Wettest day for a month

Wednesday brought 8 hours of almost continuous rain, heavy in the evening as a narrow band slowly moved eastwards over this area. The daily rainfall amounted to 17.8mm, the wettest day since 4th April (18.8mm).

During the earlier sunny intervals the thermometer crept up to a maximum of 14.1C, which was 3C below average.

Cloud overnight meant the thermometer did not drop below 7.2C, average for May.

Thursday arrived with the hang back of thick cloud from the depression but the wind had dropped to light and the rain had stopped.

With the sunshine recorder now overhauled and back in position I recorded 3.6 hours of sunshine, which occurred principally in the morning.