Temperature, sunshine and UV down on last day of January

Wednesday was dominated by cloud and two hours of light rain in the morning amounting to 1.9mm, bringing the total for January to 79.6mm, almost 13mm below the 34-year average.

The thermometer reluctantly rose to a maximum of 7.2C but still just above average, falling away to between 2C and 3C for most of the night with a minimum of 1.9C.

The brisk westerly wind pegged back the temperature in the warmer parts of the day producing a wind chill that dropped the temperature felt outside by a couple of degrees.

This morning dawned with mainly clear skies and welcome sunshine.