Exceptionally mild on Wednesday

The mild air from the Azores, brought on a brisk southwesterly for the majority of the day, continued to influence our weather on Wednesday raising the temperature to a peak of 14.3C, which was 3.9C above the 36-year average.

We enjoyed 2.5 hours of intermittent sunshine before cloud built up from the next weather front ambling down from the north, to produce 2.1mm of precipitation.

The wind began to change direction just after 19.00 moving to the northwest and north overnight then north east on Thursday morning.

The minimum of 4.6C overnight was 2.3C above average. Thursday arrived under thick cloud shrouding the Marlborough Downs as the weather front lingered over the area.