Warmer by day but colder by night again

Thanks to the modest breeze from the southwest on Wednesday. the thermometer rose to 16.8C being 2.7C above average. but due to clearer skies overnight a minimum 3.0C occurred early on Thursday at 05.30, being 0.7C below average.

It was another dry day, the sixth this month with rainfall just 16.2mm. By contrast, we have lost the equivalent of 22mm of rainfall due to evaporation from ground sources and plant life.

Thursday dawned quite murky with mist and cloud allowing only the briefest of bright intervals after dawn.

The ridge of high pressure has been building with the current pressure at 0800 of 1022.1mb, so another dry day is in prospect.