The thunderstorms passed just to the east on Tuesday

Tuesday was dry although heavy rain showers passed just to the east of this area, thus a dry day. The changeable, showery weather meant squally winds from the west with a peak gust of 22mph.

The thermometer rose to 17.4C in the sunny intervals, through breaks in the cloud, being just below average. Once again the cloud meant a milder night with the minimum of 7.9 being 1.5C above the 38-year average.

Wednesday dawned with total cloud cover from which the first spots of rain were observed at 07.29 in advance of another approaching weather front to shortly pass over the area from the west.


Monday brought sunshine and showers late evening (22.25) and overnight (04.15) that produced 4.4mm of rainfall and brought the monthly total to 50.2mm, still 10mm short of the 38-year average.

The temperature rose to 18.2C (+0.7C) and dropped to 8.8C (+2.4C) overnight.

The equivalent loss of rainfall due to evaporation from ground sources and plant life now totals 60mm with over 4mm lost on Sunday in the many hours of warm sunshine.

Tuesday brought limited sunshine to start the day after a cloudy beginning.

Very warm again on Sunday

Sunday saw the thermometer soar to 22.9C being 5.4C above the average and the second warmest day this month after 23.1C on the 17th. The UV level of 7.1, although down a little on the highest this month on Saturday, was still in the Very High category.

Total cloud cover overnight meant a mild night with a minimum of 11.2C at 02.34, being 4.8C above the average.

A totally cloudy sky greeted the new day on Monday with the temperature having recovered to 13.1C at 08.00. At that time the barometric pressure read 1004.1mb, which was the lowest pressure this month.

UV rose to ‘Very High’ on Saturday

After a cloudy start to Saturday the sun broke through just after midday that lifted the temperature to 19.7C and the UV level to 7.7, which was Very High and the highest since 18th July 2021.

Under clearing skies the thermometer dropped steadily to a minimum of 5.7C giving a cool night, which was 0.7C below the average and the coolest night since the 9th.

Sunday arrived with thin high cloud and totally calm conditions. By 07.00 the sun was shining weakly but shortly afterwards gathered strength that lifted the temperature to 13.7C at 08.00.

Sunshine and showers

Friday was a much cooler day thanks to showers in the morning and afternoon that amounted to 3.8mm that brought the monthly total to 45.8mm when the average is 60.7mm.

The thermometer rose to a maximum of 17.6C, almost exactly average and overnight the minimum was 9.1C being 2.6C above average.

Saturday dawned with variable cloud and intermittent weak sunshine before 08.00 by which time the thermometer had recovered to 11.3C.