Sunniest day for a month on Tuesday

Tuesday was a glorious day with 11.2 hours of sunshine making it the sunniest day since 16th July. That raised the temperature back above average (+0.2C) to a maximum of 21.1C with the wind now coming from the west, a little less cold than the Polar air on Monday.

It was a dry day but just after 05.30 today, Wednesday, the rain from the next depression arrived that gave 1.1mm before 08.00.

The minimum overnight was also above average (+1.8C) but just after 08.00 heavy rain began to fall as the centre of the wide rain band crossed the area. Once again the wind direction changes with a modest southerly air flow today.

Update on Wednesday at 19.00: the warmest part of the day is at this time with a maximum of just 17.1C, which is a significant 3.8C below average. Rain has been frequent all day with heavy rain again in the past half hour.