Coldest day in nine months on Thursday

With a brisk wind from the Northeast for much of Thursday it was not surpassing that the daytime temperature was depressed giving a maximum just 5.2C, a significant 5C below the 35-year average. This made it the coldest day since 2nd February when a high of 2.9C was recorded.

The thick cloud cover meant very little variation in the temperature by day and night, a difference of just 1.4C, with a minimum of 3.8C, which was exactly average.

Friday dawned with thick cloud as the wind, having backed into the north and gained strength in the early morning, produced a wind chill so that the temperature felt more line 1.6C than 4.4C at 08.00.