Warmth returns on Monday

Monday saw the thermometer recover and rise to 16.1C, which was a significant 5.6C above the 38-year average and the warmest day since 21st October.

It was another dry day, the 14th this month with the monthly rainfall 72% of the average and more dry days in the forecast.

The past night has been mild with a minimum of 5.1C at 04.47 before rising to 8.8C at 08.00 on Tuesday that started with cloudy conditions but just after 08.00 the sunshine became more continuous.