Very mild weather continues

Wednesday saw the thermometer climb to 8.4C just before midnight, then drop away a degree before rising again during the early hours of Thursday to reach a maximum of 10.9C at 07.15 on Thursday morning. This was 4C above the 37-year average fr average maximum temperatures but 9.5C above the average minimum. It was the warmest day since 23rd December.

Drizzly rain persisted throughout most of the daylight hours on Wednesday but a wide rain band arrived late evening with heavy rain for several hours amounting to 18.7mm. This was the wettest twenty-four hours since 14th November and brought the monthly total to 77.2mm being 13mm below the 37-year January average.

Thursday brought thick low cloud after dawn with gusty winds from the south west.