The sub-tropical southerly air stream on Wednesday saw the thermometer climb to a peak 14.8C on Wednesday at 09.18. This was the warmest February day since 26th February 2019 when a maximum of 18.2C was logged. The temperature began to drift downwards after 13.00 to reach a minimum of 6.5C at 06.18 on Thursday morning.
A cold front passed over the area during the early hours of Thursday that brought the cooler air with minimum rainfall of 0.4mm.
The trailing end of the weather front meant a cloudy start to Thursday although the cloud was quite high and the temperature at 08.00 had recovered to 7.4C.
An intense area of high pressure has been developing over the Continent during the past twenty-four hours that has seen our barometric pressure rise to read 1026mb at 08.00 Thursday with the prospect of drier but cooler weather ahead.