Six hours of sunshine on Wednesday

It was a treat to see the sun on Wednesday and enjoy 6.12 hours of strong sunshine. However, the northwesterly breeze, gusting to 18mph, pegged back the temperature after the overnight frost to a maximum of just 4.6C early afternoon at 13.02. This low temperature was 2.4C below average.

It was another dry day, the fifteenth successive dry day.

Overnight the sky was initially clear that allowed the thermometer to fall away to a minimum of -2.7C at 01.43, which was 2.7C below average. Thereafter, cloud drifted across so that by 08.00 on Tuesday the temperature had risen slightly to -1.4C but total cloud cover obscured any sunshine.

Update on Thursday at 15.55: thermometer eased slowly upward after the overnight frost to a maximum of 4.3C at 15.53 with little wind as the strongest air movement was just 7mph today.