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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Bikini weather

The temperature, at the time of my observation (06:41 hours), was already nearly 15c and this is an indication of another warm day ahead. Yesterday saw our top temperature above 26c and there is no reason why we should not see the thermometer reach at least 26c today. The overnight low will be around 13-14c.

The air pressure charts are showing that there is stable high air pressure above our area and this will remain so for at least today and tomorrow. The day will, however, not be cloud free and, at times during the afternoon, we can expect cloud levels to reach around 60%. Despite this cloud it will still be a generally sunny day with around 7-8 hours of direct sunshine. The chance of any rain in our area is only 10%.

The wind will be light for the majority of the day with any breeze deriving from the NE. This direction will bring a bit of a chill if you are in the shade. The average wind speed will be 5mph.

Summary
A warm day with just some cloud.

Observations made 06:41 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1023mb; Temperature : 14.8c; Relative humidity : 82%; Wind : calm.

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Sun block on

After the rain on Saturday the air pressure is now rising slowly and will continue to do so throughout the day. This system will bring more stable and brighter conditions to our area. There is only a 5% chance of rain in our area today.

The day will follow a pattern similar to yesterday with some bright sunshine breaking throught the partly cloudy sky. Our top temperature today will be a very pleasant 24c. Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 13-14c. Last night’s minimum temperature was 15.6c at 03:03 hours.

With the brighter sunshine comes an increase in the risk of sunburn if you are working or playing outside. The UV index today will be 5-6. This means that some sun protection should be applied.

The wind will be deriving from the NW. This will bring a chill with it if you are in the shade. The average wind speed today will be around 6mph with gust speeds of around 15mph.

Summary
A mostly dry and bright day.

Observations made 06:42 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1016.7mb ; Temperature : 15.7c; Wind : 5mph WNW ; Relative humidity : 85%

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After the rain

After yesterday’s rain today will be see much a generally dry and, at times, some bright weather. We are not completely without the risk of rain, however, the maximum risk (around 14:00 hours) is only 25-30%. For the majority of the day the risk of rain is around 15%.

Our top temperature today will be reduced a little by two factors. Firstly, the wind will be deriving from the cooler NW and secondly, there will be a general cloud covering. The top temperature by mid to late afternoon will be around 22c. Overnight the minimum will be around 14c.

As the day warms up this morning the humidity will be high but, overall, it will be a much “fresher” day.

The wind wil be deriving from the NW for the majority of day. The average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary. A cloudy but generally dry day.

Observations made 08:10 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1009.2mb; Temperature : 18.2c, Relative humidity : 89%, Wind : 3mph NW.

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Thunderous applause

During the early hours of the morning we were treated to a thunder storm.  This was coupled with some heavy rain that has dissipated nearly 12mm (11.6mm) of water in our area by the time of observations (07:56 hours).  If you are travelling today you will have to do so with care as many roads will have some standing water.

The storm is now moving northwards and will leave us with a warm but at times showery day.  Some of the showers may be a little persistent.  The radar images are suggesting that the current system will be beyond our area by around 10:00 hours until early afternoon.  In this interim period we may even see some brighter spells.

We can, however, still expect periods of rain through the afternoon and until mid evening.  As the day begins to cool there is also the risk of further thunder.  The images and GFS detail would suggest that we can expect a further 8-10mm of rainfall during the day (total for the day around 20-22mm).

Just as an aside we are today at day 200 in the year and we have averaged 1.9mm of rain per day over this first period.

Despite the rain it will be another warm and clearly (with all of the rain) humid day.  The relative humidity will be around the 80-85% mark but the top temperature will reach 23c.  Overnight will be warm and humid with the overnight low being around 14c.  Yesterday the top temperature was 28.9c at around 17:00 hours.

The wind will start the day deriving from the NE but will end the day from the SW.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Summary.  A damp start with further rain likely throughout the day. Mild and humid.

Observations made 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1008.5mb, Temperature :17.9c, Wind: 1 mph NE, Relative humidity : 88%, Rain this month :  38mm, Rain this year : 381mm .

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A day Of Extremes

Early morning rain has seen most of our area receive between 1 and 2mm of rain. Today sees the beginning of a transitional  change in the weather – it will do so, however, with some extremes.

The radar images are showing that the current band of rain will be completely beyond our area by around 09:00 hours, however, there is a 60% risk of a further thundery shower towards late morning.

During the morning we will see a reasonable amount of cloud cover and this will make it feel quite humid.  Our top temperature will not be reduced, however, by the cloud and we can expect to see the thermometer around the 26-27c mark by mid afternoon.  As the temperature climbs during the afternoon the cloud will begin to burn off leaving us with some brighter spells. We can expect the temperature to remain high overnight.  The minimum will be around 17c.  This high temperature and humidity could help bring further thunderstorms during the night.

Our weather picture is being created by the jet stream forming a low pressure “loop” as the “stream” heads from the north before cutting back across the UK.  The cool air from the low pressure system will then mix with the warm air creating high humidity, clouds, thunderstorms and rain.  Many parts of the UK tomorrow will see some heavy rain tomorrow.

The wind will start the day deriving from the ENE but will end the day from the SW.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary.  A very warm but at times humid day.  Mostly dry but with the risk of some isolated thundery showers.

Observations made 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1014.5 mb (falling), Temperature :15.8c, Wind: 2 mph ENE, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month :  26mm, Rain this year : 369mm .

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Sun Hat Day

High air pressure dominates above the UK and, most specifically, our area and this means we are in for some fine weather today.  I expect that today will be the warmest day of the year so far!

Our top temperature today will be around 25-26c and it will remain sticky overnight with the minimum temperature only reaching around 15c.   Tomorrow, however, looks as if it will be even warmer so think of today as warm weather practice!

There will be around 10% cloud cover for much of the day but this will increase slightly as we reach the evening.  The lack of cloud means two things.  Firstly, the UV index will be very high at around 7.  If you are working outside then you will need some protection from the sun.  Secondly, the chance of any rain during the daylight hours is only around 5%.

The wind will start of the day deriving from the SW but will end the day from the SE.  The average wind speed in our area will be around 4mph.

Summary.  A bright and very warm day.

Observations made 06:19 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1020.9mb, Temperature :13.7c, Wind: 1 mph SSW, Relative humidity : 88%, Rain this month :  25mm, Rain this year : 368mm .

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