Sunshine and showers continue

A sunny morning soon changed to heavy, brief showers after midday amounting to another 2.8mm of rain bringing the monthly total to 90.5mm when the 35-year average is 64.9mm. The total so far this month makes it the wettest February since the record washout in 2014 when 151.6mm was recorded.

The southwesterly wind moderated just a little with a maximum gust of 27mph.

Again the temperatures were above average in the mild air mass from the Atlantic with a maximum of 9.4C, down 1.6C on the warm Monday but still 1.9C above average. Thinner cloud cover overnight meant the thermometer eventually dropped to 1.9C (+0.6C) at 05.15 Wednesday morning. Continuous cloud cover meant no sunshine after dawn with the thermometer having recovered a little to read 3.3C at 08.00.