Pressure rises again producing more sunshine

Despite the stronger breeze from the northwest on Wednesday with a peak gust of 22mph, the increased sunshine (4.3 hours) meant a slightly warmer day than on Tuesday with a maximum of 13.3C, still 1.3C below average. The overnight minimum was also below average (-2.2C) with the thermometer dropping to 4.9C just before dawn on Thursday.

Rain drops were observed just before 1700 on Wednesday but not measurable however overnight a shower amounted to 1.0mm bringing the monthly total 125.1mm.

Thursday saw the sun rise in a mainly clear sky as the barometric pressure has risen to 1024.8mb due to an intense high pressure system centred in the North Sea just off the Scottish coast. A temperature of 5.0C at 08.00 made it the coldest start to the day at this time since 28th September that followed a ground frost.