Warmest day for a month on Thursday

The mild, moist air continued on Thursday that saw the thermometer rise to a maximum of 11.7C, which was 4.6C above the average and the warmest day since 23rd December.

Another mild night followed with the minimum of 7.2C occurring on Friday morning at 07.19.

Steady rain began to fall at 20.15 on Thursday evening with a more intense rain band just before 23.00.The daily rainfall total was 11.2mm that brought the monthly total to 88.5mm, which is just 2mm below the 37-year average.

Friday saw low, thick cloud and rain falling after dawn as another rain band arrived from the west.