Don’t put off until tomorrow

If you have some jobs to do outside then heeding the guidance of the old saying “don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today” would be a wise move.

Whilst there is a low risk of some light rain showers today the risk is only around 35%.  The radar images are clearly showing that the rain clouds are not very dense and thus carry little rain.

During the day we will see the odd brighter spell as the clouds thin from time to time and these brighter spells will help lift our top temperature up to around 15c.  This will be helped a little by warmer air deriving from the SW-SSW.

The average wind speed today will be around 8mph and gusts could reach up to 16-20 mph. There will be no real damage caused at these lower wind speed levels.

As the day passes a low pressure system pushes towards our area from the N.  We are already seeing some impact of this system as the air pressure is already falling slowly.

By the early morning this system will bring a threat of rain to our rain to our area that will last until early afternoon.

Summary : Generally dry with some breeze.

Observations made 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1017.8mb, Temperature : 10.9c, Wind: 6mph SSW, Relative humidity : 84%, Rain this month :  66 mm, Rain this year : 552mm

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After the storm

Yesterday’s low pressure system that introduced us to the ex-hurricane Gonzalo is now beyond our area and we are seeing a steady rise in the air pressure.  After yesterday’s 0-40 mph wind gust speeds today will all be a much calmer.

A word of warning, however, before you step outside without your coat is that it will be a relatively cool day with a top temperature only just into double figures (around 11c).  The overnight low will be around 7c.  (Similar to last night’s minimum temperature – 6.5c at 01:44 hours).

During the day we will see the odd break in the cloud which will allow some brighter spells to appear.  Our risk of any rain today is about 25%.  The highest period of rain risk will be during the late afternoon / early evening when a band of rain cloud that is currently sitting to the NW of the UK makes its move downwards.  The current images suggest that the rain cloud may just fall short of our area but we will be very close to the edge.

Today wind will be deriving generally from the SW-WSW and the average wins speed will be around 7mph.

Summary : A generally dry day but cool.

Observations made 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1023.1mb, Temperature : 7.7c, Wind: 5mph SW, Relative humidity : 82%, Rain this month :  66 mm, Rain this year : 552mm

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Good morning Gonzalo.

Today sees our introduction to the ex-hurricane Gonzalo.  Whilst our wind speeds will be nothing like hurricane force we can certainly expect a strong breeze (around force 5-6) and gust speeds up to 40mph.

The average wind speed today will be around 15-18mph and the wind  will be deriving from the SW this morning from the WNW as the day progresses.  A further indication that the wind speed will increase is the rapidly falling air pressure.

Along with the wind is the 85% chance of further rain showers during the day.  in general these will be light although the radar images are suggesting a heavier period of rain mid evening.  A slight alteration in the wind direction, however, between now and mid evening can change this possibility significantly.

First thing this morning is the warmest the day will be.  As the day passes the temperature will reduce to around 10-11c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c.

The strong wind will remain with us for the entire day and, therefore, care should be taken whilst travelling around as high sided vehicles may suddenly be blown across traffic lanes or branches, rubbish and leaves may present other hazards.

The wind will eventually reduce in speed but mid day tomorrow.

Finally many thanks to all of you that checked upon my health yesterday.  I am pleased to say that I feel a lot better today (although 7lbs lighter than Saturday).  Also best wishes to Joe Hanley who graduates today at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Observations made 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   995.7mb, Temperature : 12.8c, Wind: 10mph SW, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month :  63 mm, Rain this year : 549mm

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A changing picture?

Firstly, please accept my apologies for the slightly later than normal posting.  Some difficulties in the night have meant a slightly later start for me than normal today.

The first thing that is immediately noticeable about today’s weather is the reduced wind speed.  The average wind speed today will be around 5mph although some gusts will reach 15-20mph.  The wind will be deriving from the SW.

There will be some odd breaks in the cloud to allow some bright spells but that same cloud will also bring of some risk of showers this morning.  The radar images are showing rain cloud pushing through the Newtown and Welshpool area of Wales this morning at these clouds will bring a 60% chance of some light showers around 10:00 hours onwards.

It will be a mild day with a top temperature of around 14c and an overnight low of 11-12c.

As we make our way to work tomorrow we can expect to see further rain as a large band of rain cloud will have worked its way across the UK.

Observations made 08:13 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1014 mb, Temperature : 11c, Wind: 4mph SW, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  62 mm, Rain this year : 548mm

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Leaves from the trees.

It was another mild night last night.  The minimum temperature reached was only just below 14c.

Today will be a good day for getting out and about although it will be a little breezy.  The average wind speed will be around 8-9mph and gusts could reach around 25mph. This will not cause any damage but will bring down a few more leaves from the trees.  The wind will be deriving predominantly from the SW.

The cloud will break up from time to time to allow for some brighter spells.  The sunshine will help lift the maximum temperature up to around 16c.  overnight it will again be mild with the low reaching around 9c.  This is not as warm as the last couple of nights but still is mild.

There is a 15% chance of an isolated shower later today but I think we are better focusing on the 4.5hours of sunshine we are going to receive.

Observations made 08:54 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1008.2 mb, Temperature : 14c, Wind: 4mph SSW, Relative humidity : 84%, Rain this month :  62 mm, Rain this year : 548mm

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Warmest night since July 2014.

A low air pressure system is siting across the UK but the jet stream is bringing warm air from the south-west (see jet stream image below) . Last night the lowest air temperature was 15.3c at midnight.  That was the warmest night since our very warm spell in the middle of July.

Today we will see plenty of cloud cover and only the occasional bright spell. Th good news is, however, is that there will not be too much in the way of rain.  There is a 35% chance of some showers this afternoon but overall it will a generally dry but breezy day.  Our top temperature today will be around 18c (20c on the SE coast) and overnight it will only be a little cooler than last night with a low of around 13c.

The wind will be deriving from the S-SW and will be a little breezy at time.  The average wind speed will be around 8mph but some gusts could reach around 22mph.

Summary. Mostly dry and warm during the day.  Rain moving in later in the evening.

Observations made 08:37 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1004.8 mb, Temperature : 16.5c, Wind: 8mph SW, Relative humidity : 84%, Rain this month :  62 mm, Rain this year : 548mm

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Jet stream image showing warm the low pressure loop with warmer air being collected from the SW.

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Very mild for the time of year.

A low pressure system is currency formed out to the W/SW of the UK at the moment and this will bring some generalised precipitation to our area later tonight.  The rain will reach our patch around 20:00 hours and will continue to bring us showers throughout the early hours of Saturday.

Prior to the mid evening we will see some brighter and more pleasant spells through a partly cloudy sky.  Our top temperature will also reach a very mild 18c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 15c.  (You may recall me speaking about the jet stream bringing in some warmer air to the area in a post earlier this week).

There is a chance of some isolated showers during the day but these will be localised and short lived.  The risk of rain during the daylight hours is around 30%.

The breeze will be deriving from the S-SSW today.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph with gusts of around 15mph.

Summary. Mostly dry and warm during the day.  Rain moving in later in the evening.

Observations made 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1004.5 mb, Temperature : 12.7c, Wind: calm, Relative humidity : 88%, Rain this month :  59 mm, Rain this year : 545mm

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