Rain and fog return

Christmas Eve was another mild day with an above average temperature (+1.3C) with peak of 9.3C, although 2C down on Thursday. Rain set in during the afternoon and evening amounting to 6.0mm making it the wettest twenty-four hours this month. That daily total took the monthly total to 36.5mm when the average os 92.2mm.

A mil night followed with a minimum of 6.9C being 4.6C above the average.

Christmas Day dawned dull, gloomy and with fog covering the Marlborough Downs and Savernake Forest from the low cloud base that limited visibility to 400mm at 08.00.

The barometric pressure has been rising since midnight but no drier spell is close as three weather fronts are ganging up on the UK bringing much rain later on Christmas Day.