After the very wet Sunday we enjoyed welcome sunshine on Monday morning of 3.4 hours but increasing cloud after midday and a brisk westerly breeze meant a cool day.
The thermometer eventually rose to 8.8C being 1C above the average. In fact, every day in February has seen the maximum rise above the February average. The thermometer fell away in the evening to a minimum of 1.7C at 23.33. Thereafter the temperature began to rise slowly as thin high cloud spread from the west. By 08.00 on Tuesday the temperature had recovered to 5.9C.
Tuesday saw a little brightness first thing but by 07.45 the cloud cover had begun to thicken ahead of another rain band.