Highest barometric pressure for almost two months

Saturday saw the anticyclone centred over the UK as the pressure rose to its highest since 25th February with a current reading of 1035.0mb. As a result the wind was light and, with 9.3 hours of sunshine, the thermometer rose to its highest this month with a maximum of 16.1C. However, the breeze from the north west meant that this was still a relatively cool day being 1C below.

Not surprisingly, with clear skies overnight, the thermometer fell away steadily to a minimum of 3.2C at 05.51 Sunday morning, which was almost 3C below the May 35-year average.

Sunday morning saw the sun shining brightly after dawn and the thermometer reading 8.9C at 08.00.