Sun returns followed by very cold night

After eleven wet days it was a treat to see the sun again for 6.8 hours and to have a dry day.

The brisk wind, predominantly from the north west, meant the temperature was depressed with a maximum of 13.3C being 1.4C below the average and down 5C on the Tuesday peak.

During the past evening the thermometer dropped steadily, by 23.00 it was down to 3.3C. It reached a minimum of 0.4C at 03.51 this morning before thin cloud eased in from the west and stalled any air frost but not a ground frost.

Thursday saw a little brightness at dawn but thickening cloud soon obscured the sun that allowed the temperature to ease upward with a reading of 3.4C at 08.00