The start of someting good (WS7 weather report 24-6-2018)

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Today’s sees the beginning of a warm spell that, looking at the current synoptic and jet stream charts, should remain with us all week.

The jet stream is now establishing itself well above the UK and it will remain in the north all week.  This will allow a high pressure block to develop in our area which, in turn, will bring only light cloud and allow temperatures to rise.  We should see around 12 hours of sunshine today.

Our top temperature today will be around 22-23c and overnight the minimum temperature will be about 13c.  The risk of any rain today is only around 2% so gardeners will have to water their basketed and tubbed plants.

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

The only downside of the day is that, for pollen sufferers, the pollen count will be high to very high.

During the week we will see the air temperature reach around 25-26c.  Not ideal conditions for working in an office!

Summary: A bright day and warm day.

Observations made on 24/6/2018 at 08:12 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 14.2c; Air pressure : 1026mb steady; Relative humidity 76%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 6.2mm; Rain this year : 279.2mm

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Comedy Festival Weather (WS7 weather report 23-6-2018)

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The next couple of days will see some cloud cover along with quite a few brighter spells.  This is due to parts of the  jet stream still running across the UK.  By late Sunday and definitely from Monday onwards our days will be more like wall to wall sunshine as the jet stream travels northwards!

Today will see the air pressure drop very slightly from 1029mb to above 1024mb but this will still not increase the risk of rain to above 3%.

Our top temperature today will be a temperate 20c and overnight the minimum air temperature will be around 11c.

Today’s breeze will feel cool if you are in the shade as it will be deriving generally from the WNW.  The average wind speed will be around 4-6mph.

Today sees the first Lichfield comedy festival.  The event, in Beacon Park, is free to enter up until 4pm for family based entertainment.  A charge is made for the late night, more adult based, comedy.

Summary: A partly cloudy but dry day.

Observations made on 23/6/2018 at 06:38 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.4c; Air pressure : 1029.1mb steady; Relative humidity 82%; Wind : 3mph WSW; Rain this month : 6.2mm; Rain this year : 279.2mm

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Jet stream position (WS7 weather report 22-6-2018)

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It is a bright start to the day and, I am pleased to be able to report, that the majority of the day will also see bright spells.

The barometer, at my observations,  was showing that the surface air pressure was high and rising slowly.  The synoptic charts also showed that there is only little change forecast in the air pressure for the remainder of the day (a slight reduction towards 1028mb).

The radar and satellite images forecast that there will be very little cloud cover in our area today and what cloud there is will only bring a 4% risk of any rain.

Over the weekend will see a little more cloud as the jet stream just completes its final movements northwards.  The “stream” will ride down parts of the UK tomorrow and this will see the development of more cloud.  By Monday the “stream” will be sitting above the UK and we can then expect to see dry, bright and increasingly warm weather as the week passes.

For today our top temperature will be around 19-20c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 11c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the NW and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary: A generally bright and dry day.

Observations made on 22/6/2018 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.8c; Air pressure : 1031mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 6.2mm; Rain this year : 279.2mm

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Summer Solstice weather (WS7 weather report 21-6-2018)

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Today is the Summer Solstice and, as a consequence, we will see the maximum number of daylight hours.  Sunset will be around 21:30 hours this evening.

It is a bright start to the day but the early morning air temperature has dropped below 10c for the first time in around a fortnight.  The air temperature at 06:24 hours was still a mild 9.7c.

The surface air pressure will steadily rise to around 1030mb as the day passes.  The high surface air pressure strongly suggests that the risk of any rain in our area today is less than 5%.

It will be an often bright day but as the day passes the cloud will completely dissipate to leave us with clear night.  These clear overnight conditions mean that the air temperature will reduce to around 9-10c.  Our top daytime temperature today will be around 18c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from a SW-NW arc and the average wind speed will be around 10-12mph.

Continuing my monitoring of the jet stream I am happy to report that the forecast models are still showing the “stream” to be positioning above the UK over the weekend and into next week.  We should see some air temperatures climb into the mid 20s next week.

Summary: A day with bright spells but breezy at times.

Observations made on 21/6/2018 at 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.7c; Air pressure : 1023.4mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 80%; Wind : 4mph WNW; Rain this month : 6.2mm; Rain this year : 279.2mm

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It was breezy overnight (WS7 weather report 20-6-2018)

smalllogoIt was quite breezy during the early hours of this morning.  My weather station recorded a wind speed of 21mph (force 5) at 02:34 hours.

This morning will also see a “lively” SW breeze blowing and the synoptic charts clearly show that the wind direction will gradually move towards the NW as the day passes.  The average wind speed today will be around 10mph.  There is only around a 12% risk of rain today and this will be at the highest risk during the period when the wind will be bringing slightly denser cloud cover from the W (mid afternoon).

It will be a partly cloudy day with a top temperature of around 19c.  Overnight will be  little cooler than last night with the minimum around 11c.  Last night’s minimum air temperature was around 16c.

Looking slightly ahead the jet stream (as we discussed on Sunday) is still forecast to be moving above the UK which, in turn, will create a high pressure block over the UK.  This means we will see plenty of bright spells over the weekend and possibly elevated air temperatures from Monday onward (24-25c).

Summary: A breezy day but with some bright spells too.  Remaining dry.

Observations made on 20/6/2018 at 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 16.7c; Air pressure : 1017.4mb rfalling slowly; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : 14mph SW; Rain this month : 6.2mm; Rain this year : 279.2mm

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Cloudy but mild (WS7 weather report 19-6-2018)

smalllogoIt is a cloudy start to the day and, in the main, we will see a general covering of cloud until early evening.  Whilst the cloud will not bring any real risk of measurable rain we may see the odd spot of localised drizzle.  The risk of some rain today is around 15%.

Despite the cloud it will still be a mild day with a top temperature of 21c and an overnight low of around a sticky 15-16c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from a SW-W arc and the average wind speed will be around 5mph.

The remainder of the week looks as if it will remain dry with some days seeing temperatures exceed the 20c mark.

Summary: A generally cloudy but mild day with only a very low risk of rain.

Observations made on 19/6/2018 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 14.6c; Air pressure : 1021.1mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 84%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 6.2mm; Rain this year : 279.2mm

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Not as warm as last year (WS7 weather report 18-6-2018)

smalllogoIt is a bright but breezy start to the day but the good news is that the air temperature at 06:23 hours was already at 14.4c and, along with the surface ir pressure, was steadily rising.  We can expect the air pressure to end the day at around 1020mb.

Today’s air temperature will “top out” at around 20-21c. This is around 10c cooler that the same day last year when we enjoyed a top temperature of 30.9c (reached at 17:22 hours).  Tonight will also remain mild with the overnight minimum temperature around 15c.

We will see plenty of bright spells this morning but, as the afternoon passes, the cloud bed will “close up a little.  The risk of rain, however, is only around 8%.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the WSW and the average wind speed will be around 8mph.

Summary: Another bright and mild start to the day.  Breezy start with only a low risk of any measurable rain.

Observations made on 18/6/2018 at 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 14.4c; Air pressure : 1015.3mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : 10mph WSW; Rain this month : 6.2mm; Rain this year : 279.2mm

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