Only 24% of the normal rainfall in September.

A new month starts but our general weather pattern remains as a high pressure system continues to sit above the UK.  During September we only received about 24% of the normal rainfall for the month.  We will not have to wait too long for some rain to fall in October.

The jet stream is now beginning to make another move southwards and this will bring some rain to our area by the end of the week and, in particular, during Saturday morning.

Today will be another generally mild day with a top temperature of around 19c.  During the day we will see varying amounts of cloud, however, the most dense period of cloud cover will be during the mid afternoon to early evening.  During this period the risk of rain increases to around 25-30%.  Overnight the temperature will reach a low of around  9-10c.

The wind will start the day deriving from the SW and the average speed will be around 4mph.  As the day passes we will see the wind derivation travel clockwise and it will end the day arriving from the WNW.  During the afternoon / evening we will see a slight increase in the average wind speed to around  6mph.

Summary.  A mild day with varying amounts of cloud cover.

Observations made 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1021.2mb , Temperature : 12.2c, Wind: 2mph SW , Relative humidity : 83%, Rain this month :  0 mm, Rain this year : 475mm

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Most rain since August.

Yesterday around 9mm of rain fell in out area and that was the most rain we had received in a single day since the 25 August 2014.

We do have a further 30% risk of some showers later this evening but, in the main, it will be a dry day today.  This supposition is supported by the fact that at the time of observation the air pressure is steadily rising.

The satellite images are showing that our area will be covered in some partial cloud during the daylight hours and this will allow for some brighter spells.  We can expect our top temperature to reach around 19c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be 10c.

During the day the wind speed will be generally light at around 4mph but as the light fades the wind speed will increase to around 9mph.  It is during this period of increased wind speeds that our risk of rain increases.   Throughout the day the day will be deriving from a narrow SW-SSW arc.

Summary.  Mild and bright at times.  Risk of some rain particularly later in the day.

Observations made 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1020.8mb , Temperature : 11.9c, Wind: 2mph SW , Relative humidity : 89%, Rain this month :  13.4mm, Rain this year : 475mm

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Sticky night

After a very warm and sticky night we are set for another unseasonably warm day, but is so unusual?  Last night our minimum temperature was 14.7c (same reading at approximately 06:30 hours).

Whilst this is not too dissimilar to 2010 (14c) and 2011 (12.1c) the temperature at 07:29 hours on same day in 2012 was 7.3c whilst last year at 08:40 hours we had reached 11.6c.  It would seem that, in general, that double figure early morning temperatures are not so unusual in September after all.

Today we will see a variable amounts of cloud and  there is an increased risk of some light rain today (around 60%).  The radar images are currently showing that rain clouds will track across our area mid to late morning and mid afternoon.  These clouds may simply blow by but there is an elevated risk.

Our top temperature today will be around 20 -21c and overnight the minimum temperature will around 13c.  The overnight temperature will be helped to be maintained by a general SW breeze and some variable amounts of cloud.

The breeze will be blowing from the SE this morning but we will see a clockwise shift towards the SW-WSW as the day passes.  The average wind speed will be around 2-3mph.

Summary.  Partially cloudy day with the risk of some rain.  Remaining mild.

Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1019mb , Temperature : 14.7c, Wind: calm , Relative humidity : 83%, Rain this month :  4.4mm, Rain this year : 464mm

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Weather and gardening tips

Looking around the weather webcams in the Midlands region shows that the cloud base is still pretty much in place although, today, it does not seem as dense as it did yesterday.  This thought is confirmed by the satellite images and the fact that there does appear to be some sun breaking thorough in most  of the webcam images.

The good news is that the radar images are not showing any rain clouds in our area today.  The chance of any rain (drizzle) in our area today is about 5%.

It will be a mild day for the time of year and the wind will be light.  it will certainly be a good day for a walk, ride or some gardening.   For some tips on what to do in the garden this month follow this link.

Our top temperature today will be around 20c and overnight it will remain mild at around 12c.  We will see around 3-4 hours of sunshine.

The players at the Ryder Cup golf will again find it cool at times up in Perthshire, Scotland with a top temperature of around 14c.  There is unlikely to be any rain during the main hours of play.

The wind will be deriving from a SW-SE arc for much of the day.  The average wind speed will be around 2-3mph.

Summary.  Cloudy to start with some brighter spells later.  Warm but humid at times this morning.

Observations made 08:10 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1021.5mb , Temperature : 11.4c, Wind: calm , Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month :  4.4mm, Rain this year : 464mm

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Sunshine in Salop?

Today, once again, starts off a little cloudy but despite the cloud we only have a 17% chance of rain this morning.  This risk will diminish during the afternoon to around 10%.  The satellite images are currently (08:15 hours) showing a general covering of cloud throughout the West Midlands.

The cloud cover will fragment from time to time during the day and this will allow temperatures to reach around 20c.  It will be, at times, very humid due to the cloud and warmth and this may make working or playing physical sport more difficult late this morning .  Overnight will be very mild with a minimum temperature of 14c.

This afternoon the wind speed will increase slightly.  This morning the wind speed will be around 3mph and this afternoon nearer 6-7mph.  Either way the wind speeds are not dramatic.  The wind will be deriving from the SW for the majority of the day.

In answer to a specific question I have received from @gazman399 I have looked further afield towards Shifnal.  Looking at the satellite images would suggest that you may see a little more sun the further you go into Shropshire.  The risk of rain remains very low and the temperatures will be similar to Hammerwich.  For very specific Shifnal information follow this link for information provided by a fellow amateur observer.

Summary.  Cloudy to start with some brighter spells later.  Warm but humid at times this morning.

Observations made 08:06 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1026.4mb , Temperature : 10.5c, Wind: calm , Relative humidity : 8%, Rain this month :  4.4mm, Rain this year : 464mm

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What’s the jet stream position?

The jet stream continues to ride in the norther parts of the UK.  This will bring rain to the Scotland and Norther England but, in our area, we will have another generally dry day with only a 10% chance of rain.

A noticeable feature of the weather this morning is the SW breeze which is averaging around 5mph but with gusts of 10-12mph.  The breeze, however, is noticeably warm due the derivation.  As the day passes we can expect the wind speed to reduce slightly and the derivation to move clockwise towards the WNW .

It will be a partly cloudy day with the cloud cover varying from 20% to 90%.  This means we will still see some bright and sunny spells with the top temperature reaching around 18-19c.  Today’s temperature is about 4c warmer than what we would expect for this time of year.  Looking at my historical data back to 26/9/20012 the top temperature was 14c and we received 6mm of rain during the day.

Looking ahead the jet stream models show the “stream” remains above our area until Tuesday.  On Wednesday there is some movement southwards but we need to get nearer the day before we can accurately predict what this will do for the weather in our area.  The most likely scenario will be an increase in cloud cover.

Summary.  Bright and slightly breezy to start.  Variable amounts of cloud as the day passes.

Observations made 06:20  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1018.8mb , Temperature :15.3c, Wind: 10 mph SW, Relative humidity : 82%, Rain this month :  4.4mm, Rain this year : 464mm

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Low pressure to the North

There is a complex system of low pressure to the north of the UK at the moment and it is bringing inclement weather to Scotland and parts of Northern England. This system, however,  is being kept at bay from our area by a high pressure system that will maintain a solid position up until the early part of next week as a very minimum. In short – there are more generally dry days ahead.

Today will start off a little cool but we will soon see the sun break through some fragmented cloud.  The SW breeze will bring warmer air than the NW version we have encountered over the last few days.  Combined the sun and SW breeze will hep lift our top temperature up to around 19c.  Overnight the low will be around 13c.  A good day for pottering in the garden.

As the morning passes into the afternoon we will see the cloud cover increase and, at times, we will have almost total coverage (around 90-95%). Despite the cloud cover the risk of rain is less than 10%.

The wind will be deriving from a SW-WSW direction and the average wind speed will be around 5mph.  Some gusts may reach around 15mph.

Summary.  Some cloud but bright to start.  Cloud increasing during the afternoon.

Observations made 06:28  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1017.6mb , Temperature :8.6c, Wind: 2 mph SW, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  4.4mm, Rain this year : 464mm

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