Gloomy Monday produced warmer air during daylight hours

The thermometer very slowly rose during the daylight hours on Monday to a peak of 10.0C late in the day at 16.18, which was 3C above average. It was another sunless and overcast day but dry day, now nine consecutively.

Overnight the temperature eased downwards to a minimum of 4.6C at 04.20, lifting to 5.0C at 08.00.

Tuesday dawned with much blue sky, minimal broken cloud and welcome sunshine after it got up!

The influence of the recent intense high pressure is reducing with not only warmer air from a. westerly direction but much more wind – peak gust of 42mph after many days with maxima in single figures.

The technical difficulties regarding the Daily Statistics page for 2019 have been resolved so the page is now available.