Sun returns for part of day

The wind from the northwest persisted all day but very light with a peak gust of only 7mph. This was the calmest since 10th July also 7mph peak. The calm conditions were due to the high pressure expanding over the UK but still centred off the southern tip of Ireland.

The temperatures were below average by day and night due to the cool air stream with the thermometer peaking at 17.6C, which was 1.3C below average and in the early ours of Monday (06.37) a low of 5.7C, being 3.6C below the 38-year average.

Tuesday brought sunshine after dawn that lifted the temperature to 8.3C by 08.00. The barometric pressure is at its highest all month also since 10th August with a pressure of 1026.9mb at 08.00.