Arctic air arrives

With the maximum on Saturday 6C below the average (11.3C) and the minimum in the early hours of Sunday 8.3C below average (-1.2C), the Arctic air made itself felt. During daylight hours the wind gusted to 25mph from the north that produced a wind chill, which made it feel a couple of degrees cooler and the subzero minimum meant a sharp air as well as ground frost.

Sunday saw broken cloud after dawn with the thermometer struggling to get above freezing by 08.00 reaching just 2.6C.