Heat returns, if briefly

During the 9.7 hours of strong sunshine on Monday the temperature rose high with a maximum of 26.6C being 4C above average. The morning was very ‘sticky’ with the heat and high humidity of 71% making it feel very uncomfortable. The wind from the west was very light. After a calm night I discovered that the high anemometer had been tied up with a spider’s gossamer thread that had drifted in the air, which I need to break with a 7 metre fibre glass telescopic pole when I made my 08.00 observations.

A very mild night followed with a minimum of 16.1C, which was 4.3C above the average making it the warmest night this month.

Tuesday saw a little brightness first thing with a few scattered spots of rain but not measurable.