Sunniest day since September

Wednesday saw a repeat of Tuesday with minor variations under the influence of the anticyclone. The sunshine hours amounted to 9.85 making it the sunniest day since September 14th.

The maximum temperature of 14.4C was fractionally down on Tuesday but still 4C above the 36-year average due to a change in wind correction from south to east in light winds.

We have now had six consecutive dry days not seen since mid-August.

Due to clear skies again overnight the thermometer dropped even further than on Tuesday night with a minimum of -3.3C at 05.45 on Thursday morning making it the coldest night since 22nd January.

Thursday saw strong sunshine after the sun had risen above thin cloud on the eastern horizon, lifting the temperature to 3.3C at 08.00.