Sun returns and warmer, thankfully

After the rain finished at around 08.00 on Tuesday the cloud began to thin, with sunshine beginning to appear mid-morning and totalling 7.1 hours and the UV level back again to Very high.

The temperature peaked at 16.4C. However, this was 3.8C below the average but a couple of degrees higher than on previous cold days.

The clear skies and lack of wind overnight, after a blustery day, meant a cool night with the thermometer dropping very low to 3.2C. This was 6.9C below the average and the coldest night since 27th May.

Wednesday brought sunshine after dawn that lifted the low temperature to 13.7C at 08.00.

After several wet days the monthly rainfall total is 28.4mm whereas the equivalent loss through evaporation amounts to 66mm.