Another sunless day on Friday

Thick cloud from the approaching weather front on Friday meant another sunless day, the fifth this month, with rain arriving at 09.10 and amounting to 1.3mm.

The northwesterly air mass was replaced by southwesterly then a southerly air stream as the day progressed that saw the thermometer slowly rise from 3.4C at 08.00 on Friday to reach a maximum during the evening rather than daytime, producing a peak of 10.00C at 21.35. The lowest during the night was 9.0C just after midnight.

Saturday arrived with the cloud base much higher and thinner, the wind having veered into the southwest. The soil temperature at a depth of 5cm has recovered from the low of 3.7C on Friday, due to the ground and air frost, recovering to 8.3C at 08.00 on Saturday.