UV level moves up a gear into the ‘High’ category on Saturday

The warmer air from Iberia began to make itself felt on Saturday as the thermometer rose above average for the first time this month with a maximum of 15.0C (+0.9C). Sunshine hours were also up with 7.5 hours and the UV level rose to 5.0, just in the ‘High’ category.

It was also a dry day with 2.3mm of equivalent rainfall lost to the atmosphere due to evaporation from ground sources and plant life.

It was also the warmest night in April as the thermometer did not fall below 5.4C being 1.4C above average.

The sun shone strongly on Sunday as soon as it rose above the horizon in a cloudless sky.