Wet, windy and mild

Although we had 2.5 hours of sunshine on Thursday, the highest for a week, both the maximum of 9.7C (+2.0C) and the minimum of 3.5C (2.0C) were down on the previous days but still above average. The brisk southerly breeze reached a maximum gust of 26mph.

The next weather front made its appearance overnight.The minimum temperature registered just after midnight, but increasing cloud stopped the fall and a rise of 3C occurred by 08.00 on Friday with a temperature of 6.8C.

The first rain drops from this new weather front were observed at 07.15. The past twenty-four hours produced rainfall of 4.2mm bringing the monthly total to 50.3mm being 17mm below the 37-year average. The southerly air flow continues.