Frost returns

Even though the wind, the lightest this month with a peak gust of just 13mph, had veered into the north west on Monday, the limited sunshine (5.82 hours) lifted the temperature to a maximum of 8.2C being 1.1c above average. It was a dry day, only the second this month.

Clearer skies overnight meant that the thermometer fell below freezing at 22.19, continuing down to a minimum of -1.4C at 03.29 this Tuesday morning.

Tuesday saw the sun shine hazily as soon as it rose above the horizon but thin high cloud is limiting its strength. The temperature rose a little before dawn to register -0.7C at 08.00.

Ridge of high pressure producing dry and calm weather with the current reading of 1032.8mb.

Update on Tuesday at 15.55: temperature eases upwards in light winds now backed into the southwest. Another dry day with over 5 hours of sunshine.