The thermometer rose 5.7C above the average on Thursday as the sun beat down and the wind slowly veered from the northeast into the south, a much warmer direction. The total hours of sunshine were slightly down on the Wednesday peak with 10.2 hours as cumulonimbus clouds occasionally obscured the sun for brief periods.
In the strong sunshine the UV level rose higherwith a reading of 6.4, which is at the top end of the ‘High’ category and the highest since 3rd September.
A much warmer night followed with the thermometer not sinking below 7.5C, which was 0.5 above the average.
Friday saw thin cloud limiting the strength of the sunshine after dawn. Even so the thermometer had risen to 11.4C at 08.00 making it the warmest start to the day since 1st November.