UV rises to ‘High’

Most of the statistics for Thursday were almost identical to Wednesday with a maximum of 16.7C (16.8C) and a minimum of 3.1C at 05.38 Friday (3.0C).

The major difference was in the strength of the UV light that peaked at 5.6, which is classified as ‘High’ the first time this year. It was also another dry day.

Friday dawned with fog that limited visibility to 200m but this had evaporated by 07.30 under the influence of strong sunshine.

The ridge off high pressure has been building for the past four days and at 08.00 on Friday had risen to 1026.6mb with the promise of more fine dry weather.