The air from near the Arctic on Sunday, referred to as Polar Maritime Air having travelled over a large sea area, was very cool. The cool air and limited sunshine, just 3.8 hours, limited the temperature rise to a maximum of 12.8C, which was almost 2C below average. However, it was another dry day in this changeable weather pattern.
A night with minimum cloud meant a cool night with the thermometer dropping to 5.7C being 1.4C below average.
The high pressure to the west has been losing its influence over the past twenty-four hours as thin cloud ahead of a warm front was evident at dawn on Monday blocking out any chance of sunshine. The wind has backed from the northwest on Sunday to southwest today.