Enjoy it whilst it lasts (WS7 weather report 28-5-2017)

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It is a bright start to the day but we should not expect the heady top twenty air temperatures have enjoyed over the last few days.

Our top temperature today will be around 20c and as the day passes into mid evening the high pressure system (that is “protecting” our area from a low pressure front) will move northwards allowing a band of rain to enter our region tomorrow.  The risk of rain today is around 7% but if any rain does fall it could be heavy and localised.  Rain is highly likely tomorrow,

Overnight the minimum air temperature will be similar to today at around 14c.  (14.2c at 05:59 hours).

As the day passes so will the cloud bed increase.  By the end of the day we will have a general dense blanket of cloud cover.

Today’s wind will be deriving from the WSW first thing this morning before moving clockwise to end the day from the NE.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Summary for today: A bright start becoming cloudier but generally dry.

Observations made on 28/5/2017 at 08:22 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :16.9c; Air pressure : 1016.8mb; Relative humidity 79%; Wind : 2mph WSW; Rain this month : 52.2mm; Rain this year : 216.8mm

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Is that rain? (WS7 weather report 27-5-2017)

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Today starts off with some rain showers and with a risk of thunder as a low pressure system pushes across our region from the SW.

The first (and most significant risk) will be generally beyond our area by around 09:30 -10:00 hours.  The risk of rain sometime during this period is 95%.

We will them enjoy some partly brighter spells with still a risk of some further rain but, this time, the risk reduces to around 30-35%. This second risk, which comes on the trailing edge of the low pressure front, will remain throughout the afternoon.

Our top temperature today will be around 21c an overnight the minimum will be around 13-14c.

Throughout the day the relative humidity will be high.  This is good news for the swing bowlers in any local cricket teams although the swing may be negated if the ball gets wet from the outfield.  For the rest of us it will be just a humid day.

The wind will be deriving from the SW-WSW for much of the day and the average wind speed will be around 8mph.

Summary for today: A generally more cloudy day with a high risk of rain early on.

Observations made on 27/5/2017 at 08:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :15.6c; Air pressure : 1009.3mb; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 52.2mm; Rain this year : 216.6mm

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Just as the weekend arrives (WS7 weather report 26-5-2017)

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It is another bright start to the day and the top temperature will, once again, be in and around the mid 20s.  Yesterday’s top temperature in Hammerwich was 26.5c at 16:09 hours.

Today’s top temperature will be around 24-25c and overnight the minimum temperature will be in the region of 12-13c.  During today’s daylight hours we will see plenty of clear spells so, if you are working outside, please make sure to use some sun protection as the UV index will be very high (around 6-7).

The wind today will be light with an average speed of around 3-5 mph this morning but it will increase a little during the afternoon as the air pressure begins to change.  The wind will be predominantly from the ESE-SE.

The air pressure change (to about 1012mb), sadly, will see an end to to the wall to wall sunshine over the weekend.  Early tomorrow a low pressure front will push into our area from the W and this will bring more cloud and a high risk of some rain during the morning.

Overall the Bank Holiday will be mild, cloudier than the last few days and with a moderate risk of localised rain.

Summary for today: A sunny day with a top temperature of around 25c.

Observations made on 26/5/2017 at 06:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :13.2c; Air pressure : 1019.3mb; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 51.8mm; Rain this year : 216.4mm

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Phew that’s warm (WS7 weather report 25-5-2017)

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For the second consecutive day we can expect the air temperature to reach the mid 20s and we will also enjoy some long clear spells – hurrah!

There is, however, a need to say that this fine weather will not last as long as I first anticipated as the GFS models are now showing a low pressure system pushing into our area on Saturday.  This system will see a little more cloud (and, therefore, an increased risk of some localised rain showers) during Saturday afternoon.

If we return to today then we have no such fears as the risk of rain today is less than 5%.  Our top temperature will be around 25c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 14c.  It is not that many days ago that 14c was our top daytime temperature!

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the N-NE this morning before moving clockwise towards the ESE-SE during the afternoon.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Summary for today: A warm and often bright day.  Top temperature in the mid 20s.

Observations made on 25/5/2017 at 06:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :14.4c; Air pressure : 1024.1mb; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 51.8mm; Rain this year : 216.4mm

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Looking fine (WS7 weather report 24-5-2017)

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Today we will spend the day in the centre of a high air pressure system.  This system will bring us some dry and warm weather today!

Our top temperature will be around 22-23c today  Our overnight low last night was only 12.4c and by 06:30 hours we were already at 13.2c.  It is a very mild start to the day.  Tonight’s overnight low will also be around 12c.  If you are working outside this afternoon the UV index will be high so you will need to protect against the sun.  Sadly, for hay fever sufferers today’s forecast is for moderate levels of pollen.The risk of any rain in our area is less than 6%.

There will be some periods of clouds but any  cloud will generally be at a high height (around 20,000 feet).  These clouds generally appear very white as they are formed mostly of ice crystals. Later this evening the cloud will disappear which will be good news for our astronomer friends.

Today’s wind will be deriving mainly from the W-WNW.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Summary for today: Another dry day and becoming arm with a top temperature of around 22-23c.

Observations made on 24/5/2017 at 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :13.2c; Air pressure : 1024.8mb; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 51.8mm; Rain this year : 216.4mm

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Air pressure on the up (WS7 weather report 23-5-2017)

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The air pressure will continue to rise for much of the day from the early morning reading of 1018mb to around 1024mb.  This increase in air pressure strongly suggests we are in for another dry day.

A look at the radar images also show that there are no rain clouds moving towards our area and the risk of any rain for us today is only around 7%.  There will, however, be some general medium and high level clouds around due to the warm air from the WSW-SW condensing.  The clouds will, however, thin a little late afternoon / mid evening when the wind direction moves more towards the WNW /NW.

Our top temperature today will be around 20c and overnight the low will be around 10c.

The wind will be light for most of the day and, as previously stated, deriving from the WSW this morning.  The average wind speed today will be around 5mph.

Summary for today: Another mild and dry day.

Observations made on 23/5/2017 at 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :10.9c; Air pressure : 1018mb; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 51.8mm; Rain this year : 216.4mm

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The air pressure is reducing – good or bad news? (WS7 weather report 22-5-2017)

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If you look at the barometer first thing this morning you will see that the air pressure value is slowly reducing but fear not because a further ridge of high pressure will be with us later in the day and the air pressure value will begin to climb again. This heightened air pressure will reduce the risk of rain.  Overall we are set for a fine and dry week.

Today will be a mild and, at times, warm day with a top temperature of 20-21c and an overnight low of around 10-11c.

It will be partly cloudy but despite the cloud and early morning reduction in air pressure the risk of any rain today is only around 10%.  The further north you travel in the UK the risk of rain increases.

The wind will be driving from the SE before moving clockwise towards the SW-WSW during the afternoon and evening (this is due to the movement of the air pressure systems).  The average wind speed today ill be around 5-6mph.

Summary for today: A partly cloudy day but with the air temperature reaching into the 20s.

Observations made on 22/5/2017 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :10.6c; Air pressure : 1016.5mb; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 51.8mm; Rain this year : 216.4mm

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