Colder air arrives as barometric pressure rises to highest all month

For the majority of Thursday the wind came from the west but at 18.25 rain began to fall from the weather front that had slowly been drifting southwards and at the same time the wind abruptly veered into the northeast.

The daily rainfall total was 7.8mm bringing the monthly total to 116mm being 24.4mm above he 35-year average.

There were 3.5 hours of welcome sunshine on Thursday that lifted the temperature to a maximum of 10.3C, which was 0.2C above average.

With the sky clearing overnight the thermometer took a tumble to reach a low of 1.4C at 08.00 on Friday morning that saw the sun shine as soon as it had risen above the horizon.

A ridge of high pressure promises a drier and brighter day on Friday with the barometric pressure reading 1013.8mb at 08.00, the highest pressure recorded all month.