Strongest wind gust in two years

Sunday saw the effects of Storm Ciara as winds were exceptionally strong all day, gusting to a maximum of 51mph at 08.22, the strongest since 2nd January 2018.

There was light rain all day interspersed with heavy bursts, amounting to 9.7mm. A vicious squall line passed through just after 18.30 that stretched from Devon to Oxford.

The temperature rose unusually high for early February reaching a peak of 12.2C at 13.47 before falling back to a minimum of 4.3C early Monday.

Monday morning was less boisterous, although still breezy, with the thermometer reading 5.8C at 08.00 and the humidity very much lower at 76%.