Cooler again by day

The high pressure in the North Atlantic maintained dry weather during Friday although it was much cloudier with just 15 hours of sunshine. The maximum temperature of 11.3C was down again and 3.3C below average even though the persistent northeasterly breeze was less brisk with a peak gust of 13mph.

A milder night followed with the thermometer not sinking below 8.3C being 1.2C above average. This produced a diurnal temperature variation of just 3C.

Saturday arrived quite gloomy with thick cloud. The wind is still from the north east but light in strength. The high-pressure has intensified but moved westwards in the Atlantic allowing a depression to edge towards the country.