1st of October 2016 weather

The start of the new month has instantly delivered some cooler weather.  The overnight / early morning low was only 6.6c and at 08:30 hours the temperature had only climbed to just over 7.5c.  It will soon be time to find out the cardigans and warm coats!

The radar images are showing that some patchy rain cloud is heading our way this morning and the leading edge will be with us around 09:15 hours.   There is a 93% risk of rain showers in our area today and this risk will stretch from 09:15 hours until mid evening.  To further demonstrate that a low pressure front is heading our way is that the barometer readings are currently (08:30 hours) steadily reducing.

Our top temperature will be assisted by the odd brighter spell and we should see the thermometer “top out” at around 12-13c.  Overnight will again be cool with a low of 7c.

The wind will be deriving from the SE this morning but moving towards the WNW-NW later in the day.  The later wind direction will help bring us some clearer spells overnight and tomorrow.

The outlook for tomorrow is for some bright spells.

Summary : A high risk of some rain showers and the occasional bright spell too.  Cooler than of late.

Observations made 08:13 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 7.3c; Air pressure : 1005mb; Relative humidity  87%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 603.8mm

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Last day of September 2016 weather

It was just under 10c (9.3c) as I made my observations on this last morning of September 2016 morning (at 06:20 hours).  The good news, however, is that we will see some brighter spells during the day that will help lift our top temperature up to around 16c.

Overnight/this morning the minimum temperature was reached at 05:46 hours with a reading of 9.1c . Tonight’s minimum temperature will show a similar reading around the 10c mark.

The day will see some bright spells but there are two risks of rain in our area. The first risk is during and just after the commuting hours.  A small band of rain cloud will be just skirting our area and, therefore, we do have a 15-20% risk of seeing a few drops of rain.  This evening (from around 17:30 hours) another rain cloud system will edge into our area and this will bring with it a 55% risk of rain. The later system will be in our area for a couple of hours.

The wind will be generally light today and deriving from the SW.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary : Some bright and mild spells with two small risk periods of rain.

Observations made 06:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.3c; Air pressure : 1010.2mb; Relative humidity  88%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 66.2mm; Rain this year : 603.8mm

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A wet start to Thursday morning

As we briefly discussed in yesterday’s post 2.4 millimeters of rain has fallen in our area during the early hours of today.

The good news is that the radar images are showing that the band of rain will have completely passed beyond our area by the time the general commute to work starts (around 08:00 hours). The risk of rain for the remainder of the day will then be around 15%.

It will also be a bit of a breezy this morning with an average wind speed of around 8-9mph and gusts of up to 25mph.  The wind will be deriving from a W-SW arc. The wind speed will reduce by the end of the night as distance between the points of similar air pressure begin to widen.

As the day passes we will also see some brighter spells as the cloud bed fragments and this will help lift our top temperature up to around 17c.  The overnight low will be around 10c.

Summary : A damp start but brightening up as the day passes.  A little breezy at times.

Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 14.7c; Air pressure : 1011.3mb; Relative humidity  87%; Wind : 10 mph SW; Rain this month : 66.2mm; Rain this year : 603.8mm

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WS7 Weather for Wednesday the 28/9/16

Today will see only a 10% risk of rain during the daylight hours.  A low pressure system is, however, sweeping across the country during the evening and is 75% likely to bring rain to our area during the early hours of tomorrow morning.

During the day the cloud bed will fragment from time to time to allow for some brighter spells to shine through which, in turn, will allow our top temperature to increase to around 19-20c.  Overnight, with increasing cloud, the minimum temperature will be a mild 14c (last night’s low was 12c at 02:28 hours).

A feature of the day will be a persistent breeze.  Starting off at around 5-6mph this morning we can expect it to increase to an average of around 12mph this afternoon / evening.  The wind will be deriving from a SW to W arc.

Summary : A dry day with some bright spells.  Rain likely overnight.

Observations made 06:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 13.2c; Air pressure : 1021.9mb; Relative humidity  86%; Wind : 4mph SW; Rain this month : 63.8mm; Rain this year : 601.4mm

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Over 600mm of rain for the year so far.

We certainly received some patchy rain yesterday and the monthly rainfall total of 63.8mm is already above average for the entire month (around 60mm).  Yesterday’s rainfall also saw our area break through the cumulative total of 600mm for the calendar year to date.

Today, however, will be a dry day with only a low (11%) risk of rain. The top temperature will reach around 18-19c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 13c.  This overnight minimum will be slightly warmer than last night’s minimum of 12.4c at 02:29 hours.

In general this morning will see plenty of cloud cover but it will disperse a little during the afternoon to allow the odd brighter spell to shine through.

The wind will be a little breezy at times due to the changing air pressure.  The average wind speed today will be around 7-8mph.  The stronger breeze will be felt this afternoon (gusts of around 15-18mph)..

The wind will start the day deriving from the S-SW but will drift towards the WSW during the afternoon.

Summary : A dry day but a little breezy during the afternoon.

Observations made 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 13.9c; Air pressure : 1018.2mb; Relative humidity  87%; Wind : 2mph SSE ; Rain this month : 63.8mm; Rain this year : 601.4mm

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Patchy rain and wet weather shoes

This morning sees us start the day with some light patchy rain and this precipitation will continue to be a threat in our area until around 09:30 hours.  There will be a then be a break in the rain cloud before a second system reaches us late morning.  this second risk of rain will remain with us until early / mid afternoon.  The risk of further rain today (after 09:30 hours) is 85%.

If you are going to go out for an early morning walk then you will need to wear your wet weather shoes.

It will be a mild day with a top temperature of 14-15c.  The cloud bed will remain with us for much of the time and this will prevent the area warming up too much.  Overnight the air temperature will reduce to 12c.  This is warmer than last night’s low of 8.6c (reached at 03:16 hours).

The wind will be deriving from the S-SW (this warmer air helping to create the general cloud cover) and the average wind speed will be around 6-7mph.  The wind will become a little breezier in the afternoon than we will encounter this morning.

Summary : Patchy rain this morning.  Remaining cloudy and mild.

Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 10.9c; Air pressure : 1019.4mb; Relative humidity  88%; Wind : 1mph SW ; Rain this month : 61.4mm; Rain this year 599mm

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A cloudy start to Sunday

Last night / early this morning 10.6mm of rain fell in our area leaving the area wet underfoot.

The good news is that the main body of the rain cloud is now beyond our area and we will see the risk of rain diminish to around 12% after 10:00 hours.  There are a few smatterings of rain cloud still showing on the radar images but, in the main, these are away from our area.

Further good news is that the barometer reading is currently rising and the air pressure will increase to around 1016mb by 18:00 hours.

Our top temperature today will be around 15-16c and, as the air pressure increases, we will see some brighter spells develop. Overnight will be cool with a low of around 9-10c.

Today’s wind will be deriving SW-WSW and the average wind speed will be around 7mph.

Tomorrow will see the return of rain during large parts of the day and, in particular, the afternoon.

Summary : A generally dry day after early morning rain.  Some bright spells too.  

Observations made 08:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 13.2c; Air pressure : 1008.9mb; Relative humidity  86%; Wind : 2mph SW ; Rain this month : 61mm; Rain this year 598.6mm

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