We had the first sunless day on Tuesday since 28th June due to the very extensive weather front slowly moving northwards. The many hours of rainfall in the morning, with heavy drizzle mid-afternoon, produced 12.8mm of precipitation making it the wettest day since 21st August (17.7mm).That brought the monthly rainfall to 22.5mm when the monthly average is 62.0mm.
Not surprisingly the persistent cloud meant a cooler day with the maximum of 17.2C, which was 1.5C below average. It has been another mild night with the thermometer no lower than 13.4C being 4.3C above average.
The very light breeze was from the north with a peak gust of just 13mph.
Although the sky was predominantly clear on Wednesday morning a bank of cloud on the eastern horizon did not allow the sun to shine until just after 07.00 when it climbed into clear sky.