Thursday started with a temperature of -1.2C and fog at 08.00 but by late morning the fog began to lift and the thermometer to slowly rise so that by late afternoon it was reading 7C. As the warm front travelled across the country the temperature continued to rise so that by 08.00 on Friday the thermometer was reading 10.8C, which was almost 3C above the average December maximum.
There was a light shower mid-evening but more continuous rain in the early hours that amounted to 4.4mm. Not since mid-September have we enjoyed four continuously dry days.
Friday dawned with thick cloud and a brisk wind from the south west after the strong gust of 27mph at 17.40 on Thursday evening.