Monday was not as bad as forecast beginning with thick cloud that started to thin late morning and by late afternoon there were glimpses of sunshine amounting to 0.7 hours.
Thankfully, Monday was not as cold as previous days but with the maximum still below average with a peak of 10.6C late afternoon, which was 3.4C below average.
As the sky cleared in the evening the thermometer started to fall steadily to reach a minimum of -0.2C briefly at 06.08 before rising to 6.0C at 08.00 under the influence of strong sunshine from dawn. There were no air frosts in April, only the second occurrence since my records began in 1984.
Tuesday has the promise of much more sunshine during the day before cloud arrives from the next weather front later today.