Back to work Tuesday weather

At the time of making my observations (approximately 06:30 hours) the air pressure was at 1022.5mb and rising.  This is a good sign that it is going to be a dry day.

Further views of the radar, satellite and isobar chars confirm this opinion.  I would estimate that the risk of rain today is only around 7%.

The jet stream will start the day just on the top edge of the UK but as the day passes it will push across the UK from roughly a NW to SE direction. This will bring us a generally cloudy day with just the few brighter spells.

Our top temperature today will be around 15c and overnight the low will be around 7-8c.

The wind will bring with it some cool air at times.  Starting the day from the W-WSW it will gradually move towards the NW as the day passes. The average wind speed today will be around 6-7mph.

Summary. An often cloudy but dry day.

Observations made 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1022.5mb ; Temperature 9.9c; Relative humidity : 82%; Wind 2mph WSW; Rain this month : 50.2mm; Rain this year : 179.2mm.

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Bower Day 2015 and Feeling “Under The Weather”.

Today is Lichfield Bower day (to view this year’s programme click the link) and, I am sure, that all of those people who have put some much work and effort have their fingers firmly crossed for some fine weather.

The good news is that high air pressure will remain in our are throughout the day.  The jet stream is running down the UK and this will help create some cloud cover but the radar images are showing little or no evidence of rain.  The chance, therefore, of any rain today is around 12%.

Our top temperature will be around 14-15c and overnight the low will be around 8c.

The wind will be deriving from a WSW-NW arc for much of the day.  The winds will have an average sped of around 6mph.

Finally, best wishes to my dear friend Bernadette who is Good Hope Hospital as she is feeling “under the weather”.  It is odd how feeling unwell can have a weather link but, after looking up the derivation, I found it comes from a sailing term.  i.e. The passengers were feeling unwell because the ship was under a low pressure system which, in turn, delivered bad sea conditions.

Summary. A dry but often cloudy day.

Observations made 08:53 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1019.6mb ; Temperature 10.5c; Relative humidity : 78%; Wind 2mph WSW; Rain this month : 50.2mm; Rain this year : 179.2mm.

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Whit Sunday Weather 2015

It is a very mild by slightly breezy start the Whit Sunday bank Holiday.  The temperature at approximately 08:30 hours was around 12.5c.

The radar images are clearly showing a narrow band of rain that is passing down the UK from approximately the NW.  This will heighten the risk of rain to 70-80% from around 10-11:00 hours. This afternoon the risk of any rain will reduce to around 15c.

Once this band of rain cloud has passed through the area we will left with a general cloud cover that will fragment from time to time to bring us some brighter spells.  Our top temperature today will be around 15c and overnight will once again be mild at around 8c.

The wind will start the day deriving from the SSW but as the day passes this derivation will move to the NW,  The average wind speed today will be around 7mph.

Summary. Risk of rain during the morning becoming partly clear and dry later.

Observations made 08:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1018.7mb ; Temperature 12.6c; Relative humidity : 83%; Wind 7mph SSW; Rain this month : 50.2mm; Rain this year : 179.2mm.

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Best time to mow the lawn?

Today sees our area covered in a general blanket of medium height cloud.  The radar images and the high air pressure, however, suggest that there is only a very low (less than 9%) risk of rain today.

It is, therefore, a good day to cut the grass, take a ride on your bike or simply just get out and about.  Do not put off cutting the lawn until tomorrow morning as there is an increased risk of rain (around 70%) tomorrow morning.  This increased risk of rain is due to the jet stream moving from a generally northerly position above the country to one that runs laterally down the UK from N to S.  As the systems develop with this movement rain clouds will form.

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

The wind will be deriving from a W to NW arc this morning but as the day passes the direction will move to a derivation from the SW.  The average wind speed will be around 2-3mph.

Summary. Another mild, dry but cloudy day.  

Observations made 08:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1025.5mb ; Temperature 11.3c; Relative humidity : 83%; Wind 5mph W-WNW; Rain this month : 50.2mm; Rain this year : 179.2mm.

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A mild night

After a very mild night the overnight minimum temperature was still in double figures at its lowest point (10.6c – 05:31 hours) then today will continue this mild theme.

Our top temperature today will be around 17c and overnight the low will be around 8-9c.

The jet stream is currently sitting just to the north of the UK and this is allowing the warmer mild air from the south to bring a more moderate feel to our region.  The mild air, is however, then mixing with cooler air from the north which is forming a cloud bed.   The cloud bed will vary in density during the day but will be present for the majority of the time.

The radar images do show that there are a few light rain clouds “dotted” around our area but the majority will simply blow by.  There is, however, a 25-30% risk of us seeing the odd drop of rain today.

The high air pressure will remain stable for the day and this means that the winds will be light. The average wind speed we can expect today is around  5mph.  The wind will start the day from the SW and will gradually move clockwise to end the day deriving from the WNW.

Summary. A more cloudy day but remaining mild.

Observations made 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1024.8mb ; Temperature 11.1c; Relative humidity : 82%; Wind 5mph SW/WSW; Rain this month : 50.2mm; Rain this year : 179.2mm.

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A return to high pressure

It is a bright start to the day and with the jet stream sitting to the north of the UK and this is producing a system of high pressure above our area.  We can, therefore,  expect today to be a pleasant affair.  This time last year was very similar weather wise.

There will be some medium level cloud from time to time but this cloud bed will not prevent us from receiving plenty of bright spells too.  Our top temperature will reach around 17c and our overnight low will be around 7c.  The risk of rain during today (Thursday) is around 8%.

There is a slightly increased risk of an isolated shower during the early hours but even this is only a 20% risk.

The wind will deriving from the WSW and the average speed will be around 6mph.

The pollen count today is moderate and the UV index will be around 5 which means that some skin protection should be taken if you are likely to spend extended periods outdoors today.

Summary. A partly bright day and remaining dry.

Observations made 06:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1012.4mb ; Temperature 6.5c; Relative humidity : 84%; Wind 5mph SW/WSW; Rain this month : 50.2mm; Rain this year : 179.2mm.

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Higher than average.

The good news for today and for the next couple of days is that the air pressure is rising and this will bring us a period of more settled weather.  The air pressure will end the day around 1023mb.

Yesterday’s rain saw our monthly rainfall total pass the 50mm mark.  50mm is the full month average rainfall for our area.

This morning the radar images still show a few rain clouds that are heading our way.  These systems are relatively small but we are likely to catch one or two.  The chance of some brief showers this morning is around 35%.

As the day passes the cloud base will fragment and we will see some brighter spells.  Our top temperature will, however, only be around 12-13c.  This top temperature, however, will feel more like 10c in due to the wind chill.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 5-6c.

The “problem child” today is that the wind will eventually be deriving from the WNW-NW (starting the day from the WSW-SW).  This will bring with it some cool air.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph this morning but increasing to around 10mph this afternoon.

Summary. Risk of some showers in the morning.  Becoming bright and breezy.

Observations made 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1012.4mb ; Temperature 6.5c; Relative humidity : 84%; Wind 5mph SW/WSW; Rain this month : 50.2mm; Rain this year : 179.2mm.

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