Wind eased down at last but still strong

Monday brought a slightly calmer day with the wind speed maximum much lower but still strong with gusts to 23mph. For a time in the morning the wind backed into the north before reverting to northeast.

As a result of the reduction in the average and maximum speed the temperature recovered slightly with a maximum of 9.2C, which was up 1.2C on the Sunday maximum but still 1.2C below the 36-year average.

There were a couple of very light showers at 15.35 and 16.25 that barely dampened the ground and not measurable. However, a slightly longer, but still brief, shower occurred Tuesday morning at 03.55 amounting to just 0.1mm.

The temperature overnight was just above the average with a minimum of 2.8C.

Tuesday saw broken cloud after dawn but by 07.30 the sun was shining strongly. As the anticyclone eased westwards in the Atlantic the wind continues to lose some of its strength but still brisk.