Warmer by night than by day

During the daylight hours on Friday the thermometer peaked at 7.8C at 10.45 before falling back a little during the continuous rain during the afternoon.

Very mild air from a southerly direction reversed this trend so that the thermometer slowly rose overnight to reach 10.1C at 08.00 this morning. This makes it the warmest morning since 19th February.

The first rain drops began just before 1pm on Friday with light rain then continuing for over seven hours with a much heaver rain band during the night. It was the wettest day for almost a month with a total of 10.2mm.

Saturday has dawned with overcast skies and a modest breeze.

Saturday update at 20.00: maximum of 12.2C at 13.40, warmest day since 23rd January.