The theme continues

After a generally clear night there is a very light grass frost to contend with today (the temperature low was 2c) but the frost will all be gone by around 7:00-7:30 hours.  The good news is the day starts off bright.

Sunny periods will be the theme of the day although we will see some cloud from time to time.  Despite the cloud the chance of any rain today is less than 7%. The cloud cover will be more prevalent overnight.  Our top temperature today will be around 15c and the UV index will be around 3-4.  Overnight with the increased cloud cover the minimum temperature will be around 4c.

Today’s breeze will be light and deriving from the ESE to the S.  The average wind seppd will be around 4mph.

I have studied the jet stream and pressure charts and can see that there is a low pressure system building to the S of us.  This will reach our area over the weekend and increase the risk of some rain.  The jet stream, that is currently lying to the N of the UK, will begin to move S over the next few days.  By Monday we will have a more W-E jet stream position.  This position will generally bring mild but cloudy conditions and helps confirm the showery weather the pressure chart suggests.

Summary.

Generally bright with some occasional cloud.

Observations made 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1029mb, Temperature : 2.0c, Wind Calm, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  13mm, Rain this year : 185mm.

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Wall to wall

Today sees the day start of with a clear sky and the temperature around 2c (at 06:30 hours).  The good news is that the air pressure is high and is still rising.  For all of you teachers and school children on holiday we are going to be seeing “wall to wall” bright spells.  The chance of any rain today is around 4%.

There is a slight negative to the proceedings and that is the slight breeze will be bringing some cool air from the E to start off the day.  The wind direction will, however, soon move to bring us a breeze from the warmer SE. The average wind speed will be around 4mph.

It will be a generally bright day and so you may want to take your sunglasses out with you today but this does not mean the paving stones will be splitting with the heat.  Our top temperature will be around 14c and overnight, following another clear night’s sky, the minimum will be around 2c.  (Remember to protect any delicate plants that are at ground level).

Summary.

Remaining dry and bright.

Observations made 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1030.4mb, Temperature : 2.0c, Wind Calm, Relative humidity : 86%, Rain this month :  13mm, Rain this year : 185mm.

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Water your hanging baskets.

I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s sunshine.  If you are on half term holiday or working outside today then you will some more bright spells mixed in with some occasional fragmented cloud.  The chance of any rain today is only around 7% so remember to keep watering your hanging baskets as the wind will and sunshine will be drying them out.

Our top temperature today will be around 13c and the overnight low will be around 4c.  There will be some clear spells tonight so our local astronomers will be able to make a some observations.

The jet stream is helping bringing the breeze predominantly from the NW.  This breeze will be blowing at an average speed of around 7mph with gusts up to around 15mph.

Continuing the look ahead to the weekend.  Friday and Saturday look to be cloudy but dry.  Sunday looks to have some showers later in the day and Monday looks to have early showers but then clearing to leave a cloudy day.  Remember, however, the picture can soon change with a slight movement in the jet stream position.

Summary.

A dry and sometimes bright day.

Observations made 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1023.2mb, Temperature : 6.1c, Wind 4mph WSW, Relative humidity : 83%, Rain this month :  13mm, Rain this year : 185mm.

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Sun, sun shiny day.

If you have been thinking about going for a ride, a walk in the countryside, taking some outdoor photographs or working in the garden then today is certainly going to be a great day for it weather wise.

The indicators of a fine day, in particular, the barometer (recording air pressure) is rising slowly and the relative humidity is falling.  Both are indicators of a dry day.

We can expect to see plenty of bright spells today through thin or fragmented cloud.  In all we should see between 5 and 7 hours of sunshine. These bright spells will help lift our top temperature up to around 15c.  Overnight the low will be around 5c.

The wind will be blowing from the W-NW to W-SW during the day and the average wind speed will be around 7mph.  Gust speeds are already twice that figure and we can expect them to peak around 20mph.

The risk of rain today is less than 6% so take advantage of this lovely Spring day and step outside!

Summary.

A dry and often bright day.

Observations made 08:39 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1021.2mb, Temperature : 8.3c, Wind 4mph SW, Relative humidity : 73%, Rain this month :  13mm, Rain this year : 185mm.

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Remaining dry?

Today will be another good day for getting those jobs done outside, going for a walk or even getting your bike out.  The good headline news is that it will be dry all day in our area.

There is so low pressure systems to the north of our area and these will being some rain from around Manchester upwards.  It is these low pressure systems that we need to monitor in the run up to the Easter holidays.  Currently Good Friday looks as if it will be dry but there is a higher risk of rain for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  There is, however, plenty of time to go before then and things can change.

Today will be a mostly cloudy day with some brighter spells after lunchtime.  Our top temperature will around 13-14c and overnight the minimum temperature will be 4-5c.

The wind will be blowing a little more persistently today and the average wind speed will be around 8mph.  The wind will be blowing from a W-WSW direction.

Summary.

A dry but often cloudy day with some brighter spells.

Observations made 08:14 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1017.6mb, Temperature : 7.3c, Wind 6mph SW, Relative humidity : 78%, Rain this month :  13mm, Rain this year : 185mm.

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NW wind

Today sees the day start off quite cloudy and with very little breeze. The day will, however, brighten up a little as it passes bringing us some sunny spells.

Our top temperature today will be around 14c (yesterday’s top temperature was 12.8c at 12:58 hours) although this will be tempered a little by the breeze which will be bringing cool air to our area from the NW.  This will reduce the “feel” of the air by around 2c. Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 5c.

The cloud cover will fragment and even possibly dissipate (particularly during the afternoon) and this will bring us some brighter spells.  It will remain dry all day with the risk of rain being below 10%.

The wind will be blowing predominantly from the NW and the average speed will be around 5mph.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to pass my condolences to the family and friends of the Brownhills child that lost his life in a road traffic incident yesterday.

Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1022mb, Temperature : 6.4c, Wind 1mph SW, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  13mm, Rain this year : 185mm.

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the sound of cricket

Today will not be so bright as yesterday but, even so, it will remain mild and will bring the opportunity to work outside if you so wish.  The risk of any rain today is low at around 20%.

The day will start off with some bright spells but, as the day passes, we will see the cloud cover thicken from time to time.

The radar images are suggesting that from around lunchtime through parts of the afternoon the cloud will be at around 90% cover. The cloud and the movement of the breeze, from the SW first thing this morning towards the NW by mid afternoon, will restrict our top temperature  little.  We can still, however, expect to see the thermometer reach around 13-14c.

Overnight it will be another cool affair with the low reaching 4-5c. The wind will be blowing at a gentle average speed of around 5-6mph.  This breeze will help dry out the local cricket pitches ready for the new season.   It has been a joy to watch and hear the preparation for the new season at Hammerwich CC.  This to me is the true sign that summer is about to start!

Observations made 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1022.6mb, Temperature : 5.2c, Wind 6mph SW, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month :  13mm, Rain this year : 185mm.

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