A new month starts but our general weather pattern remains as a high pressure system continues to sit above the UK. During September we only received about 24% of the normal rainfall for the month. We will not have to wait too long for some rain to fall in October.
The jet stream is now beginning to make another move southwards and this will bring some rain to our area by the end of the week and, in particular, during Saturday morning.
Today will be another generally mild day with a top temperature of around 19c. During the day we will see varying amounts of cloud, however, the most dense period of cloud cover will be during the mid afternoon to early evening. During this period the risk of rain increases to around 25-30%. Overnight the temperature will reach a low of around 9-10c.
The wind will start the day deriving from the SW and the average speed will be around 4mph. As the day passes we will see the wind derivation travel clockwise and it will end the day arriving from the WNW. During the afternoon / evening we will see a slight increase in the average wind speed to around 6mph.
Summary. A mild day with varying amounts of cloud cover.
Observations made 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1021.2mb , Temperature : 12.2c, Wind: 2mph SW , Relative humidity : 83%, Rain this month : 0 mm, Rain this year : 475mm