The flow of warm, moist air, referred to as Tropical Maritime, from the south-southwest pushed the thermometer to 20.3C on Thursday being almost 6C above average and the warmest day since 26th September and up 4C on the Wednesday peak. The breeze was light, just 8mph at head height and predominantly from the southwest.
The temperature overnight did not drop below 12.2C at 00.20 being 5C above average and up 5C on the Thursday minimum.
Friday arrived with fog again from low cloud limiting visibility to around 600m and in still wind conditions.
The ridge of high pressure has continued to build with a reading of 1029.8mb at 0800.