UV level ‘Very High’ on Saturday, not recorded since July

After overnight rain the sun returned on Saturday with 6.3 hours that around midday raised the UV level to 8.8, not reached since 5th July 2019. As a result the temperature recovered to the average, after two cool days, with a peak of 20.2C.

Rain returned in the early hours of Sunday as a modest rain band crossed the area bringing another 4.5mm of rainfall that took the June total 71.0mm, being 132% of the 36-year average. The rain ceased just before 06.30 when the cloud cover began to thin and to break at 08.00 when observations were made.

The overnight minimum of 12.9C was 2.9C above the average and was boosted to 15.3C at 08.00 in the strong bursts of sunshine.