Still very mild

Although the maximum of 10.6C on Tuesday was almost a degree below the Monday peak it was 2.6C abbe the 37-year average. Broken sunshine occurred late morning and early afternoon that was boo welcome after the day of monotonous thick, low cloud.

The thermometer dipped to 7.1C at 22.40 before slowly climbing again t0 read 8.8C at 08.00 on Wednesday.

Rain commenced again just after 04.15 on Wednesday that measured 6.5mm and brought the monthly total to 62.2mm, still 30mm below the December average.

Wednesday dawned with the familiar low, thick cloud dominating the sky and rain returned just before 08.00.