Sunniest day followed by coldest night this month

With a ridge of high pressure sandwiched between two depressions to the west and east of the UK, Monday brought us 5.7 hours of sunshine, making it the sunniest day since 27th October. However, regardless of the sunshine it was a cool day due to a brisk wind from the north, falling out completely overnight, which produced a maximum of 7.7C being 2.4C below average.

The clearer skies and still conditions overnight meant the temperature tumbled to a minimum of -2.5C at 03.35 Tuesday morning. Encroaching cloud meant that the temperature staged a mild recovery to -1.1C at 08.00 Tuesday morning when variable cloud allowed the occasional bright period.