Very warm day and night for January

After a very cold start the peak temperature of 9.8C was 2.8C above the average during 3.8 hours of welcome sunshine. The wind coming from the southwest began to veer a little late evening into the west as Storm Malik began to have an effect on our weather.

The thermometer did not drop below 9.4C all night, which was 8.1C above the average.

Saturday dawned with total cloud cover again and the wind gusting strongly to 27mph. This was the strongest gust since 6th January and due to Storm Malik crossing the north of the UK.