Scarecrow Festival Weather.

After yesterday’s day of cloud and drizzle today is going to be one of complete contrast.

High air pressure is sitting above our area and (at the time of observation) is continuing to rise.  This clearly indicates some fine and settled weather is with us for at least the next couple of days.

There will be some thin cloud from time to time but this will not prevent us enjoying some bright and sunny spells  – we can expect at least 7 hours of sunshine.  The cloud cover will range from 5% and 60%.  The risk of rain, however, is less than 5%. Our top temperature today will be around 18c and overnight the low will be around 9c.  Last night / early this morning the overnight low was 9c at 06:41 hours.

The wind will be blowing from a northerly arc between the NNW and the NE. The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Overall today will be a fine and dry day and may be worth taking a trip to the Hints Scarecrow Festival  .

Summary.  A fine and dry day.

Observations made 08:21  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1024.5mb , Temperature :11.3c, Wind: Calm, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  0.4mm, Rain this year : 460mm

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A year on.

Today will be a bit of a cooler day with temperatures very similar to those we encountered a year ago.

The day will start off cloudy and it will remain that way for the majority of the day.  There is a chance of the odd brighter spell but the predominant colour for the sky today is grey.

The cloud cover will bring a 50% risk of rain to our area today but any rain will be light or merely drizzle. The radar images are showing plenty of small rain cloud systems across the majority of England and Wales and, therefore, if you plan to travel then I would suggest that you need to prepare to come across some rain.

Our top temperature will be around 18c and overnight the low will be around 10c.  These temperatures are still mild for this time of year.

The air pressure is rising slowly and this, in turn, is showing that a less complex air pressure system sits above us.  The simpler the air pressure system the lower the breeze and today’s wind speed will only be around 3-4mph.  The wind will be driving from the NE.

Summary.  Generally cloudy but mild.  A chance of some light rain.

Observations made 08:10  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1015.5mb , Temperature :16.1c, Wind: Calm, Relative humidity : 88%, Rain this month :  0.4mm, Rain this year : 460mm

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Risk of thunder?

Today sees another humid start to the day and there may even some mist about in places.  In parts of Britain (particularly in the South West and parts of Somerset) some periods of heavy rain have been received.

The remnants of that rain system are now heading our way and the radar images are showing a weak rain belt that will reach us around 08:15 – 09:00 hours.  This system is 60% likely to bring some rain to our area.  Further localised rain showers and thunder are possible during the afternoon period although the risk is lower at around 45%.

It will again be another generally cloudy day with the cloud cover at between 80-100% .  This will, however, not prevent to the odd brighter spell and a top temperature of around 21c.  The same day last year saw the top temperature reach 15c.  Overnight it will be another warm night with a minimum temperature of around 13c.  last night’s minimum was 15.1c.

The wind will be deriving from the ENE -NE with the average speed around 4-5mph.

Summary.  A partly cloudy but mild.  A risk of rain and thunder.

Observations made 06:36  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1011.1mb , Temperature :15.1c, Wind: 5mph ENE, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  0.4mm, Rain this year : 460mm

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Warmest day?

Another cloudy and humid start to the day begins our day today.  The good news is, however, that today will see our temperature reach a peak for the week.

The day will be another partly cloudy affair and this will bring a 15% risk of some rain today.  The further you travel towards the SW of the UK the more likely you are to come across some rain.

Our top temperature will be around 22-23c and overnight will be a balmy 13c.  Last night’s minimum was 14.7c.

The wind will be deriving from the ENE and we might find it a little breezy at times.  The average wind speed will be around 7mph but gusts could see wind speeds at around 15mph.

Today will see the top temperature for the week and after today temperatures will begin to reduce a little.

Summary.  A partly cloudy but warm and at times humid day.

Observations made 07:07  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1010.6mb , Temperature :16.2c, Wind: 5mph ENE, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  0.4mm, Rain this year : 460mm

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Nearly twice as warm

It is a very mild start to the day although there will be some dew on the grass and cars this morning as the relative humidity is high.  At the time of observation the air temperature was 15c.  At 06:33 hours this time last year the air temperature was 8.1c.

The day will continue to be mil with the top temperature reaching around 20c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be near 13c.  The warmest places in the UK today will be on the south coast as they will benefit the most from warm air from the continent.

The cloud cover, during the  period from the point of observation up to around 16:00 hours, will vary between 40-100%.  This will, therefore allow for the odd brighter spell. Despite the cloud cover the risk of rain is only around 10%.

The wind will be deriving from the NE-NE and it will be slightly breezier than of late today.  The average wind speed will be around 5-6mph.

Summary.  Another mild day for the time of year  but partly cloudy.

Observations made 06:44  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1013.8mb , Temperature :15c, Wind: 4mph NE, Relative humidity : 84%, Rain this month :  0.4mm, Rain this year : 460mm

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Shades on

After yesterday morning’s period of fine drizzle today will start of cloudy but we will see some improvement as the morning passes.

Once again we will find some dew and maybe a little dampness in the air first thing in the morning.  As we reach around 10:00 hours we will see some fragmentation in the cloud and the sun will break though.  The cloud will continue to reduce in coverage until noon when we will have around 50-60% coverage.

Our to top temperature today will be around 20-21c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 10=11c.  This is mild for the time of year.  The chance of any rain today is 15%.

The wind will be deriving from the NE-E arc and the average wind speed will around 5mph.

At the moment it does not look as if our area will be too big a beneficiary of the warm winds from the continent.  The warmest areas in the UK over the next week will on the S coast. Our area will, however, remain mild.

Summary.  A mild day with some bright spells

Observations made 06:43  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1015.8mb , Temperature :13.9c, Wind: 2mph NE, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month :  0.4mm, Rain this year : 460mm

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Rain on the radar

It is a bit of a dull start to the day and the wind, although light, will be bringing with it cool winds from a N-NE direction.  This will make it a cool journey if you are walking or cycling to work or school today.

It has been a mild night although the air pressure has reduced a little further and, for the first time in a long time, there are a few rain clouds appearing on the radar images this morning.  The rain cloud formations are, however, very small but they do bring around a 45% chance of some rain / drizzle in our area today.  The most likely period for rain is first thing this morning during the morning rush hour and up to around 10:30 hours and later in the afternoon when the day begins to cool.

This afternoon will see some brighter spells as the clouds fragment a little and this condition will help lift the top temperature up to around 19c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 11c.

The wind, as previously stated, will be deriving from the N-NE and the average speed will be around 4-5mph.

Summary.  A  dull start brightening later.

Observations made 06:33  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1018.9mb , Temperature :13.3c, Wind: 1mph N, Relative humidity : 86%, Rain this month :  0.4mm, Rain this year : 460mm

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