Calm returned, slowly

Thursday saw the remaining effect of storm Eleanor with winds in the morning gusting to 48mph at 13.30 but easing down as the afternoon and evening progressed.

It was a dry day, the first this month with just 14 minutes of sunshine early afternoon.

The thermometer rose to a maximum of 11.3C being 4.4C above the 33-year January average falling away to a minimum of 4.6C at 04.32 this morning.

Today is dawning with broken cloud, light winds and the temperature having risen to 5.6C at 08.00.

Update at 11.00: Temperature 6.4C but wind chill makes it feel more like 4C with wind rising and gusting to 26mph.