Daytime temperature overnight

Tuesday saw the thermometer rise slowly to 11.8C late afternoon, being 4.8C above average, which was held until just after midnight when the thermometer fell away to a minimum of 9.6C, this being a significant 8.5C above the 35-year average.

These mild conditions were due to an intense, large depression centered near Iceland that brought warm, moist air from the Azores as the air mass circulated anticlockwise.

Late afternoon and early evening the cloud base dropped significantly bringing mist and light drizzle amounting to 0.3mm.

Wednesday saw much thinner cloud, but total cover, after dawn had broken. The wind had fallen light overnight after gusting to 24mph on Tuesday.