Sun before much rain on Thursday

After a sunny morning the cloud built up after midday on Thursday. Rain arrived just after 14.00, lasting until 20.10, amounting to 6.2mm. This brought the monthly total to 26.1mm when the 37-year average is 92.2mm.

The thermometer rose to 7.8C, almost average for December and dropped away to 2.9C overnight, just above average.

Friday after dawn saw a bank of cloud to the east and much blue sky to the west with the possibility of more sunshine to come.

The wind has veered into the northwest, is brisk, and producing a modest windchill so it feels much colder outside than indicated on the thermometer.