BST and Mother’s Day Weather (WS7 weather report 26-3-2017)

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Firstly, if you haven’t done already, you have to put the clocks forward one hour as today is the start of British Summer Time.  (Hurrah!)  As a cruel act of fate it is also mothering sunday although, because of BST, mothers have lost an hour of their day.

What we can, however, bring to the day is some positive weather news.  Although the air pressure will continue to reduce slightly as the day passes (ending the day around 1024mb) it will still be high enough to block any low pressure system from developing in our area and, therefore, bringing a risk of rain.  There is only a 4% risk of any rain in our area today.

The day will start off with some bright spells but as the day passes we may see some high level cloud develop. Any cloud will, however, not prevent it from being a pleasant day.

Our top temperature will be around 13c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 3c.  Last night /early this morning the low was 2.4c at 06:16 hours.

The wind will be deriving from the ENE/NE and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Today is another great day for getting outside and enjoying the good weather.  Mild weather will remain with us for the remainder of the week although we will see a little more cloud which , as the week passes, will see the top temperatures reduce slightly (to around 11-12c) and minimum temperatures increase to around 5-8c.

Finally, I would like to wish my own mom, Joyce in Pelsall, a very happy Mother’s day.

Summary for today : Another dry and pleasant day.

Observations made on 26/3/2017 at 08:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 3.8c; Air pressure : 1026.6mb; Relative humidity  79%; Wind : 3 mph NE; Rain this month : 45.6mm; Rain this year : 145.6mm

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It is get outside weather (WS7 weather report 25-3-2017)

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The air pressure starts off high this morning and although it will reduce a few points (from around 1033mb at 08:00 to around 1028mb later in the afternoon) the surface pressure will remain sufficiently high to block any low pressure system.

This means we are set for some bright sunny spells through either a clear or high level cloud bed.  The risk of any rain today is less than 5%.

It is, therefore, a great day for getting out and about either in the garden, walking or cycling.

Our top temperature will be around 12c and overnight the low will be around 3c.  Mid evening will probably see a few clear spells which will be ideal for our astronomer friends to make a few observations.

The wind will be bringing with it cool air from the NE but the average wind speed will only be around 4-5mph.  Whilst this will add a small wind chill (around 1.5c) it should not spoil what should be a pleasant outdoor day.

Summary for today : A dry day some bright spells.

Observations made on 25/3/2017 at 08:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.7c; Air pressure : 1029.3mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind : 6 mph NE; Rain this month : 45.6mm; Rain this year : 145.6mm

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Some good weather news (WS7 weather report 24-3-2017)

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There is some good weather news for me to deliver!

The surface pressure (which at 06:30 hours was already at 1029.3mb) will continue to rise throughout the day and will eventually reach around 1032mb by mid to late afternoon.  This high pressure means that ir is 95% certain to be a dry day.  (Or another way of saying it is that we only have a 5% risk of rain).

This morning will see some cloud cover but, as the day passes, we will see some brighter spells develop.  These brighter spells will help lift our top temperature up to around 11-12c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 2c.  Last night’s minimum was 4.3c at 02:48 hours.

Today’s wind will, however, be bringing with it cool air from a NE-E arc.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.  This average wind speed will reduce the “feel” of the air temperature by around 1.5-2c.

Summary for today : A dry day with some brighter spells developing.

Observations made on 24/3/2017 at 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.7c; Air pressure : 1029.3mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind : 6 mph NE; Rain this month : 45.6mm; Rain this year : 145.6mm

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Rain coats today? (WS7 weather report 23-3-2017)

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So far this month 45.6mm (1.8 inches) of rain has fallen in the Hammerwich area (145.6mm for the year) and first thing this morning our area received some further rain showers.

There is good news, however, as high pressure is, once again, moving into our area and by noon the air pressure will be around 1020mb and still rising slowly.  This increase in air pressure will see an end to the persistent rain.  The forecast charts show that high pressure will, in fact, remain with us for a few days so we can expect the weather picture to improve a little further.

Today will see the rain system move to towards the W and it will be completely beyond our area by mid to late morning with the majority of the rain cloud no longer a rain threat by 08:00 hours.

It will still be a cloudy morning but the cloud bed will become less dense as the afternoon passes.  This thinning of the cloud will allow our top temperature to reach around 10c.  During the early evening the clouds will fragment further to allow for the temperature to reduce and our overnight low will be around 4c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 1c at 00:52 hours.

The wind will be bringing with it cool air from the ENE/NE with the average wind speed being around 6mph.  This cool breeze will reduce the feel of the air temperature (wind chill) by around 2c at 6mph.

Summary for today :Rain moving away leaving a dry afternoon with a cool NE breeze.

Observations made on 23/3/2017 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.3c; Air pressure : 1015.7mb; Relative humidity  88%; Wind : 6 mph ENE; Rain this month : 45.6mm; Rain this year : 145.6mm

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Where is Mr Sun this morning? (WS7 weather report 22-3-2017)

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It is not such a pleasant start to the day today with dense cloud shrouding our area and the surface air pressure slowly reducing to around the 1000mb mark.

Sadly the dense cloud will remain with us for much of the day and the radar images are also showing that we are 97% likely to encounter some rain showers this morning.   (We can expect some rain during the commute to work). Rain showers will continue to be an 80% risk throughout most of the daylight hours.

Our top temperature will be around 8c and overnight it will reduce to a low of around 4c.

The wind will be deriving from a E-ESE arc for much of the day.  The easterly wind will make the air temperature feel particularly cool.  The average wind speed will be around 8mph.  This will reduce the “feel” of the top temperature by 2-3c.

Summary for today :A cloudy day with a high risk of some rain showers.

Observations made on 22/3/2017 at 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 5.4c; Air pressure : 1000.9mb; Relative humidity  88%; Wind : 3 mph ESE; Rain this month : 36mm; Rain this year : 136mm

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Spring sunshine (WS7 weather report 21-3-2017)

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This morning has set out much more spring like with bright sunshine and a cool air temperature to greet the day.

At 06:13 hours the air temperature was a cool 2.1c but by peak commute time we can expect the air temperature to be around 4c.  If you are stepping out for a walk first thing this morning you may need to put on your gloves.

The day will gradually warm up to a top temperature of around 7-8c although the steady breeze of around 8mph will reduce the feel (wind chill) by around 2.5c.

This afternoon the cloud cover will increase and eventually, by dark, provide a complete covering.  This cloud will bring a 30% risk of some rain this evening but by tomorrow morning we are 80% likely to see some rain.  The rain tomorrow will reach most parts of England and Wales as it tracks W to E.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the WSW and the average wind speed will be around 8-10mph.  Gust speeds could reach 25mph.

Summary for today : A bright start but cloud increasing as the afternoon passes.

Observations made on 21/3/2017 at 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 2.2c; Air pressure : 1005.7mb; Relative humidity  84%; Wind : 6 mph WSW; Rain this month : 34mm; Rain this year : 134mm

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Cooler tonight (WS7 weather report 20-3-2017)

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As we discussed in yesterday’s blog the jet stream will begin to slip southwards from this evening.  For today, however, the jet stream will be running across the UK from (generally) west to east.

This jet stream track inevitably brings cloud and rain and this morning will be no exception.

By o6:30 hours 0.8mm of rain had fallen in our area and the radar images are clearly showing that more rain clouds will be passing through our area.  The good news is that we are at the southern edge of the main body of the system and, therefore, we are less likely to see as much rain as other parts of the UK.  The risk of further rain showers this morning is still, however, around a 95% risk.

The day is likely to cool a little as the morning passes and the top temperature will be first thing this morning at around 10.5c.  Late this afternoon the clouds will fragment a little to allow for some brighter spells.  Overnight, as the jet stream moves further south and the cloud bed begins to thin, we will see temperatures reach a low of around 3-4c.

It will be another breezy day with an average WSW-SW wind speed of around 9mph and a top gust speed of around 20mph.

Summary for today : Some rain showers this morning

Observations made on 20/3/2017 at 08:02 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 10.3c; Air pressure : 1000.4mb; Relative humidity  89%; Wind : 12 mph SW; Rain this month : 25.8mm; Rain this year : 125.8mm

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