Very mild again

Thursday saw the thermometer climb to 11.1C at 16.49 being 3.1C above the 37-year average and the warmest day since the 15th. Drizzle and light rain were sporadic during daylight hours amounting to 1.0mm, which bright the monthly total to 30.5mm when the average is 92.2mm.

Although the thermometer dropped away to a minimum of 5.8C overnight at 00.46, which was 3.5C above average, it recovered to 6.9C at 08.00 on Friday.

Friday arrived dull and gloomy with low cloud and calm conditions. The barometric pressure at 08.00 read 1005.5mb, the lowest pressure since the 10th.