The thunderstorms passed just to the east on Tuesday

Tuesday was dry although heavy rain showers passed just to the east of this area, thus a dry day. The changeable, showery weather meant squally winds from the west with a peak gust of 22mph.

The thermometer rose to 17.4C in the sunny intervals, through breaks in the cloud, being just below average. Once again the cloud meant a milder night with the minimum of 7.9 being 1.5C above the 38-year average.

Wednesday dawned with total cloud cover from which the first spots of rain were observed at 07.29 in advance of another approaching weather front to shortly pass over the area from the west.