Rain overnight – not a lot!

Thursday gave us another above average day (+1.2C), of which there have been fifteen this month so far, with a peak temperature of 20.1C.

It was another dry day, but during darkness a weather front approached and crossed the area. There were two light showers of rain starting just after 01.30 but a heavier burst just after 05.00 that produced 1.5mm of rainfall. That addition took the monthly total to 43.6mm being 65% of the 38-year average.

Before 04.00 Friday the wind came from the northwest but as the weather front cleared the wind swung into the north or north-northeast.

Friday arrived with total cloud cover, a hang-back of cloud from the weather front easing eastwards. The depression to the Northwest is closer, as a result the barometric pressure has dropped further to read 1016.0mb at 08.00 and has caused the change in wind direction.