We enjoyed the welcome return of the sun on Monday, even if limited to the morning, with 2.35 hours, after four sunless days. However, it did nothing for the temperature as the brisk wind backed into the north that limited the maximum to just 6.5C being 3.5C below average.
Much clearer skies overnight led to the thermometer falling away steadily to a minimum of -1.7C at 02.57 before recovering to 0.1C at 08.00, the time readings were taken.
A drop in temperature and the wind dropping out overnight meant that fog formed limiting visibility at dawn to 500m.
A change in the weather pattern is afoot as the air mass on Tuesday is coming from the south east, but the still conditions persist. The cloud cover has been increasing over recent hours, thus the rise in temperature to above freezing with rain imminent from a wide weather front.
Update on Tuesday at 17.05: a significant change in weather as south easterlies bring milder air, peak of 9.4C at 16.44, making it the warmest day since 18th but still below average. Very gusty winds with maximum gust of 26mph during 7 hours of rain.
Currently (18.00), as cloud moved away eastward rain ceased with the thermometer easing downwards to (7.9C) before next rain band arrives overnight.