Much more sunshine – 212 hours this month

Tuesday gave us another 10 hours of sunshine bringing the total for May to 212.8 hours. The average over the past four years, when this instrument was installed, is 109 hours with a peak of 130 hours so May 2018 is well above average.

The northeasterly wind strengthened yesterday with occasions when it peaked at 20mph thus moderating the temperature with a maximum of 21.7C, down 2C on Monday but still 5C above average.

Overnight the wind from the northeast brought in cloud cover from the North Sea that was quite thick at dawn. However by 08.00 it was beginning to show signs of thinning but no sunshine. The thermometer fell away to a minimum of 9.2C, which was 2C above average.