Saturday was the sunniest day for over 5 months

With 8.52 hours of sunshine on Saturday this was the sunniest day since 2nd September and consequently raised the maximum temperature a little to 5.4C,still 2C below the average.

The brisk wind from the north east meant a significant wind chill making it feel at least 3C colder.

Overnight the frost was not quite as severe as previous nights allowing the thermometer to fall to just -1.7C, being 3C below the 34-year February average and wind chill at 07.00 today meant it felt like -5.1C.

Today the sun was shinging strongly just after dawn, triggering the sunshine recorder (100 watts/sq.m.) at 08.00, with the temperature rising to -1.2C and the promise of more sunshine today.

The much drier air from the north east has meant a drop in humidity with evaporation daily rising to over 1mm.