Saturday was the calm before the storm with 3.2 hours of sunshine and a modest breeze. The thermometer rose to 10.3C at 14.05, being almost 3C above average, before dropping back to 7.4C at 19.00. Just after midnight the thermometer began to recover so that at 08.00 Sunday it read 10.6C.
As Storm Caira approached the UK the wind very slowly began to increase from Saturday morning. However, it wasn’t until early Sunday morning that the storm force winds began to reach us with a maximum gust at 05.34 of 47mph.
Modest rainfall, many from drizzle, amounted to 1.3mm.
The barometric pressure continues to fall rapidly with a current reading at 08.00 of 993.9mb