UV level rises into the ‘high’ category

Sunday saw the UV level rose to a peak 5.3, which was in the ‘high’ category, last reached on the 12th September. The numerous hours of strong sunshine meant another very warm day with the thermometer reaching a maximum of 23.6C, which was 9.6C above average and the warmest day since 3rd September.

The night following was not quite so cold as previous nights with the thermometer falling no lower than 5.1C at 05.52 Monday morning, which was 1C above average.

The air movement on Sunday morning, after a calm night, was from the north east. However, just after 14.00 I noticed the anemometer veering quite quickly into the south west.

Monday arrived with hazy sunshine as the result of thin high cloud due to a change in the weather as the barometric pressure has fallen away significantly, now reading 1007.2mb at 08.00 after a high of 1031.1mb on the 20th.

Warmest day in seven months

Saturday saw the thermometer soar to a maximum of 23.3C at 16.41, which was 9.3C above average and the warmest day since 3rd September.

The opposite occurred under clear skies overnight as the thermometer slowly fell away to a minimum of 3.2C at 06.27, recovering to 8.8C at 08.00 Sunday.

Sunday saw strong sunshine from dawn.

The moisture lost to the atmosphere through evaporation from ground sources and plant life has been increasing during the sunny, dry weather with an equivalent loss of rainfall on Saturday of 4.11mm. The loss in April now totals 42.45mm with rainfall totalling just 32.0mm.

Update on Sunday at 19.30. Even warmer with a maximum of 23.6C being 9.6C above average. The UV level rose into the ‘high’ category for the first time this year.

Temperature climbs again

Friday, under many hours of strong sunshine, saw the thermometer climb to a maximum of 22.8C, which was 8.8C above average and the warmest day since 17th September. This is the result of the high pressure still over southern Scandinavia bringing warm air from Central Europe on a modest breeze, maximum gust of 17mph.

The barometric pressure has risen a little higher again with a current reading of 1031.0mb, the highest for almost a month.

A very cool night was to follow, under clear skies, that allowed the warmth to escape into the atmosphere and the temperature to fall to a. minimum of 3.6C.

The sun shone strongly as soon as it crossed the horizon on Saturday morning with the promise of another very warm day with a reading of 10.7C at 08.00.

Update on Saturday at 20.10: thermometer eased upwards again to a maximum of 23.1C at 16.41, which was 9.1C above average.

Friday was the warmest day in six months

Friday saw the thermometer soar to a maximum of 20.4C, which was 6.4C above the 35-year average and the warmest day since 27th September.

A minimum of 5.5C, registered at 06.31 Saturday morning, was 1.4C above average.

The anticyclone over southern Scandinavia is bringing warm air from Central Europe.

With nine consecutive days without measurable rainfall, combined with many hours of sunshine and drier air from the east, the equivalent rainfall of evaporation from ground sources and plant life now exceeds the April rainfall total. Rainfall is currently 32.0mm and evaporation 34.48mm.

Saturday arrived with sunshine as the sun rose above the horizon through thin high cloud.

Update on Friday at 16.10: temperature up again with a maximum of 22.7C at 15.57, which was 8.7C above average and the warmest day since 17th September.

Wednesday was the warmest day this month

Wednesday saw the thermometer soar to 17.1C at 16.48 making this the warmest day since 30th March and was 3.1C above average. There was little wind in the air movement from the north east with a peak gust of 13mph.

It was another dry day with the UV level peaking at 3.6 or ‘moderate’.

A mild night followed with the thermometer not falling below 8.1C, which was 4C above average.

Thursday brought misty conditions at dawn limiting visibility to 1,400m but beginning to brighten at 08.00 with the thermometer reading 8.8C.

Update on Thursday at 16.55: maximum of 20.4C at 16.41, which was 6.4C above the 35-year average and the warmest day since 13th October.