Tuesday was a dry day being the first dry day since 6th February. There was also 5.7 hours of welcome sunshine, especially in the afternoon when the hang back of cloud from the weather front had eased away to the east.
Temperatures were again below average with a maximum of 9.6C (-0.8C) and 1.3C (-1.0C) producing a brief ground frost and the same minimum as on Monday morning.
Sadly there was no sunshine after dawn on Wednesday as thick cloud from the advancing rain band had filled the sky.
Update on Wednesday at 17.45: a maximum of just 6.3C, which was 4C below average and over 7 hours of continuous rain that so far amounts to 8mm