Much warmer again but brief heavy rain late afternoon

Monday saw the temperature rise again to a maximum of 23.5C, which was 6.7C above the 34-year average but saw a considerable drop when a heavy shower arrived at 16.41. The total rainfall was 1.9mm bringing the May total to just 11mm when the average is 61.1mm.

With some cloud cover it was a much milder night allowing the thermometer to fall away to 9.1C, the warmest night for a week and 2C above average.

Tuesday has arrived with more sunshine and the temperature at 08.00 recovering to 13.9C, the second warmest start to a day this month.