Storm Malik brings strong winds

The maximum wind gust on Saturday of 33mph was due to storm Malik crossing to the north of the UK but still the strongest blow since 29th December.

The thermometer rose to 10.8C on Saturday being 3.8C above average but clearing skies overnight produced another air frost with a low of -1.6C, which was 2.9C below the average.

A ridge of high pressure has built over the country in the past twenty-four hours, that brought the clearing skies with a reading of 1035mb at 08.00 on Sunday.

Sunday arrived with broken sunshine and calm conditions initially, but another storm is approaching that will see the wind begin to increase later today.

With just two days left in January the total rainfall of 28.3mm is 62.6mm below the 37-year average, a significant reduction.