The air pressure system to will remain steady throughout the day which suggests that how we start the day will be how we finish it – well almost! There is a subtle change along the way during the afternoon period. Whilst the air pressure will remain fairly constant there will be some narrowing in the lines of pressure and, therefore, the wind speed will increase slightly.
We will see some brighter spells from time to time throughout the day but particularly during the morning as the cloud base either thins a little or fragments. Overall, however, it will remain a generally cloudy time from mid afternoon onwards. Despite the cloud it will remain dry and the top temperature will be around 7c. Overnight the low will only fall a degree or so to around 5c.
The wind will be blowing from the SW-WSW throughout the day with the an average speed of around 5mph this morning increasing to around 10mph this afternoon.
Looking back at 2012 we were in a period of cold weather with the daytime temperatures around 2-3c and below freezing overnight whilst in 2010 we were seeing flurries of snow during the day. In 2011, by contrast, saw the thermometer rise to double figures during the day.
A dry day with mild temperatures.
Observations made 08:15 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1025.3 mb, Temperature : 6.2c, Wind : 4 mph SW, Relative humidity : 86%, Rain this month : 2mm, Rain this year : 534mm.