There was wall to wall sunshine on Friday totalling 13.02 hours, that combined with a slight change in wind direction from north east to east, lifted the temperature to 23.7C being 7.6C above average.
The warm, dry air saw humidity drop significantly to 33% in the mid-afternoon. As a result evaporation is now running at the equivalent loss of rainfall of 5mm a day. The evaporation for the May to date is now 114mm.
A cool night followed with the thermometer sinking to 6.9C just after dawn.
Saturday, as on several recent days, saw sunshine as the sun rose above the horizon lifting the temperature to 14.3C at 08.00. The ground temperature at a depth of 5cm at this time read 18.8C.