Friday gave us mores sunshine, more warmth and another dry day. There were 9 hours of sunshine and the UV level still in the ‘high’ category.
The peak daytime temperature was 22.8C being 2C above average followed by a mild night with a minimum of 12.9C, which was 1.4C above average.
Saturday dawned with hazy sunshine. Variable cloud is increasing from the west in advance of a weak weather front.
The equivalent rainfall lost through evaporation from ground sources and plant life now totals 80.01mm, which almost exactly equates to the total precipitation for August that currently stands at 80.8mm with the possibility of showers after midday.
Thursday gave us a better morning with much sunshine, 7 hours, but just after midday the cloud began to build obscuring the sun for much of the remainder of the day.
It was a dry day. With the August rainfall total now standing at 80.8mm, the equivalent rainfall lost through evaporation has almost equalled that total with 77mm.
The thermometer peak on Thursday at 20.6C was 0.2C below average, however, the opposite was true of the minimum overnight as due to cloud cover we had a mild night with a low of 12.3C (+0.8C).
Friday saw brief, hazy sunshine at dawn but thick cloud shortly afterwards blocked all sunshine. However, with the barometric pressure easing upwards again, there is hope for a dry day with broken sunshine later.
The sunshine on Wednesday was limited to the morning amounting to just 5.5 hours as cloud built up during the afternoon, with occasional light showers and in the late afternoon, drizzle. The total precipitation for the day was just 1mm.
It was a much cooler day with the maximum of 22.2C being 1.3C above average and 6C down on the Tuesday peak. The past night was very cool with the thermometer sinking to 7.8C, which was 3.7C below average and 7C below the previous mild night.
In the early hours radiation fog formed on the River Og valley, due to the low temperature, that at dawn was thick. However, under the influence of almost continuous sunshine this had evaporated by 07.00.
Thursday is under the influence of a temporary, limited ridge of high pressure with the barometric reading 1018.7mb at 08.00 so the shower activity should be limited.
After a sunny morning on Tuesday rain showers arrived at 13.30 producing 0.8mm with another light shower late evening bringing the daily total to 1.1mm. The rainfall total for August now stands at 79.8mm, being 13mm above the 35 year average.
Cloud overnight, from the weather band, meant another mild night with a minimum of 14.7C being 3.2C above average.
Initially Wednesday morning was cloudy but by 08.00 the cloud was easing away to the east and the sun breaking through.
The barometric pressure has been slowly falling away, a drop of 12mb over the past five days, as the high pressure moves away indicating the change in our weather already evident today.
With a maximum of 29.2C on Monday at 16.19, it was 1.5C below the peak on Sunday but still 8.3C above the average.
It was the seventh successive dry day with the UV level at 5.5 sill reading as ‘high’.
There followed a very mild night with the thermometer not falling below 13.2C at 04.05, which was 1.7C above the average.
The soil temperature at a depth of 5cm, as a result of hot days and very warm nights read 19.3C at 08.00 Tuesday morning, the warmest since 27th July.
August rainfall still stands at 78.7mm but evaporation for the month has risen to 70mm.
Update on Tuesday at 15.40: thermometer rose to a maximum of 28.1C (7.2C above average) at 13.05 before cloud built and showers arrived, initially light, but then heavier bursts amounting to 0.8mm. Sun returned 15.20.