Warmest day on Sunday for ten days

After a calm night, when the wind dropped out entirely, I discovered that gossamer thread had locked up the higher anemometer. A five meter telescopic fibre glass pole enabled me to free the instrument.The 5.3 hours of sunshine lifted the temperature to 23.6C being 4.9C above average and the warmest day since 8th (28.3C).

The minimum overnight was 10.2C being 1.1C above average due to the persistent cloud cover that thickened as the next weather front arrived and deposited 0.2mm of rain just after 05.00.

Monday dawned with thick cloud and another rain band threatening from the west.