Winds were not quite as strong on Wednesday as Tuesday but still strong with a peak gust of 37mph.

The thermometer rose to a maximum of 9.7C at 13.16, still below average (-0.6C).

Rainfall in the past twenty-four hours amounted to 2.1mm bringing the monthly total to 61.8mm, which is 1.7mm above average.

The temperature, having initially fallen away in the late evening, began to pick up just after midnight to give a reading of 9.4C at 08.00 Thursday morning.