Sunniest but coldest day in January

After so many dull, gloomy days it was a pleasure to see the sun on Sunday with 5.83 hours, the sunniest day for ten days.

However, although it was very sunny the very strong northeasterly winds, gusting to 33mph just after noon, meant that the temperature was pegged back to a maximum of just 3.7C, being 3C below the 34-year January average and down a degree on Saturday. The strong wind and low temperature meant that wind chill for most of the day made it feel more like -3C.

The past twenty-four hours have been dry although the humidity has crept up this morning from 88% at 08.00 yesterday to 92% this morning as a blanket of cloud has drifted in from the North Sea. This resulted in the thermometer, having fallen to a minimum of 0C at 23.25, lift a little to reach 1.6C at 08.00.