Warm air from the SW (WS7 weather report 20-9-2017)

smalllogoIt is another pleasant start to the day but the weather is set for a period of change as a low pressure system from the West sets to move into our area.  I can see on the webcams on the west Wales coast that it is already (at 07:18 hours) very cloudy and breezy.

This cloud will work its way into our area as the day passes and by mid afternoon we can expect to see a general cloud covering.

This increasing cloud will then lead to a 55-60% risk of some rain mid evening.

With a warm SSW-SW breeze it will be a mild day with a top temperature of around 18c and even overnight we will only see the thermometer reading reduce to around 12c.

Today will be breezy at times with the average wind speed around 8mph with gusts of around 18mph.

Summary: A bright start but increasing cloud and a steady breeze will move into our area as the day passes.

Observations made on 20/9/2017 at 07:18 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.9c; Air pressure : 1017.5mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 5mph SW; Rain this month : 42.8mm; Rain this year : 424.8mm

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Best for a while (WS7 weather report 19-9-2017)

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It is a cool start to the morning and, as you make your way to work or school, the air temperature will be in single figures.

At temperatures below 5c gardeners now need to begin considering how and which plants they can leave outside and/ or unprotected.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 6.3c.

Today will be the best, weather wise, we have enjoyed for a while.  Any early mist and drizzle will soon burn away and from 09:00 onward the risk of rain is in single figures (around 8%).

The cloud cover will increase later in the afternoon / early evening but during the rest of the day we can expect to see some brighter spells through fragmented clouds.

Our top temperature today will be around 15c and overnight the minimum will be around 10c.

Today’s breeze will be from the WSW and the average wind speed will be around 3-4mph.

Summary: Some bright spells, little risk of rain and cloud covering increasing later to bring a milder night than of late.

Observations made on 19/9/2017 at 07:17 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.3c; Air pressure : 1021.2mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm Rain this month : 42.8mm; Rain this year : 424.8mm

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Condensing breath (WS7 weather report 18-9-2017)

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As I stepped out this morning to make my observations the air was fresh and my breath was condensing as I exhaled. There was a lovely freshness to the start of the day.

After yesterday’s rain we will start the day dry and partly cloudy but we are not out of the woods yet as low and high pressure systems regularly interchange in our area.

This morning will see the air pressure steadily climbing before the situation reverses and a wide spread band of rain cloud moves through the midlands area.  There is a risk of rain (40%)from around late afternoon with the peak risk (75%) between 20:00 and 21:000 hours in our area.

Our top temperature will be around 15c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c.  Last night minimum temperature was 9.9c at 05:51 hours.

Today’s breeze will again be light and deriving mainly from the NW.  The average wind speed will be 4-5mph.

Summary for today: A little cloudier than yesterday.  Rain moving into our area later.

Observations made on 18/9/2017 at 06:40 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.3c; Air pressure : 1018mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm Rain this month : 41.4mm; Rain this year : 423.4mm

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Rosie’s Warm Boots (WS7 weather report 17-9-2017)

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The first real sign of Autumn was on display yesterday when my daughter, Rosie, put on her warm boots for the first time since winter.  Along with dewy morning a sight of the warm boots are a harbinger of Autumn!

Today, however, will generally be a little more pleasant than of late and we will even see some bright spells as the surface air pressure rises a couple of points to 1016mb.

There is a very low risk (22%) of the odd spot of rain or drizzle this morning but it will be mostly partly cloudy start with some bright spells.  The cloud will increase a little this afternoon and with the cloud sees an increase of the risk of rain to around 45%.

Today’s top temperature will be around 15c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c.  Last night’s minimum air temperature was 7.3c at 02:00 hours.

The breeze today will be light and deriving from the NNW.  The average wind speed will be around 3-4mph.

Summary for today: Another day with some bright spells.  A lower risk of rain than yesterday.

Observations made on 17/9/2017 at 08:08 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.9c; Air pressure : 1014.6mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm Rain this month : 39.4mm; Rain this year : 421.4mm

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What happened to the indian summer? (WS7 weather report 16-9-2017)

smalllogoThere is a distinctly chilly feel to the air this morning and we are certainly getting an early taste of Autumn rather than an Indian summer.

We have already seen some early morning rain fall in our area (around 1mm) and the radar images are showing that there is a 73% risk of further rain for us today.  The radar images also show that there are a number of small rain carrying clouds that will pass through our area this morning but, hopefully, will simply blow by.  Any rain that does emanate from these clouds would be very short lived.

From around 13:00 hours onward the risk of longer periods of rain increases to our maximum level (73%).  The largest risk of rain being around mid afternoon.

We will see some brighter spells too during the day.

Our top temperature will be around 14c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c.

Today’s breeze will be from the cool NW-N.  The average wind speed will only be around 5mph but this will reduce the feel of the top temperature by around 2c.

Just a note that there is the opportunity to join a group cycle ride tomorrow for more details follow this link.  The ride takes in Fradley Junction.

Summary for today: Some bright spells and a risk of rain too.  Highest risk of rain during the afternoon.

Observations made on 16/9/2017 at 08:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.5c; Air pressure : 1012.5mb steady; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : calm Rain this month : 39mm; Rain this year : 421mm

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Red sky this morning (WS7 weather report 15-9-2017)

smalllogoThere was a lovely red sky greeting me as I made my observations this morning. Folklore would tell you that this was a warning that rain was probably on its way.

In this instance the folklore is 65% certain to be right.  The radar images are showing that there are some small rain clouds heading our way around 07:00 hours onward and although these clouds are small and light in density they do still pose a threat of rain.  Many will blow through without leaving any rain deposits, others may not.

A further risk of some rain (around 55%) is then likely during the mid to late afternoon period.

In between shower we are likely to see some occasional bright spells although our top temperature today will only be around 14-15c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c (similar to last night).

Today’s breeze will be deriving from a W-NW arc and the wind will be light with the average wind speed only around 4mph.

Summary for today: Some risk of short lived rain showers.   Feeling cool.

Observations made on 15/9/2017 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :8.9c; Air pressure : 1012.3mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm Rain this month : 36mm; Rain this year : 418mm

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More rain? (WS7 weather report 14-9-2017)

smalllogoOvernight saw more rain fall in our area and this latest deposit increased the monthly total to 35.8mm.

The radar images for the this morning, in particular, show that the further south you are in our area the larger the risk you will have of seeing some rain during the morning commute.  There are also further risks of localised precipitation during the day but we will also see some bright spells develop too.

The risk of further rain in our area today is around 65%.

Tomorrow will see some longer dry spells but unless you are at home it would be a risk to leave out the washing.  The dryest day of the weekend now looks as if it is Sunday.

It will be cool today with a top temperature around 14c and with the overnight low of around 8c.

It will be again breezy as the air pressure slowly increases to around 1012mb by midnight.  The average wind speed will be around 8mph.  The breeze will be deriving from a WSW-WNW arc.

Summary for today: Risk of some showers particuarly this morning.  Becoming brighter.

Observations made on 14/9/2017 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :8.9c; Air pressure : 1003.1mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 7mph WSW; Rain this month : 35.8mm; Rain this year : 417.8mm

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