Although the barometric pressure continued to rise briskly on Tuesday, it was another gloomy day with drizzle that amounted to just 0.5mm. However, the thermometer did rise above the average (+3.7C) with a maximum of 10.7C.
The sky began to clear late afternoon as the second weather front eased away to the east, that allowed the temperature to drop away producing a sharp air frost that depended further half an hour before sunrise to give a minimum of -1.8C.
Wednesday arrived with just very thin high cloud and the prospect of a few hours of sunshine. The centre of the anticyclone is close by, just off the west coast of the UK, with a reading of 1041.7mb at 08.00. This is the highest since that pressure was recorded on 17th December, however it continues to rise as the centre eases towards central England.