Twenty continuous days with rain!

More rain fell during Monday that brought the monthly total to 101.2mm, being 41mm above the 37-year average. We have now endured twenty continuous days with rainfall.

The wind began the day on Monday coming from the south then northwest and north before backing again into the west. As a result of the strong, cool breeze and rain the thermometer only reached a maximum of 12.4C, again below average (-4.9C).

The overnight minimum of 5.6C was also below average (-1.3C).

We have yet to enjoy a day when the maximum rises above the long-term average, in fact the last day when the thermometer rose above average was 27th April.

Tuesday started well with periods of strong sunshine as soon as thin, high cloud had dispersed. The wind was brisk and from the west that will begin to dry up the ground as there should be fewer showers due to the rise in barometric pressure, currently with a pressure of 1014.6mb at 08.00, up 13mb since Monday.