Cooler but still above average temperatures

The brisk westerly wind on Monday, gusting to 22mph, meant a cooler day than previously although the maximum of 9.6C was still 2.1C above average but 2C down on the very mild Sunday. It was a sunless day with light, brief rain mid-morning and more continuous rain between 04.00 and 04.30 Tuesday morning amounting to 1.5mm.

The thermometer dipped to 2.9C just after midnight but even this was 1.6C above the 35-year average.

Tuesday initially after dawn saw brightness but cloud soon moved in front the west.

The barometric pressure has been rising the past twenty-four hours with the humidity at 08.00 reading 84%, the driest air at this tome of day since 21st September.