Warmer air returns that made it warmer by night than day

Thursday brought warmer air, after the brief cold spell, on a modest southerly and then south-easterly breeze gusting on one occasion to 16mph. The warmest time was overnight as the warm front brought thicker cloud and rain at 20.30 and in the early morning at 01.45, briefly being quite heavy, with a total of 7.7mm. The maximum of 8.9C at 03.15 on Friday was 0.9C above average, which was the first above average maximum this month.

Friday arrived with thick cloud and again little breeze, the temperature having dropped to 7.9C at 08.00 making it the warmest start to the month at that time.