Although the maximum of 18.0C was below average (-2.2C) on Thursday the overnight minimum of 12.4C, a mild night, was 2.3C above. The modest breeze came from the southwest with a peak gust of 14mph at head-height. The reduced sunshine from Wednesday also contributed to the lower daytime temperature as also the UV level of 6.0, down to High from Very High on the two previous days.
The sun greeted the new day on Friday that saw the thermometer rise to 17.4C by 08.00, the warmest start to a day at that time since 23rd July(17.6C). The barometric pressure has recovered the last five days to read 1018.7mb at 08.00, the highest at that time since 4th July.