Temperatures sliding

Sunday brought a little sunshine of 0.3 hours but the maximum of 11.3C was down on the past five days although still 4.3C above the average. Rain in the afternoon was brief but quiet heavy amounting to 2.7mm. The wind continued from the southwest but less strong than recent days although a single gust of 25mph was recorded.

Overnight the thermometer sank away to a minimum of 7.6C at 05.46 on Monday morning.

As Monday dawned the cloud bank to the east was seen receding being replaced by a much clearer sky. The barometric pressure has been falling for the past week with a reading at 08.00 of 1009.8mb