Ridge of high pressure brought fine day on Wednesday – just!

We enjoyed 8.5 hours of sunshine on Wednesday, being the sunniest day since 25th April (10.21 hours). However, the brisk wind from the northwest for much of the day meant another below average maximum (-1.3C) with a peak of 16.0C. There was a light shower early afternoon that amounted to 0.8mm.

Initially the sky was clear overnight that allowed the warmth to dissipate into the atmosphere producing a minimum of 5.2C at 03.31 being 1.7C below the average. Thereafter the thermometer began to rise again as advance cloud from the next low-pressure system approached the UK.

The depression is currently off western Ireland with the rain radar showing precipitation is not far off at 08.00 at which time the thermometer had recovered to 8.4C. The barometric pressure is dropping rapidly as the depression approaches with the breeze already beginning to show signs of increasing in strength and currently having backed into the south.

We have yet to enjoy a day when the maximum temperature rises above the average. The nighttime minimum is a little better, but not much, with only eight nights giving an above average minimum.