UV level highest for almost five months

There was limited sunshine on Tuesday, just 1.3 hours, but in the sunny intervals the UV level rose to 2.2, the highest since 25th October. However, the temperature was still below average with a maximum of 9.8C, being 0.7C below average but the warmest day for a fortnight.

No rain fell yesterday so the monthly total still stands at 28.4mm, almost 50% of the February average.

The thermometer on Wednesday afternoon initially fell slowly but much quicker late evening to reach a low of 1.8C at 07.23 this morning.

Wednesday has arrived with a mainly cloudy sky and occasional short bursts of sunshine that has allowed the thermometer to rise to 2.3C at 08.00.

Wednesday 21.30: temperature dropped to 3.7C before beginning to rise again as cloud, in advance of possible rain, arrived.