Rain, snow and frost, all in twenty-four hours

Sunday gave us 3.8 hours of sunshine in the morning before increasing cloud after midday blocked the sun. The thermometer struggled to get abjev4.1C being 6C below the 37-year average.

Light rain was observed falling at 16.40 and a further belt of precipitation at 18.30 produced sleet then wet snow.

The temperature hovered around zero until just before midnight then fell away to a minimum of -1.8C just before dawn on Monday being 5.6C below the average.

Monday brought weak sunshine through thin high cloud after dawn with wind conditions calm. The barometric pressure has begun to recover after the extreme low on Saturday as a temporary ridge builds over the UK with a reading of 1016.1mb at 0800.