Warmest day in almost four months

Although the sunshine recorder was not triggered on Tuesday the flow of warm, moist air from near the Azores meant the thermometer rose to a maximum of 13.4C, which was 3C above the 36-year average and the warmest day since 26th October. However, it was a gloomy, miserable day with frequent drizzle for most for the day with intermittent very light rain that only totalled 1.7mm.

It was a breezy day with a maximum gust of 37mph.

A mild night followed with the thermometer not falling below 6.2C, which was almost 4C above the average.

Wednesday saw a little brightness after dawn between the intermittent breaks in the cloud but stronger sunshine after 08.00 as the cloud thinned.