Warmer by day but not by night!

Thursday saw the thermometer rise to 11.6C being 4.6C above the 37-year average and the warmest day since the 1st. The morning saw a weather front crossing the area producing very light drizzle amounting to 0.2mm. During the afternoon the sun broke through in variable cloud, for 1.8 hours.

Clearing skies overnight meant another air frost with the thermometer dropping to -2.1C at 07.09 on Friday.

Friday morning dawned with a band of cloud easing eastwards and variable light cloud.

The centre of the anticyclone has moved closer, now approaching the west coast of Brittany, with the resultant rise in barometric pressure to 1037.0mb at 08.00. This is an increase of 10mb during the past twenty-four hours.