A day to forget – weatherise!

Rainfall of 28.1mm fell on Friday, which made it the wettest day since 24th May 2018 when 31.9mm was recorded. However, the greatest one day rainfall (since 1984 when the station was set up) was on the 23rd December 2013 when 46.4mm was recorded. The August 2019 rainfall total now stands at 76.5mm with the average over 35 years of 66.3mm.

Eleven hours of steady rainfall.

Sunshine – nil

UV of 2.5 was low and peaked in the late morning

There were strong gusts from the southerly breeze with a maximum of 30mph.

It was the coolest day since 13th June with a maximum of only 16.8C being 4.0C below average. The temperature began to fall just before noon when the rain set in steadily. As the rain intensity eased off and stopped during the late evening the thermometer began to rise again after 21.30 to reach a peak just after midnight.

Thankfully Saturday arrived with intermittent sunshine through broken cloud and no rain as the deep depression, meandering in a northeastly direction, slowly moved away with the barometric pressure increasing again.