Rains returned but getting colder

Sunday was a dreadful day with low cloud and drizzle all morning and rain setting in mid-afternoon and again in the early hours of Monday amounting to 7.4mm. That additional precipitation took the monthly rainfall total to 120.0mmm being 132% of the 39-year average of plus 29mm. The thermometer slowly rose to a maximum of 9.4C at 23.04 Sunday evening and then slowly began to fall away reaching 7.9C at 08.00 Monday. Not surprisingly, there was no UV light recorded due to the thick very low cloud that draped the Marlborough Downs and Savernake Forest.

Monday revealed another cloudy day but calm. As the depression eases away eastwards over the Continent the wind will change direction to come from the northwest as the day progresses. This will herald the start of a much cooler period with frost likely from Tuesday onwards. The temperature is still slowly dropping away.