Warm by day but heavy showers

Under the influence of low-pressure it was not surprising to find showers breaking out in the past twenty-four hours that amounted to 7.4mm, the wettest day since 21st August.

The wind was predominantly from the south and a little stronger than of late with a peak gust of 20mph.

Considerable warmth still existed with both maximum and minimum above average with 20.0C (+1.3C) and 15.8C (+6.7C), the latter giving a very mild night being the warmest night since 17th June. The peak temperature was some 8C and 9C below the very hot days at the beginning of the week.

Friday arrived with hang-back of cloud from a rain band that went through just after 0500 but by 0800 the cloud had begun to thin.