Sharp showers with small hail mid-afternoon on Thursday

Thursday was another dull day with minimal sunshine, just half an hour, interspersed with occasional sharp showers when the wind gusted strongly, maximum 40mph.

The precipitation amounted to 6.2mm that included a small hail shower at 15.00. This brought the monthly total to 98.4mm, which is almost 30mm above the 35-year average.

Another twenty four hours when both maximum and minimum were above average with readings of 9.8C (+2.3C) and 2.2C (+0.9C).

Friday saw thin cloud cover after dawn allowing a little brightness but no sunshine, the thermometer having recovered to 4.6C at 08.00 and the barometric pressure much higher again at 1022.8mb after the low of yesterday.