Another very wet, sunless day yesterday

Wednesday brought us another day with continuous rain for almost eight hours amounting 7.8mm. This brings the January total to 67.9mm, still 24mm below the January average.

At 10.10 a squall line travelled across the area with a narrow band of intense rain for 20 minutes. Just ahead of this event the wind gusted to 39mph.

The wide, slow weather front at first travelled eastwards then in a northeasterly direction over southern England, hence the prolonged wet spell.

The maximum temperature was at dawn yesterday as the thermometer slowly fell away during the day and reached its minimum of 4.1C at 08.00 this morning, the cloud having cleared.

Today has dawned with minimal cloud and the promise of sunshine. We have endured 9 sunless days this month so some sunshine today would be wonderful.