1 November 2014 – Weather

After some early morning rain we will see some bright spells during this morning and early afternoon.  Today will be a good day for a walk in the park or a ride on your bike.  It will be particularly good for some photography this morning as the sunlight will be bright and even.

The brighter spells will help lift the top temperature to around 15c. Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.

After dark the risk of rain does increase and we are 90% likely to see some rain late this evening or in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

The wind will be deriving from the SW for the majority of the day and the average wind speed will be around 4mph.

Looking ahead then tomorrow appears to be a day with more showers and this pattern of sunshine and showers seems to remain during the majority of the week.  It will be a little cooler than of late although still relatively mild.

Summary : Some bright spells with a high risk of rain later tonight / overnight.

Observations made 08:05 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1013.4mb, Temperature : 11.7c, Wind: 4 mph SW, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  1mm, Rain this year : 556mm

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Halloween weather.

Today starts off mild with the air temperature at 06:30 hours already above 15c.  The good news is, particularly if you want to do some jobs done outside or dey some washing, is that it will remain mild and dry for the rest of the daylight hours.

The jet stream is today bringing some mild air from the SW and this will help lift our top temperature up to around 18c.  We will also see some brighter spells when the cloud base fragments from time to time.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.

Later this evening / early tomorrow clouds will bring some rain threat from the west.  There is an 80% chance that our are will receive some rain by early Saturday morning.

The wind today will be deriving from the SW-SSW and the average wind speed will be around 8mph.  The good news is, however, that the wind will be warm!

Summary : A very mild day with the risk of rain increasing overnight.

Observations made 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1014.3mb, Temperature : 15.2c, Wind: 8 mph SSW, Relative humidity : 86%, Rain this month :  69mm, Rain this year : 555mm

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10c warmer

Today will see the wind derivation eventually return towards the warmer southerly direction (SE-SW arc) and we can expect to see a day with some mild air temperatures.  These early mild temperatures coupled with high relative humidity and  low wind speeds could see the formation of some mist patches in places first thing this morning.

Already at 06:30 hours the air temperature is above 13c  and we can expect to see a top temperature of around 16-17c today.  Overnight will remain mild with a minimum temperature of 12-13c.  Yesterday at the same time the air temperature was around 6.7c whilst last year, on the same day, the air temperature at 07:04 hours was 3.9c.  Therefore, today is nearly 10c warmer than the corresponding day last year.

The wind will start the day deriving from the E-ENE but the direction will gradually move towards the SE and eventually the SW as the day passes.  The wind will have an average speed of around  6-7mph.

It will be a generally cloudy day with just the odd brighter spell.  This morning there is a chance of some drizzle and as the day passes a 25% chance of rain.

Summary : Returning to mild air temperatures.

Observations made 06:22 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1014.9mb, Temperature : 13.2c, Wind: 1mph ENE, Relative humidity : 90%, Rain this month :  69mm, Rain this year : 555mm

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A change of direction

After the last couple of days very mild temperatures today sees some “normality” return as temperatures are below double figures for the first time in a few days.  This morning at 06:30 hours the  air temperature was 6.7c compared to 13.2c at the same time yesterday.

The big reason for this reduction is the change in wind direction.  Yesterday the breeze was from the warming SW whilst today it is from the cool north.

The winds will be light throughout the day but it will have a cool “edge” to it.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph (N-NE arc).

Our top temperature today will be around 11-12c and overnight there will be little change.  As the day passes we will see variable amounts of cloud cover.  During the daylight hours it will remain predominantly dry with even some brighter spells thrown in.  During the evening there is a 35% chance of some light rain.

Summary : Cooler than of late with variable cloud cover.  A 35% risk of rain after dark.

Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1015.6mb, Temperature : 6.7c, Wind: Calm, Relative humidity : 84%, Rain this month :  68mm, Rain this year : 554mm

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Bright by day but……

The low air pressure system that was dominating the weather in the northern parts of the UK will be travelling into our area today.  The barometer is already clearly showing that the air pressure is falling slowly and it will continue to do so.

Before we go too far I should mention the very mild overnight temperatures.  The lowest temperature recorded by me overnight was a very mild 12.1c at 02:10 hours.  Tonight’s overnight temperature will be more seasonal at around 6-7c.

The day will see some bright spells and a top temperature of around 17c.  This will be lovely weather for tackling some outdoor jobs, particularly , this morning or very early afternoon.  As the afternoon passes the cloud will increase and so  will the risk of rain.  The current radar images show that rain will reach our area from late afternoon and through the early part of the evening.  There is a 75% chance of rain in our area today.

The wind will start off deriving from the SSW and this will bring with it some warm air.  The average wind speed during the daylight hours will be around 8-10mph.  After dark the wind will begin a clockwise journey and the wind will end deriving from the NW.  This direction air to our area.

Summary : Bright and mild during the day but the risk of rain increasing late afternoon and through the early evening.

Observations made 06:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1010.6mb, Temperature : 13.2c, Wind: 10mph SSW, Relative humidity : 82%, Rain this month :  68mm, Rain this year : 554mm

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North / South Divide

There is a very clear divide at the moment in the UK air pressure wise.  The north of the UK is in under a system of low pressure whilst the majority of England and Wales is sitting under a system of high pressure.

Whilst the air pressure is currently falling slowly it is still high in our area and this means that we will be seeing a day with some bright spells and only a low risk (8-10%) of any rain.

The prominence of mixed air pressure activity in the UK will, however, mean it will be another breezy day.  The average wind speed will be around 8-10mph with gusts speeds possibly doubling that figure.

It will be a mild day with our top temperature reaching around 15-16c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 11c.

Rain will return to our area in about 48 hours time so I can tell you more about that tomorrow.

Summary : Partly cloudy but a pleasant if breezy day.

Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1016.1mb, Temperature : 13.6c, Wind: 6mph SSW, Relative humidity : 83%, Rain this month :  68mm, Rain this year : 554mm

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Warmer than 2012.

GMT began early this morning and will remain with us until the 29 march 2015.  GMT really is the final reminder that we are now heading into the “darker” months.

Today, however, will be a generally mild day with a general cloud covering for much of the day.  There may be one or two opportunities for the sun to break through but the sky will be (as I previously stated) for the majority of the day cloudy.  despite the cloud there is less than a 15% chance of rain in our area today.

Our top temperature by mid afternoon will be around 14c.  This is in stark contrast to 2012 when my records show that the maximum daytime temperature was only 7c. (The temperature at the time of observation in 2012 (which was a similar time to today) was -0.3c whilst today we were in double figures.  Overnight our minimum temperature will be around 10c.

The wind today will be deriving from the SSW and the average speed will be around 9-10mph.  Gusts speeds could reach around 25mph.  Other than bringing down more leaves wind speeds at this level will not create any real damage.

Summary : A generally cloudy but dry and breezy day.

Observations made 07:39 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1017.4mb, Temperature : 11.7 c, Wind: 8mph SSW, Relative humidity : 84%, Rain this month :  68 mm, Rain this year : 554mm

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