Sunniest day in ten months on Thursday, but another air frost

After a sunny start the sun kept shining on Thursday to log 12.1 hours making it the sunniest day since 16th July 2019. However, in spite of the many hours of sunshine the northeasterly breeze meant another cool day as the thermometer struggled to reach 13.9C being 3.2C below the 36-year average.

It was not surprising to see the thermometer falling steadily in the evening and overnight under clear skies to reach a low of -0.8C at 04.29 on Friday. In fact the temperature was below zero for almost three hours in the early morning.

Friday saw another glorious start to the day with blue skies and strong sunshine as soon as the sun crossed the horizon lifting the thermometer to 8.7C at 08.00 dispelling the white covering after the air frost.

There is a subtle change in the air this morning as it does not feel as bitterly cold due to the wind backing from the northeast into the north or even nornorwest. This is the result of the anticyclone slipping a little further south in the eastern Atlantic