Rainfall for the last twenty-four hours amounted to 2.8mm. Any daily rainfall total equal to or above 1mm is described as a ‘wet’ day. This is the first significant rainfall in December.
We have now had several days in December with significant direct sunshine totals, the highest being 6.19 hours on the 6th and 6.09 hours on the 8th.
The highest gust of wind last evening was measured at 33mph.
With six dry days and just a light shower on the 4th it has been the driest week since the end of September. The consistently high pressure has also ensured that there have been four days with sunshine after the grey, overcast days in November.
Today (6th December) was the sunniest day since 1st November and produced 6.19 hours of direct sunshine. This followed a sharp air frost when the thermometer dropped to -3.2C, which was the coldest night since 26th November 2013.
The thermometer struggled to each a maximum of just 3.8C yesterday, which is 3C below the long-term average for December. It was also the coldest day since January 30th 2014 that registered a maximum of 2.4C.
Overnight there was a slight air frost registering -0.2C although the advancing cloud cover this morning raised the air temperature to above freezing (+1.2C) at 0800.
With a total of 4.84 hours of direct sunshine yesterday it was the sunniest day since November 9th. The flow of much colder, drier air from a northerly direction has meant humidity levels are lower and the wind strength produced a factor of wind chill for the first time since last winter. The wind chill reduced the actual air temperature to a perceived temperature lower by at least 2C all day.