On Monday, the wind, having veered into the north west, meant the cooler polar air limited the temperature to a maximum of 18.5C, which was 2.4C below average and the coolest day since 19th June. Late afternoon the wind began to back into the west.
There were several minor showers in the past twenty-four hours, the last just after 03.45 this morning, amounting to 1.5mm.
The past night was very cool with the thermometer dropping into single figures providing a minimum of 9.3C at 04.47, being 2.2C below average and the coolest night in August so far.
Tuesday saw strong sunshine an hour after dawn as a weak ridge of high pressure built over the UK with the current pressure reading of 1017.8mb, close to the highest this month.