Sunshine returns in abundance

Monday brought 12 hours of strong sunshine under the influence of the anticyclone to the west of the UK, as the barometric pressure increased. The brisk north westerly breeze, a cool direction but clear, meant a warm day, not hot, as the maximum of 20.8C was 2C below average.

It was another dry day, the tenth this month, with the UV level rising to Very High between 12.00 and 14.30.

With a clear sky overnight the expected significant drop in temperature occurred as warmth from the ground radiated into the atmosphere with no cloud blanket. The thermometer dropped to 6.0C at 05.37 being 4.9C below average.

Tuesday dawned with continuous sunshine in a predominantly clear sky.