Sunshine returns

The sun returned on Thursday, if not continuous, that lifted the thermometer to a peak of 17.8C being just above the 38-year May average and @c up on Wednesday. It was also dry and UV rated as High.

The wind was lighter and from the west-southwest peaking at 19mph, the lowest in four days.

The past night was mild being the low of 9.7C being 3.2C above the average.

The barometric pressure has been easing upwards with a reading of 1020.2mb at 08.00 on Friday that started with total cloud cover but after 08.00 signs were that the cloud might be thinning.