Misty morn (WS7 weather report 16-10-2018)

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It was a slightly misty start to the day when I made my observations at 06:24 hours.  The mist was leaving a damp covering in the area making it a rather unwelcoming start to the day.

The mist will, eventually, lift as the morning passes but it will be a generally cloudy day.  Our top temperature will be around 16c. The further SE you go the warmer the day will be whilst to the north you could still expect to see some persistent rainfall.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 10.2c at midnight.

In our area we will see the air pressure steadily rise which will be the beginning of a dry period over the next few days (including the weekend).

The light breeze will be deriving from a SE/SW arc and the average wind speed will be around 4mph.

Summary for today :Some early mist and drizzle giving way to a dry but often cloudy day.

Observations made on 16/10/2018 at 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 10.8c; Air pressure : 1014.5mb steady; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 36.8 mm; Rain this year : 424.8mm

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And then the rain (WS7 weather report 15-10-2018)

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After a couple of days of very wind weather yesterday saw plenty of rain falling in our area (over 15mm).

Today, some light rain falling at the time of my observations (approximately 06:30 hours) and the radar images are showing plenty of further cloud passing through or near our area today.  We can expect to ‘catch’ further rain during the morning commute and further light showers are possible as far into the day as early afternoon.

It will be a cooler day with a top temperature of only around 11-12c.  Overnight, due to plenty of cloud cover, will remain at a similar temperature (11c).

Today’s breeze will be light throughout the day. The wind will be deriving from the N-NW for the majority of the time.  The average wind speed will be around 7mph.

After today we head into a period of relatively dry weather. The GFS ensemble is suggesting that we are set for a couple of weeks of generally dry weather with the 22nd being a little warmer than average.  A lot, however, can change weather wise in two weeks!

Summary for today : Some light rain highly likely this morning.  A little cooler than of late.

Observations made on 15/10/2018 at 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.2c; Air pressure : 1011.6mb steady; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 29.4 mm; Rain this year : 417.4mm

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After the wind (WS7 weather report 14-10-2018)

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After two days of very windy weather (gust speeds on Friday reached over 40mph and yesterday 31mph) today will be much calmer but very wet.

At the time of my observations the radar images were clearly showing that rain was going to be a high threat (98% risk of rain) for most of the daylight hours.  We can expect accumulation levels to reach around 15-20mm by the end of the day.   That should be plenty of rain to water the plants!  At the time of my observations the rain was falling at a rate of 7mm per hour.

It will be a lot cooler today than of late.  The top temperature during daylight hours will be around 12c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 10c.

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

Looking ahead sees a similar day to today in store for tomorrow.  The remainder of the week then looks as if it will be mostly dry with some bright spells along the way.

Summary for today : A day with plenty of rainfall. Cooler than of late but a lot less breezy.

Observations made on 14/10/2018 at 08:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.5c; Air pressure : 1006.8mb steady; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 18.4 mm; Rain this year : 406.4mm

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More in store? (WS7 weather report 13-10-2018)

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It was a very mild but breezy start to the day when I made my observations at approximately 08:00 hours this morning.  The air temperature, at the time of my observations, was a very mild 18c.  This was twice the aire temperature at a similar point in 2016 but only a couple of degrees warmer than last year.  Last year we were also going through a breezy period.

The synoptic charts show that the breeze will remain steady for the remainder of today and into tomorrow.  We will, however see the points of similar air pressure widen during Sunday and, as a consequence, the wind speed will reduce.

The rain radar images show plenty of rain cloud to the west of our area and we just catch the eastern edge of that system.  We are, therefore, 90% likely to see some rain today.  The accumulation will, however, only be light.  Later this morning it is possible that the sun will break through from time to time to brighten up the day.

Today’s top temperature will be around 22c and overnight we will see a slight cooling down to around 14c.  During the daylight hours of tomorrow we will, in fact, see a further reduction in the air temperature to around 11c by mid afternoon.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from a SE/SW arc.  The average wind speed will be around 10mph with gusts speeds up to 30mph.

Summary for today : A breezy day with a risk of some sporadic showers.  Some brighter spells too.

Observations made on 13/10/2018 at 08:09 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 18.1c; Air pressure : 1004.2mb steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 5mph SW; Rain this month : 15 mm; Rain this year : 403mm

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Gusty breeze (WS7 weather report 12-10-2018)

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It is another mild start to this autumn day but there was a brisk breeze blowing when I made my observations this morning.  As the breeze was deriving from the warmer SE-SW it was also very mild at 06:30 hours with the air temperature nearly 14c.  This is nearly twice as warm as the corresponding day and time last year.

Today will remain a breezy day with the wind continuing to derive from the SE-SW.  The average wind speed will be around 14mph but gust speeds could push into the 30s.  The strong breeze will not really die down until Sunday.

Today’s top temperature will be around 18c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will also remain very mild at around 16-17c.

The radar images show that there is a high risk of rain in our area throughout the day today.  Whilst the rain may often only be light the images do show so denser and, therefore, heavier periods of rain.  The risk of some rain today is 95%.  The further west you travel in the UK today the heavier the rain is likely to be.

Summary for today : A breezy but mild day.  A high risk of some rain.

Observations made on 12/10/2018 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 13.9c; Air pressure : 1002.1mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 85%; Wind : 7mph SE; Rain this month : 13.4 mm; Rain this year : 401.4mm

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Tina’s birthday weather (WS7 weather report 11-10-2018)

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After yesterday’s balmy day with a top temperature of 21.5c at around 16:00 hour today will be a little cooler.

The air pressure, at 06:40 hours (approximately) had reduced to below 1000mb which usually signifies rain is likely.  Today is no exception to this rule.

The highest risk of any rain in our area today is from mid to late afternoon and through to early evening (localised showers may fall before then).  The risk of rain during the later period can be estimated at around 80%.  The rain will be arriving in our area from the W.  Rain is likely in mid Wales from early afternoon.  Overnight and during the early hours the wind speed will also increase and tomorrow (Friday) will be a wet and breezy day throughout.

Today’s top temperature will be around 16-17c and overnight the minimum will be a mild 12-13c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from predominantly a SE/SW arc and the average wind speed will be around 8mph with gust speeds of around 20mph.  Overnight and tomorrow we could see gust speeds reach 35mph.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Tina, my wife, a very happy birthday!

Summary for today : A mostly dry start to the day but the cloud will be increasing from the west and will, eventually, bring some rain.

Observations made on 11/10/2018 at 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 13.9c; Air pressure : 100.1mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 12.6 mm; Rain this year : mm

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Warm today but what about Friday? (WS7 weather report 10-10-2018)

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It was a slightly cooler start to the day at 06:30 hours this morning with the air temperature only 7.2c.  This is still relatively mild and pretty typical of what we can expect for this time of year.

What will be a little unusual will be the warm air temperature that will break the 20c barrier today (high 21-22c).  The feeling of a pleasant day will be assisted by plenty of clear sky and a warm wind from the SE.

Tonight / overnight will also remain mild with the minimum temperature around 13c.  The risk of rain today is only around 5%.

There is, however, a significant change ahead in the weather pattern.  A low pressure system is building up in the SW and this will bring high wind speeds and some rain to the UK on Friday.  I will talk more about this is the days ahead.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from a SE/ESE arc and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary for today : A bright and warm day with no significant risk of rain.

Observations made on 10/10/2018 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 7.2c; Air pressure : 1014.3mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 12.6 mm; Rain this year : mm

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