Unstable weather

With the depression so close the wind continued from the southwest on Monday and very brisk with a peak gust of 21mph. The thermometer didn’t rise above average (-0.8C) with a high of 19.4C.

The sun came out later in the morning after light rain showers that only amounted to 1.0mm. The rainfall for June is just 24.3mm being 30mm below the 38-year average and it looks as if this will be the fifth below average monthly rainfall in 2022. Se against that minimal rainfall is the fact that the equivalent of 87mm of rainfall has been lost through evaporation, so no wonder the gardens and lawns are so dry in the brisk, drying winds.

The thermometer dropped to 8.2C overnight but had recovered to 14.3C in the early morning sunshine. The wind continues from the southwest, still brisk and is likely to strengthen as the day progresses.