The sun returns! Almost a dry day.

The sun returned yesterday with 1.93 hours of strong sunshine, raising the thermometer to a peak of 15.9C, which was 1.3C above the average for October.

There was a very brief shower amounting to 0.1mm mid afternoon.

As the skies cleared overnight the thermometer fell for over 18 hours, with a brief hiccup jut after 3am, to a low of 6.3C, which was 1C below the 33-year average for October.

However, the barometric pressure has been rising for almost two days providing a ridge of high pressure so that we start the day with glorious sunshine and a reading of 1022mb.