UV level moves up to ‘high’ category for first time this year.

Tuesday saw the thermometer rise 3.1C above average with a maximum of 17.1C accompanied by light winds. The UV level, with a reading of 6.6 meant the strength was ‘high’.

A much warmer night followed with the minimum well above the average with a reading of 7.4C (+3.1C), which was up 6C on the previous cold night.

The rainfall for April amounted to 43.0mm, which was 15.3mm below the 35-year average, whereas evaporation from ground sources and plant life equalled rainfall of 70.66m

Wednesday arrived with mainly cloudy skies and the occasional brief glimpse of sunshine with the thermometer having risen to 10.7C at 08.00