It is a quite a cloudy start to the day today but fear not because the air pressure is rising and the chances of anything more than a rogue light shower are very slim. The chance of any rain in our area today is only about 17%. This must be good news if you are planning or going to a barbecue today.
The risk of low air pressure and some heavy rain created by former hurricane Chrsitobel is now beyond our area and heading towards Iceland and, in fact, we are set for some high air pressure for the rest of the week. This does not mean that we will not see the odd shower but, overall, it will be a mild and calm next few days.
Our top temperature today will be around 18c and overnight the low will be around 12c. The cloud cover will vary between 100% and around 60%. The cloud fragmentation will allow for some brighter spells to break through and we will see around 4-5 hours of sunshine during the day.
The wind will be deriving from the WSW-W and the average wind speed will be around 7mph with gusts up to around 17mph.
It will be a good day for working in the garden, having a ride out and, in particular, playing those end of season cricket matches.
Summary. A partially cloudy day but remaining mild.
Observations made 07:56 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1012.7 mb , Temperature :13.0c, Wind: 6 mph WSW, Relative humidity : 83%, Rain this month : 63.4mm, Rain this year : 459.6mm