Warm day then very mild night on Thursday

The thermometer did not rise quite as far on Thursday as on Wednesday with a maximum of 23.2C, down 1.2C, but still 0.4C above the 36-year average. It was dry, although in the evening shower clouds passed close to our area.

Rainfall still stands at 25.2mm but evaporation continues to rise with a monthly total to date of 66mm therefore a deficit of 38mm to the land.

Friday saw variable cloud after dawn following what was a misty start to the day. The thermometer by 08.00 had risen to 17.4C after a minimum of 14.3C at 01.34.