In the middle

Yesterday, in our area, we avoided the extreme weather conditions that some areas received in the south east of England and today we will sit (almost) in the middle of the UK’s temperature extremes.  Parts of Scotland will see a maximum of around 13c whilst the Sussex coast will see a top temperature of around 26c.    In our area our top temperature will reach around 21-22c.  Our overnight minimum temperature will be around 12c.

The pressure charts are showing that over the next 48 hours a low pressure system will be entering our area but, for today, we will see some lengthy bright periods. Parts of this afternoon and evening will see an increase in the cloud cover although it will remain dry.  The risk of rain today is around 7%.

The wind will be deriving from the NW with an average speed of around 5-6mph.

Looking ahead a little.  We are likely to see some light showers as we move towards the weekend.  Saturday afternoon /evening currently appears to be the time of the heaviest rainfall.  This position, however, can quickly change as we move through the week.  It looks as we will be watering the hanging baskets for a few more days yet!

Summary.  A dry day but a little cooler than of late.

Observations made 06:19 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1016.9mb, Temperature :14.4c, Wind: calm, Relative humidity : 86%, Rain this month :  45mm, Rain this year : 394mm .

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Jet stream sinking south

Today sees the day start off nearly 5c cooler than the same time last week.  I am sure though that those few degrees helped us all get a more comfortable night’s sleep.  Tonight’s minimum temperature will be around 13c.

The air pressure will remain high throughout the day and, in the main, we will be under the influence of some widespread points of air pressure.  This means that any breeze will be relatively light.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.  The wind will be deriving from a NW – NE arc.

Our top temperature today will be around 23c although this will feel more like 25c with the low breeze and, at times, high humidity. We will see plenty of sunshine hours which will, at times,  shine through partial cloud cover.  Despite the occasional cloud the risk of any rain in our area today is less than 10%.

As we reach the end of the week the jet stream will be sitting beyond the southern point of the UK.  This condition will allow the northern climate to dominate and although we may see some bright spells it will not be as warm as the recent past.

Summary.  A bright day will a light breeze and remaining dry.

Observations made 06:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1015.5mb, Temperature :11.9c, Wind: calm, Relative humidity : 83%, Rain this month :  45mm, Rain this year : 394mm .

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Last week’s top temperature chart

After last night’s light rain (0.6mm) today has once again started off bright although there is a steady breeze also blowing from the NW-WNW.  Our top temperature will be lower than we have experienced over the last few days although it will still be very pleasantly warm.

Our top temperature today will be around 22-23c which is some 5c lower than we have been experiencing over the last week.  The top temperature, which usually peaks around 16:00 – 16:30 hours, last week were as follows:

  • 20th  – 25.8c
  • 21st – 26c
  • 22nd – 26.7c
  • 23rd – 27c
  • 24th – 27.9c
  • 25th – 28c
  • 26th – 28.8c

Overnight (tonight) the minimum temperature will still be high at around 13c.

The redeeming feature of today will be the breeze from the NW-WNW which will be blowing at an average speed of around 7mph with gust speeds of up to 20mph.

There will be plenty of sunny spells and only a 15% chance of rain today so it will be a great for getting outside and doing some jobs in the garden.  During the late afternoon / early evening will some increase in the cloud cover and this will coincide with a the wind being predominantly from the WNW.  We can still expect 10 hours of sunshine today.

Summary.  A bright, breezy and warm day with some cloud cover later.

Observations made 08:14 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1017.4, Temperature :18.2c, Wind: 5 mph NW, Relative humidity : 75%, Rain this month :  45mm, Rain this year : 394mm .

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A change in the offing?

Over the next couple of days we will see a gradual reduction in the air temperature. For some this may be a welcome change for others it may be bad news.

The change will be created by the jet stream that, during today, will be moving down from the N and will pushing W to E across the UK. This will eventually bring an increase in cloud cover and may even bring the odd rain shower.

Dealing, however, with today. We can still expect today to be warm with a top temperature of 25-26c. The further east you travel the higher the temperature will be today. Overnight our minimum temperature will be around 12-13c.

We will see some cloud today with up to 35% coverage during daylight hours. The cloud from 21:00 hours and overnight will bring a 50% chance of some light rain.

The wind will be light and initially from the NW but this will move anti-clockwise as the day passes towards the W. The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Summary
Warm but partly cloudy.

Observations made 07:08 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1017.4mb ; Temperature : 16.9c; Relative humidity : 82% : Wind : calm

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Some like it hot

We are heading into another warm day with a top thermometer temperature of 26c. If you are working or playing outside the UV index is high and some sun protection will be necessary.

There will be some cloud around ( maximum of 30%) from time to time but overall it will be a bright and sunny day in our area. Despite the thermometer reading 26c it will feel more like 29c in the mid afternoon. Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 14c. Last night’s minimum temperature was 15c at 05:46 hours.

Like yesterday we will have a some level of breeze blowing. Today the breeze will start off from the NNW but will soon move to derive from the NNE – NE. The average wind speed will be around 5mph with gusts up to 10-12mph. Yesterday the breeze certainly delivered a refreshing respite from the heat.

Summary

Another warm and sunny day.

Observations made 06:40 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire
Air pressure : 1018.5mb; Temperature : 16.6c ; Relative humidity : 83%; Wind : 3mph NNW.

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Hot in the office?

If you found yesterday weather a bit too warm to work comfortably in then I feel that you will find today’s heat equally difficult. Our outside temperature at around 06:34 hours is already around 18c.

We can expect plenty of long sunny spells today although there will be up to 35% cloud cover at times. The thermometer will reach a top temperature around 27c although it will feel a degree or two warmer than that. Overnight, with a generally clear sky, will see the thermometer reach a low of around 13-14c.

Although the air pressure is generally steady the GFS air pressure charts are showing some other lines of pressure. The outcome of the proximity of these points of pressure will be a breeze from the N-NE. The average wind speed today will be around 6mph although we may see the odd 15mph gust.

Summary
Another very warm and generally sunny day.

Observations made 06:34 hours
Air pressure : 1019.3mb; Temperature : 17.9c; Relative humidity : 85%; Wind speed : 2mph N-NE

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WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich and Pelsall areas. 23 July 2014.

Firstly, can I apologise for the briefness of today’s report, however, I seem to be having some I.T problems this morning.

The air pressure is falling very slowly which will lead to a change later in the week. Today, however, promises to be a very warm day. We can expect to see the thermometer reach at least 28c today. We will have plenty of clear spells and this means the UV index will be high. If you are planning to spend some extended periods outside then some sun block is essential.

The chance of any rain today is less than 5%. The minimum temperature overnight will be a warm 14c.

The wind will be deriving from the NE-ENE and the average wind speed will be around 6-8mph. This slight increase in wind is a demonstration that other air pressure systems are beginning to have an influence on the weather.

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