Northerly breeze set in and as a result it got colder

The wind veered into the north just after dawn on Saturday but was very light for much of the day. The breeze from this direction is much colder and as a result the maximum of 7.4C was the first day this month the thermometer that did not climb above the 37-year average being 0.3C below. During the evening the wind strength increased a little but picked up strength in the early hours of Sunday with a maximum gust of 28mph at 05.35 and from the north east.

We did enjoy 3.7 hours of sunshine on Saturday, the sunniest day since 25th January, with the UV level inching upwards again with a peak reading of 1.2 being in the ‘mid low’ category.

There were a couple of very light showers overnight, the heaviest of which triggered the automatic rain gauge at 00.45. The daily rainfall, as measured in the Meteorological standard 5″ copper rain gauge was 1.4mm.

There was little evidence of this rainfall after dawn on Sunday due to the stronger, drier wind with humidity of 87% at 08.00 the lowest since the end of January. The sky was full of thick cloud driven on the north easterly wind that produced a wind chill so that although the thermometer read 1.6C at 08.00 it felt more like -1.4C.