As good as yesterday?

After yesterday’s glorious afternoon I can’t really promise anything quite so good.  it will, however, be a mild day, with some bright spells although it will be a lot cloudier than yesterday.  We will still the odd bright spell but the cloud also brings a low risk (22%) of the odd localised shower.

The wind is light this morning but will  still bring cool air from the NE-NNE.  You may have noticed just how cool the wind was yesterday if you happened to step out of the sunshine and into the shade.  This afternoon there is a slight reduction for a time in the air pressure and this movement will increase the wind speed to around 7-8mph.

Our top temperature today will be around 12c and overnight the low will be around 2c.   (yesterday’s high was 14.7c at around 15:30 hours).  Gardeners with young or tender plants outside should either bring them into the greenhouse or provide some protection this evening.

Summary.  A generally more cloudy day with some odd brighter spells.

Observations made 08:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1027.4mb ; Temperature 6.7c; Relative humidity : 76%; Wind : 2mph NNE; Rain this month : 21.6mm; Rain this year : 124.4mm.

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Make hay.

If you have made plans to take a walk, ride or work in the garden then today will not disappoint you.

The jet stream is now predominantly sitting above the UK . The current position is creating a NE-ENE breeze  which, when mixed with some of the warmer air is creating some cloud, but, overall, we are set for a mild, dry, pleasant and often sunny day.

Our top temperature today will be around 14c and overnight the low will be 3-4c.

The air pressure charts are showing that there a few lines of high air pressure and these will create some light winds.  The wind will be deriving from the NE-ENE all day and the average wind speed will be around 7mph.

Currently the charts are showing a dip in the air pressure by the end of the week and next weekend could be wet although, as you know, this likelihood is only 40% certain at this distance in time.  my advice is make hay whilst the sun shines today.

Summary.  Another partly cloudy day but remaining dry.

Observations made 08:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1029.1mb ; Temperature 5.7c; Relative humidity : 83%; Wind : 7mph NE; Rain this month : 21.6mm; Rain this year : 124.4mm.

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Weather prospects for the weekend?

Today sees the jet stream position  a little more less defined than of late with “strands” of the jet stream sitting on either side of the UK.  This leads us to a partly cloudy day with mild temperatures.  The good news is that the risk of any rain today is less than 9%.

Our top temperature will be around 13-14c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 4-5c.

The wind today will be bringing in cool air from the NE-ENE (hence the cloud as the cool air mixes with the warmer southern climate) but the wind will be generally light. The average wind speed today will be around 6mph.

Looking forward towards the weekend and we can expect two more mild days (rather than the warm days of last weekend).  The best of the days will be Saturday with more cloud likely on Sunday.

Summary.  A partly cloudy day but remaining dry.

Observations made 06:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1018.4mb ; Temperature 5.3c; Relative humidity : 79%; Wind : 3mph NE; Rain this month : 21.6mm; Rain this year : 124.4mm.

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A little cloudier

The jet stream starts the day off running across the northern parts of England today before it moves to a more southerly position.  This movement will bring some stable high air pressure in our area but more consistent cloud cover.   You will have no doubt noticed the cloud cover begin to increase in the late afternoon on Wednesday (as discussed in yesterday’s post).

Our top temperature today will be around 14c but the winds will be light at around 4mph.  The breeze will be deriving from the cooler N – NE and it is this wind direction mixing with the warmer southern air that is creating the cloud base.  The clouds will be generally at low to medium height. The risk of any rain is low at only 9%.

This evening will also remain dry and generally cloudy.  The overnight minimum temperature will be around 5-6c.

At this moment in time the weekend looks set to be dry and, on Saturday, with some bright spells.

Summary.  A generally more cloudy day than of late but remaining dry and mild.

Observations made 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1016.4mb ; Temperature 7.8c; Relative humidity : 77%; Wind : Calm; Rain this month : 21.6mm; Rain this year : 124.4mm.

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Not a bad attempt

After yesterday’s glorious spells of sunshine today has a lot to live up to.  The news is that it will make a good attempt but not quite make it.

The jet stream is currently pushing down the UK from north to south and this is creating quite a difference in weather at the two extremes.  The south coast will see temperatures of 22c whilst the far north will see something around 8c.  We will see a top temperature of around 17-18c.

This morning will see some clear spells and a very mild start to the day.  Morning commuting time will see the air temperature not far off 10c.

This afternoon will see some increase in cloud cover although these will not prevent the sun from shining through too much.  By early evening medium the high level cloud will become a little more dense.  Our overnight minimum temperature will be a 6-7c.  The risk of rain today is 5%.

The wind will be deriving from the SW but will move clockwise as the day passes.  The wind will end the day from the NW. It is this wind direction (anything beyond WNW) that will help increase the cloud cover.  The average wind speed today will be a light 5mph.

Summary.  A bright day becoming cloudier later.

Observations made 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1007.4mb ; Temperature 8.6c; Relative humidity : 81%; Wind : 1 mph SW; Rain this month : 21.6mm; Rain this year : 124.4mm.

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Back on familiar ground

Today sees the jet stream firmly positioned to the north of the UK and this means that we see a return of the fine weather we enjoyed this time last week.

The day will start of cloudy but mild with the air temperature during the morning rush hour around 9-10c.  This is quite a contrast to the frost and 0.8c that we encountered yesterday morning.  The cloud will begin to burn away as the morning passes and we will be left with a fine and dry afternoon.  The top temperature this afternoon will be around 18-19c.

It will be a slightly breezy day with the SW-WSW wind averaging around 8mph.  As the evening arrives the wind speed will begin to reduce as the distance between the points of air pressure widen.  The air pressure will reduce slightly as the day passes but this will not bring anything greater than a 6% risk of rain.

By Thursday (this week) the jet stream will have positioned itself to the south of the UK.  This will allow the northern climate to dominate.  This will bring northerly winds, cooler temperatures and more cloud although it is likely to be mainly dry.

Today is definitely the best day of the week.

Summary.  A cloudy start but becoming bright and warm.

Observations made 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1024.7mb ; Temperature 8.7c; Relative humidity : 84%; Wind : 6 mph SW; Rain this month : 21.6mm; Rain this year : 124.4mm.

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A considerable change

After yesterday’s breezy and wet day today sees a considerable change in the weather. The air pressure is now back at a high level and the jet stream is heading back towards the northern reaches of the UK.  This means that, for the next few days at least, that we will be some more mild and temperate weather.

This morning starts off a little cool with a minimum temperature of around 0.5c.  This has left us with a light frost.  This frost will, however, soon burn away as the sun rises. During the morning we will see some bright spells and, by mid afternoon, a top temperature of around 12-13c.

This afternoon will, however, see an increase of the cloud thickness but this is only 10-15% likely to bring any rain to our area. This evening will remain mild.  The overnight temperature will be around 8c.

The winds will be light this morning but will increase slightly during the afternoon.  The wind will be deriving from the SW.  The average wind speed this morning will be 1-2mph and this afternoon 5-7mph.

Summary.  A dry day with increasing cloud but with a low risk of rain.

Observations made 06:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1030.3mb ; Temperature 0.8c; Relative humidity : 88%; Wind : 1mph SW; Rain this month : 21.4mm; Rain this year : 124.2mm.

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