Gusty northeasterly cools temperature.

Wednesday produced another sunny day with 9.6 hours, the lowest total for seven days, which was much cooler as the northeasterly wind was strong all day with gusts to 24mph.

The maximum temperature was down again to 19.9C, still 3C above the average.

Overnight thick rain bearing cloud drifted in from the east with light rain just after 6am amounting to 0.6mm by 08.00.

Thursday update at 18.40: only second day in May without sunshine also continuous steady rainfall for past two hours.

Wettest day since August 2016 and still raining