Cold and frosty morning!

It is a cold and frosty start to the day with the air temperature at -1.3c.  Great care will need to be taken on the way to work or school today as the roads and paths could be icy. To add to the hazard  we are also likely to see some mist and fog forming in places and this may take some time to clear as the wind, under a system of high pressure, will be light.

The day will remain cool with a top temperature of around 5c.  As the day passes we will see the cloud cover thicken and this will help maintain an overnight minimum temperature just above freezing point at around 3c.

As the afternoon passes the radar images are showing two rain cloud systems that just skirt our area.  The proximity, however, is close enough to bring us a 25-30% risk of some rain today.  (In the mist patches this morning you can also expect some dampness in the air).

The wind will be light throughout much of the day with the average speed around 3-4mph.  This may increase slightly as we pass into the evening.   The wind will be start the day from the a SSE direction but will soon switch anticlockwise to spend the majority of the day deriving from the NE.

Summary :  A cool day starting off with some frost.

Observations made 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1025.6mb, Temperature : -1.3c, Wind: calm, Relative humidity : 89%, Rain this month :  54 mm, Rain this year : 609 mm

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A low of 1.1c overnight.

After the last couple of days when we have started off with rain today, as I outlined yesterday, begins cold and with a grass frost.  The overnight low was 1.1c at 03:29 hours and at approximately 06:45 it is still only 1.4c.   A day for coat and gloves!

This change of weather has been created by the jet stream now sitting below the UK.  This means that the northern climate is now dominating.  In that circumstance  we can generally expect some dry weather, the odd clear spell and a cool top temperature.  Today is no exception.

Our top temperature today will be around 6-7c and overnight we can expect temperatures to reach around freezing point.  If you haven’t already taken care of your young and tender plants then you should definitely do so tonight.

The wind will be deriving from the SW and the average wind speed will be a gentle 3mph.

Tomorrow weather should bring some hazards to the area.  With the cool temperatures we will see some frost on the paths and roads.  With the wet fallen leaves on the roads and paths some patches may be very slippery.  It is also possible that with the SW wind bringing some warm air and the ground at 0c we will see some fog.  More on this in my next post.

Summary :  A cool start and remaining cool throughout the day and night.

Observations made 06:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1025mb, Temperature : 1.4c, Wind: 3mph SW, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month :  54 mm, Rain this year : 609 mm

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Getting cooler.

This morning has already seen around 3mm (by 08:30 hours) of rain fall in our area but the good news is that the radar images are showing that the rain clouds (bringing the early rain) are moving away from our area.  The current images are suggesting that the rain will have moved away by around 10:00 hours.

The remainder of the day will be generally cloudy although we may see the odd brighter spell before dark.   During the evening the clouds will dissipate and this will allow the temperatures to fall.  Our top temperature during the day will be around 8c and overnight the low will be around 2-3c.  We are likely to see some ground frost in the morning.

The wind will be deriving from the WNW-NW for much of the day and this wind direction will bring a “chill” with it.  On an already cool day expect the “feel” to be around 2c lower that the thermometer is telling you.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Summary :  A damp start.  Clearing as the morning passes but remaining generally cloudy and cool

Observations made 08:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1017.2mb, Temperature : 7.1c, Wind: Calm, Relative humidity : 88%, Rain this month :  54 mm, Rain this year : 609 mm

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Mild temperatures but any rain?

Milder air is now pushing across our area and this is helping create some mist in our area this morning.  The wind derivation will, however, mean that the air temperature will be milder than of late.

Whilst the air pressure is rising slowly we are still at risk of seeing some rain showers. The radar images are showing that rain clouds will be reaching our area around 09:00 hours and the system will not pass until lunchtime.  The chance of rain during this period is 75%.  The radar images show that the density of the clouds is “patchy” and, therefore, we could see some light to moderate rain fall.   This afternoon / evening will be mostly dry but overnight / early tomorrow morning we can expect to see some further rain.  The chance of rain this afternoon is around 20-25%.

Our top temperature today will be around 13c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 7-8c.

The wind, as I previously stated, will be bringing in mild air and this will be deriving from the S-SW.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Summary :  Misty start.  High risk of rain this morning then mild but generally cloudy.

Observations made 08:15 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1009.6mb, Temperature : 10.8c, Wind: Calm, Relative humidity : 90%, Rain this month :  50 mm, Rain this year : 605 mm

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Air pressure reducing on Friday, 21 November 2014

The air pressure is reducing and the radar images are clearly showing that there is some rain heading in our direction.  I can’t see how we are going to avoid some rain today.

The first risk of some light showers appear to reach our area around 10:00 hours.  This cloud system is light in colour on the radar images which suggest that the rain clouds are not heavily laden.

As we reach the afternoon arrives then dense rain clouds will reach our area and we can expect to see some moderate rain showers through the afternoon and into the early evening.  The chance of some rain in our area today is 95%.

It is possible for some. light mist patches to be lingering in our more rural areas this morning.  The top temperature today will be a cool 7c but with the wind deriving from a E – ESE direction this will feel more like 5c.  Overnight the cloud cover coupled with a S wind will help maintain a minimum temperature of around 7c.

Summary :  Rain moving into our area during the day.  Cool and cloudy.

Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1020.3mb, Temperature : 5.8c, Wind: 1 mph ENE, Relative humidity : 90%, Rain this month :  41 mm, Rain this year : 596mm

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A walk in the park

For the third day running we have a high air pressure sitting above our area and whilst this situation will change in the next 48 hours it does mean that we will have a settled day today, weather wise.  Rain will, however, move into our area sometime Friday and during parts of Saturday.

With the high air pressure, low wind and relatively low air temperature there may be some light mist patches in rural areas first thing this morning.  These will, however, soon dissipate as the day warms up.  Our top temperature today will be around 9c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 5c.  last night’s low was 5.1c.

There will be a general cloud covering throughout the day but the risk of any rain is low at around 15%.   Any rain did that fall would be very light and short lived.

The wind will be generally light and from the E for much of the day.  This wind direction will bring some cool air with it and this means that the air temperature will feel cooler than the thermometer is telling us by about 2c.  The average wind speed today will be around 4-5 mph.

Today will be a good day to wrap up and have a walk in the park.

Summary :  Another generally dry but cloudy day.

Observations made 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1024.6mb, Temperature : 5.3c, Wind: calm, Relative humidity : 89%, Rain this month :  41 mm, Rain this year : 596mm

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A second day of air pressure increases

For the second day in a row the air pressure continues to rise and, this would suggest, the day is going to be predominantly dry. The radar images confirm this picture with very few rain clouds in our area today.

The majority of rain clouds that do reach our area will simply blow by but we do have a 20% risk of seeing some rain.  The greatest risk of rain is around early evening (18:00 hours).  If you are travelling to the SW today then the risk of rain increases significantly.

It will be a generally cloudy day although we will see the odd brighter spell.  The top temperature will be around 10c and the overnight low will be around 6c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 4.7c at 04:15 hours.

The wind will be light and will be deriving from a ENE-ESE arc for the majority of the day.  The average wind speed will be around 4-5mph.

Tomorrow will follow a similar pattern, weather wise, to today but then on Friday and Saturday we will see rain returning to the area.

Summary :  A generally dry but cloudy day.  A slight risk (20%) of some light rain particularly later in the day)

Observations made 06:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   1016.7mb, Temperature : 6.2c, Wind: 1 mph NE, Relative humidity : 90%, Rain this month :  41 mm, Rain this year : 596mm

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