High temperatures declining

The hottest day of the year was over the weekend when the thermometer peaked at 23.1C. with UV levels in the ‘High’ category and just light breezes.
Maximum evaporation occurred on sunday when the equivalent of 4.7mm of water vapour returned to the atmosphere, the highest since August last year.
The barometric pressure has been dropping steadily over the last four days and is now at its lowest for May.

Temperatures continue to rise

The maximum daily temperature has been rising since a low of 14.0C on the 11th. Yesterday the peak temperature was 22.1C with the UV level on thursday nudging into the ‘Very High’ category.
The succession of chilly mornings has passed with a minimum just before dawn today of 6.7C

Temperature and UV levels rising

Yesterday was the warmest day since the end of September with a maximum of 20.4C. UV levels continue to rise, currently in the High category but close to the Very High category.
After so much rain earlier in the month the surface soil is beginning to dry. Yesterday the amount of water vapour returned to the atmosphere from the ground, plants and water surface approached 4mm.

Ground frost early today

With the sky clearing last night and the wind dropping out, the air temperature dropped to 2.3C at dawn so there would have been a brief but light ground frost.
By 8.00am the direct sunshine total had almost reached 2 hours today.