Welcome sunshine on Friday

The mild weather continues as an air mass originating near the Azores brings warm air with a maximum of 8.1C, which was 1.1C above the 35-year average. We enjoyed 2.8 hours of sunshine, principally in the morning.

There was a light shower overnight amounting to 0.3mm.

The temperature fell away during Friday evening, under clear skies, to a minimum of 3.9C at 18.19 but intruding cloud cover later in the evening and night meant that the temperature recovered to 8.0C at 08.00 Saturday morning.

Update at 14.30 Saturday: wind strength has been increasing for the last four hours with a gust of 46mph at 14.08.