Misty on my travels (WS7weather report 24-1-2017)

First ground frost of the 2010 AutumnA grass frost once again greets us as we wake up this morning and the air temperature at 06:30 hours was just below freezing point at -0.5c.

As the morning passes (and the day warms up a little) there is a good risk that some mist will form.  Yesterday, whilst on the my travels, the mist was still very prevalent around Longdon and Rugeley at lunchtime.

Our top temperature today will be around 6c and overnight the low will be around 1c.  Our top temperature will be helped by the odd brighter spells although, in general, we will see plenty of high level cloud.  despite the cloud the risk of any rain today is only around 8%.

The wind will be deriving from the SSW and the average wind speed will a light 4mph.

Summary for today : A frosty start.  Generally cloudy with some occasional brighter spells.

Observations made on 24/1/2017 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -0.5c; Air pressure : 1025.8mb; Relative humidity  92%; Wind calm; Rain this month : 35.2mm; Rain this year : 35.2mm

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Coolest part of the day (WS7weather report 23-1-2017)

ws7-weather-reportIt is a slightly misty start to the day as I make my observations (approximately 06:35 hours).  The mist is likely to remain with us and, in fact, become more widespread and a little denser as the earth begins to warm up this morning.

With the mist comes the inevitable risk of some little light misty drizzle (mizzle) but the overall risk of any measurable rain is less than 10%.

The mist will lift as the morning passes but we are unlikely to see many bright spells as it will be a generally cloudy day.  The best opportunity to see some bright spells breaking through will be around noon.

Our top temperature today will be around 6c and overnight the minimum will be around 1c.  As always happens the air temperature, as I write this blog, has reduced slightly to 1.9c.  The reason for this is that the coolest part of most days is the point immediately before sunrise.

The wind will be deriving from the SSW-WSW for the majority of the day.  The breeze will be a light 3-4mph.

Summary for today : A misty start and then generally cloudy. 

Observations made on 23/1/2017 at 06:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 2.1c; Air pressure : 1027.3mb; Relative humidity  92%; Wind calm; Rain this month : 35.2mm; Rain this year : 35.2mm

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Was that snow? (WS7weather report 22-1-2017)

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Once agin we wake to a covering of grass frost and an air temperature below freezing point (-0.4c at 08:15 hours) .  At 02:06 hours this morning the air temperature was at a “low” of -1.7c.

The risk of rain is low at around 10% for most of today.  Earlier this morning the radar images were showing that a thin snow carrying cloud passed through our area and looking outside I can see some evidence of a few grains of snow deposits (you have to look hard to find them though!)

It will be another generally cloudy day with the occasional bright spells.  The top temperature will be around 4c and overnight will be a little warmer than of late at around 1c.  The cool earth temperature, warmer air from the a southerly direction and low winds speeds will increase the risk of some mist and fog patches during Monday morning.

The wind will again be light at around 3mph and the derivation will be from a SSE-SW arc.

looking further ahead……

The GFS ensemble shows the air temperature gradually increasing a little over the next few days.  The air pressure will begin to reduce at the end of the month suggesting an increased risk of rain at end of January and the beginning of February.  This longer range forecast is, however, very much subjec to change but it does give a good indication of the likely trend.

Summary for today : Another cool day. 

Observations made on 22/1/2017 at 08:15 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -0.4c; Air pressure : 1025.4mb; Relative humidity  9%; Wind calm; Rain this month : 35.2mm; Rain this year : 35.2mm

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GFS ensemble – Average temperature (follow the thick red line)Image http://www.netweather.tv

GEFS Ensembles Chart

GFS Ensemble – Air pressure forecast (follow the thick red line). Image http://www.netweather.tv

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Ooh, that’s chilly (WS7weather report 21-1-2017)

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It is a very chilly start to the day with a wide-spread grass frost and plenty of misty patches.  It is very likely that some local lower league football matches could be called off today due frozen pitches.

At 06:32 hours the temperature was -1.3c but it we can expect the air temperature to reach the dizzy heights of 3c just after lunch.  Needless to say it is a day to wrap up warm and take care when you are travelling on untreated paths or roads as patches of back ice are highly likely.  After dark the air temperature will again fall below freezing point and we can expect the thermometer to record a “low” of around -2c.

It will be a partly cloud day with medium to high cloud prevalent.

The wind will be light but will be delivering cool air from the NE-ENE for much of the day.  The average wind speed will be around 4mph.

Summary for today : A cool day with a top temperature of only 3c.  More frost overnight.

Observations made on 21/1/2017 at 08:40 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 0.5c; Air pressure : 1030.1mb; Relative humidity  91%; Wind  Imph NE; Rain this month : 35.2mm; Rain this year : 35.2mm

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Now that’s a change (WS7weather report 20-1-2017)

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High surface air pressure and the jet stream running above the UK means that we are set for a cool day but with some bright spells too.  The good news is that we are unlikely to see any measurable rain.

The risk of any rain today is less than 10%.  I am, however, being asked about the risk of more snow.

Looking at the snow radar forecasts you will have to travel to at least the high grounds around the Lake District if you want to see any snow in the next 24-36 hours.  There is no imminent risk in our area.

Today will, however, be cool.  The maximum air temperature will be around 5c and the overnight minimum temperature will reduce to around zero or even -1c overnight.

Due to te high surface pressure the wind will be light but will deliver cool air from the ENE-E.  The average wind speed will be a whispering 3mph.  This wind speed will reduce the feel of the air temperature by around 1c.

Summary for today : A brighter day than of late.  A very low risk of rain but cool.

Observations made on 20/1/2017 at 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 0.4c; Air pressure : 1034.9mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind  calm; Rain this month : 35mm; Rain this year : 35mm

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Drizzly start (WS7weather report 19-1-2017)

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High air pressure is again the dominating feature of the day, however, we have still been greeted by some early morning drizzle. The risk of measurable rain is around 20% although some misty drizzle could be present at almost anytime.

It will be another generally cloudy day with light winds.  The clouds will be mostly at a medium height.

Our top temperature today will be around 8c and the overnight low will be around 4c.  Tomorrow and the weekend we will see air temperatures cool a little with daytime temperatures less than 5c and the overnight minimum around freezing point.

Today’s wind will be light at around 2-3mph.  The wind will be deriving mostly from the cool NW-NE arc.

Summary for today : A generally cloudy but mild day with light winds and, at times, some light misty drizzle.

Observations made on 19/1/2017 at 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 5.8c; Air pressure : 1037.1mb; Relative humidity  87%; Wind  calm; Rain this month : 34.8mm; Rain this year : 34.8mm

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Can we have our sun back please? (WS7weather report 18-1-2017)

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Today, once again, starts off with some light rain /drizzle.  This drizzle will add little to the overall gauge measurements for the month but it will make the journey to work unpleasant – especially if you are on foot.

The air pressure is, however, high and so this means that we should see the rain clear and the risk  of precipitation for the remaining daylight of hours will be around 30%.

It will, however, be a cloudy day with low and high level cloud preventing almost any bright spells to shine through.

Our top temperature today will be around 6-7c and overnight the minimum will be around 5c.

The wind today will be deriving from the SW during the daylight hours before moving slightly towards the W later in the day.  The average wind speed will be a gentle 3-5mph.

Summary for today :  Early morning drizzle should clear to leave another cloudy day.

Observations made on 18/1/2017 at 06:40 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.9c; Air pressure : 1036.8mb; Relative humidity  88%; Wind  calm; Rain this month : 34.6mm; Rain this year : 34.6mm

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