Pressure falls again as another depression approaches

During the 8.8 hours of sunshine on Friday the thermometer rose to 22.2C. However, this was 0.5C below the 37-year average as have all but two days in July.

It was dry by day but after an overnight minimum of 11.7C, average for July, rain began to fall again at 0730 from low, thick cloud on Saturday as a small depression travelled along the English Channel.

The barometric pressure fell to 1017.0mb on Saturday at 0800 as the depression passed along the English Channel overcoming the ridge of high pressure that dampened out the showers on Thursday and Friday.