February rainfall not a record but 228% of average

Another 2.1mm of precipitation was recorded on Saturday during brief showers that at 11.30 and 12.35 contained hail then sleet. The strong westerly wind, gusting to 30mph, depressed temperatures with a maximum of 6.5C being 1C below average.

The rainfall for February amounted to 148.2mm. The was not quite a record as in 1990 and 2014, 151.0mm and 151.6mm respectively was recorded.

Overnight the temperature held at around 4C until just after 02.00 when it eased downwards to read 3.1C at 08.00 on Sunday morning.

Dawn on Sunday brought welcome sunshine in a predominantly clear sky and much calmer conditions as Storm Jorge eased away.