Night time temperatures are equal to average day time temperatures

Sunday was a dry day with almost 7 house of sunshine boosting the temperature to a maximum of 11.7C. This was a degree down on the Saturday maximum but still 4.6C above average.

Thick cloud cover by night meant another mild night with the thermometer not falling below 7.3C, which was 6C above average but notably 0.2C above the daytime average.

There was light drizzle in the early hours but not sufficient to measure thius recorded as a ‘trace’.

Monday arrived with the temperature having risen to 8.2C under thick cloud (8/8) and at 08.25 light rain began to fall.

Update on Monday at 17.45: minimal sunshine limited temperature rise to a maximum of 9.6C, even so this was 2.5C above average. Heavy rain shower starting 13.40 measured a little over 2mm.

Temperatures down a little but still mild

Saturday gave us a cloudy day with light drizzle in the morning amounting to 0.2mm. However, the light southerly air movement sent the thermometer rising to 12.4C at 14.19, which was 5.3C above average.

A mild night followed with the thermometer sinking no lower than 6.3C being 5C above average.

Sunday at dawn saw the sun breaking through broken cloud on the horizon but strengthening as it later rose above a cloud bank in the east.

Update on Sunday at 18.25: the sunshine during the morning lifted the temperature to 11.7C (4.6C above average) at 12.04, before increasing cloud restricted further warmth.

Warmest day for four months

Friday saw the thermometer rise steadily to a maximum of 13.7C at 14.45 under the influence of nine hours of continuous sunshine. This was 6.5C above average and the warmest day since 24th October.

Initially overnight, the thermometer fell away to 6.3C at 01.10 but advancing cloud from the next weather front meant that this was reversed so that by 08.00 today, Saturday, the thermometer read 9.7C, the warmest morning in two months.

Saturday has arrived with thick, low could giving misty conditions with very little movement of the air.

Brief early fog again after cold night

Thursday brought us 7.77 hours of sunshine that, with light winds from the Southeast, lifted the temperature to a maximum of 12.5C, which was 5.4C above average. This made it the warmest day since 24th October.

Not surprisingly, with a clear sky overnight, the thermometer took a tumble producing a ground frost with a minimum of 0.1C at 07.46. This was 1.2C below average.

Just before dawn a mist began to form in the River Og and Kennet valleys that thickened considerably in the hour before sunrise but by 08.00, with the weak sunshine beginning to have an effect, had evaporated into a mist.

Friday saw the sun shining through the mist and fog as it rose above the horizon, that with high pressure still close, promised a sunny day.

Update on Friday at 15.55: southerly air flow from the Canary Islands lifts temperature to a maximum of 13.6, which was 6.5C above average. Another dry day with over 9 hours of sunshine.

Fog returns

The mild southerly air stream, from as far south in the Atlantic as the Canaries, raised the temperature to a maximum of 10.6C at 12.53. This was 3.5C above average and the second warmest day this month.

During the early afternoon cloud built up and minimised the sunshine but there was no rain.

The thermometer fell steadily overnight to a minimum of 2.1C at 06.46, Wednesday morning, that had recovered to 2.7C at 08.00.

The air became saturated overnight as the temperature fell forming fog that at 08.00 limited visibility to 100m.

Update on Thursday at 18.25: temperature peaked at 14.41 with a maximum of 12.5C being 5.4C above average. Warmest day since 28th November.