a cold night as the the thermometer did not drop below 12.4C, which was 0.7C above average.

Tuesday was repeat of previous mornings, being greeted by thick cloud and the nagging northeasterly breeze still making it feel cool.