Pesky north easterly continues

Although the wind continued from the north east on Friday, a cool direction, the 8.7 hours of sunshine meant another above average maximum temperature of 20.4C, exactly as on Thursday (+1.7C). The peak gust of wind was 23mph, the strongest gust this month, as the low pressure over the continent eased northwards against the anticyclone to the northeast, increasing the pressure gradient.

Overnight the increased cloud cover also meant an above average minimum (+1.7C) of 10.9C.

Saturday dawned with thick cloud cover driven on by the the brisk and persistent north easterly.

The daily evaporation has meant the equivalent loss of 3mm of rainfall on recent days that means a total loss of 38mm whilst the total rainfall still stands at 3.0mm. We have now enjoyed 15 continuously dry days.