No sun for breakfast today!

Tuesday saw sunshine hours down to 9.3 and maximum temperature down again to 26.6C, which was still almost 6C above average.

Variable cloud built up in the afternoon on the periphery of a storm band that passed to the east of this area, thus reducing sunshine hours and a lower maximum temperature.

Overnight the thermometer fell to 9.9C, which was 1.5C below average.

Wednesday dawned with cloud and no sunshine. The first day that the sun has not greeted us at dawn for several weeks.

Latest: strong sunshine eventually breaks through at 08.48!

Update at 14.15: the heatwave has gone as the maximum today was 21.7C at 13.07, being just 1C above the August average.

Update at 18.15: very brief shower at 18.04.