Sunniest day this month then coldest night for two months

We enjoyed 9.4 hours of sunshine on Thursday but the brisk northeasterly breeze pegged back the maximum temperature to a peak of 20.6C, which was 0.5C below average. The anticyclone was still in charge so another dry day, the fifth consecutive, with UV up to a High level. The monthly rainfall still stands at 64.2mm when the average is 66.9mm.

The thermometer fell steadily downwards last night to reach a minimum of just 6.9C. This was 4.1C below the 37-year average and the coldest night since 23rd June.

The temperature at 0800 on Friday was 11.3C. the coldest start to a day at that time since 22nd June. There was total cloud after dawn but just after 0800 the first glimpse of brightness appeared. The anticyclone is still influencing our weather with a cool breeze from the north-northeast and continuing dry.