Warm, moist mid-Atlantic air brings remarkable temperatures.

The Tropical Maritime air from the Atlantic on Saturday gave us a wet and warm day with 8 hours of continuous rain producing anther 4.4mm of rain bringing the total for January to 74.1mm, still 18mm short of the 34-year January average. It was the tenth day without sunshine.

On Saturday the thermometer rose for almost 14 hours from about 04.00 to 17.30 giving a maximum of 10.4C, being 3.5C above the January average. There was a drop of 2C overnight before in the early hours it rose again to produce a reading of 9.4C at 08.00. The minimum of 8.4C was a significant 7.3C above the January average.

Sunday morning has dawned with thick cloud, misty conditions and a modest breeze.