Wettest day in three months also warmer by night than day

Tuesday, during daylight hours, brought eight hours of almost continuous rainfall with another burst overnight. The daily rainfall amounted to 16.0mm bringing the November total to 76.1mm, still 15.3mm below the 34-year average but making it the wettest day since 26th August.

The thermometer did not reach the November average maximum with a peak of just 9.4C at 16.47, then dropped back in the evening to 6.9C just after midnight.

It was windy day with a peak gust of 26mph at 14.12.

The advancing cloud and rain overnight, brought on winds then from a southerly direction and a much warmer air mass, saw the thermometer rise steadily to 12.2C at 08.00 on Wednesday morning making it the warmest start to a day since 17th October.

Wednesday morning also saw a brief pause in the rain before the effects of Storm Diana are felt as, after still conditions during last evening when the wind dropped completely, it has been rising again this morning.

Update on Wednesday at 13.20: south westerly wind, gusting to 34mph, driving light rain in mild Atlantic air, currently 12.7C.

Update at 16.45: peak gust of 37mph and maximum temperature of 13.1C at 16.19 being 3C above average.