First day Of The Meteorological Autumn 2015 – Weather

Today, 1 September 2015,  sees the first day of the meteorological autumn although the astronomical autumn (the day of the equinox) is not until the 23 September. Either way I think we have all noticed a change in the climate over the last few days.

So far today 1.6mm of rain has fallen in our area and yesterday saw 15mm of rain.  The East of England received the heaviest rainfall yesterday with around 45mm of rainfall in the 24 hour period.

Today will see less rain than yesterday but we will not be “shower free”.  The radar images are showing a number of small rain carrying clouds around and we have a 75% chance of receiving some further rainfall this morning.  This afternoon the risk reduces to around 60%.

As the day passes the clouds will fragment from time and, in particular, late this afternoon we will see some brighter spells break through.  Our top temperature today will be around 15c and the overnight low will be around 10c.

The wind will be deriving from the WNW for much of the day and the average wind speed will be around 5 mph.

Summary : A partly cloudy day with the risk of some showers.

 Observations made 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1017.3mb; Temperature 12c; Relative humidity :88%; Wind : 1 mph W; Rain this month : 1.6mm; Rain this year : 345mm.

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August Bank Holiday Monday Weather

It is a very damp start to the Bank Holiday Monday with around 8mm of rain already received in the Hammerwich area by 08:30 hours.

The radar images are showing that heavy rain clouds are above our area and will not clear until late morning / lunchtime.  The rain rate until then will be around 2mm per hour.

The afternoon sees the heaviest rain cloud move beyond our area although we are left with a 60% risk of further showers.  If you were planning to work in the garden then you may have to spend your time in the potting shed or greenhouse.

Because of the general thick cloud base tour top temperature will be reduced to around 15c today.  Overnight the minimum will be around 10-11c.

The wind will be deriving from the NW-NNW and the average wind speed will be around 5mph.

The current radar models show that further rain clouds will enter our area late tomorrow morning bring further heavy rain.

Summary : A wet Bank Holiday Monday morning with showers possible in the afternoon.

 Observations made 08:42 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1014.7mb; Temperature 13.1c; Relative humidity :87%; Wind : 4 mph NW; Rain this month : 50.4mm; Rain this year : 336.4mm.

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August Bank Holiday Sunday weather

Today sees the second day of the Lichfield Food Festival around the city centre and it should be another dry and mild day for organisers, visitors and stall holders.

The jet stream has traveled towards the north over the last 24 hours and this leaves our area in the lower edge of the stream.  This generally means that we will see plenty of cloud cover and today will be no exception.  Over the next 24-48 hours a low pressure system will move into our area from the south.  This will reduce the surface pressure to around 1012mb and we will see some wide spread rain tomorrow.

Today will be a mild day and until late afternoon / early evening there is only a 20% risk of rain.  The radar images are showing some rain cloud around but they appear to be all south of our area.  The cloud will be at a medium to high height for much of the day today but will be become low level late evening and overnight.

As the evening passes the risk of rain will increase to around 70% by late evening and by tomorrow morning we are 90% certain to see that some rain has or is falling.

The top temperature today will be around 18c and overnight the low will be around 12c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 11.9c (05:34 hours)..

The wind will be deriving from a N – NE arc today but the average wind speed will only be around 3mph.

 

Summary : A generally cloudy day but remaining mild

 Observations made 08:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1018.9mb; Temperature 13.8c; Relative humidity :84%; Wind : caln; Rain this month : 42.2mm; Rain this year : 328.2mm.

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August Bank Holiday Weekend Weather

There is a lot going on in our region over this August bank Holiday including the T20 cricket finals day at Edgbaston and the Lichfield Food Festival around the city centre.  It is important for both events that the weather remains dry.

I am pleased, therefore, to be able to bring some good news in that the air pressure at approximately 08:00 hours was rising slowly and by the end of the day  it will still remain high.  The radar images are showing little threat of rain cloud in our area (nearest rain cloud this morning is in Shropshire).  The risk of measurable rain in our area today is only 12%.

It will be a generally cloudy day with just the odd break for some sunshine in the medium to high cloud base. This cloud is due to the jet stream that is currently sitting across the centre of the UK (running predominantly SW to NE).

Our top temperature will be around 19-20c and overnight the low will be around 9c.

The wind will be deriving from the SW for the majority of the day and the average wind speed will be around 5-6mph.

Overall it is a great day for getting out and about and enjoying the last bank Holiday weekend before Christmas.

Summary : A generally cloudy day but mild.  A very low risk of rain (12%).

 Observations made 08:08 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1018.4mb; Temperature 14.2c; Relative humidity :82%; Wind : 2mph SW; Rain this month : 42.2mm; Rain this year : 328.2mm.

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A bright start to the day

Today sees a bright start to the day and the morning will follow this theme.  As the day passes the air pressure will continue to rise and, by the end of the day, it will settle at around 1016mb.

As we head into lunchtime and the early afternoon the cloud cover will increase to around 70% and this cloud brings with it a 45% risk of some brief rain showers. the ran showers will be generally short  lived and localised.

It will be a mild day with  top temperature of around 19c and the overnight low will be around 12c.  During the evening we will have some spells with little or no cloud cover.  This will allow our astronomer friends time to make some observations.

The wind will spend the day deriving from the SW.  It may be breezy at times as the air pressure increases.  The average wind speed will be around 7 mph.

looking towards the Bank Holiday weekend it looks as if the jet stream will  maintain a position across the centre of the UK.  This will bring mild but, at times, cloudy weather.  It should, however, remain mostly dry.

Summary : A bright start some increased cloud in the middle periods before returning to clear spells. 

 Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1011.7mb; Temperature 10.4c; Relative humidity :85%; Wind : 3mph SW; Rain this month : 41.6mm; Rain this year : 327.6mm.

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Where is the jet stream today?

It is another dull start to the day with 7/8ths cloud cover at approximately 06:30 hours. The jet stream is running along the southern edge of England and this position will bring prolonged periods of rain in Northern France but for us we can expect the odd spot of rain / drizzle but the risk of anything more persistent than that is only around 20%.

We will see some fragmentation in the cloud from time to time and this will allow the for the odd brighter spell to break through.  The top temperature today will be around 18c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 10c.

There is a low pressure system to the NW of the UK and this will introduce a steady SW breeze in our area.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Looking ahead to the weekend sees the jet stream moving northwards and taking up a position centrally across the UK.  This means that we are likely to see some cloud and showers along the way.

Summary : A partly cloudy and breezy day.  A low risK of persistent rain.

 Observations made 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1002.3mb; Temperature 12.6c; Relative humidity :84%; Wind : 5mph SW; Rain this month : 41.6mm; Rain this year : 327.6mm.

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Not such a bright start

In stark contrast to yesterday today sees the day start off very dull and wet underfoot.  Heavy early morning rain has left 5.8mm of rain deposited in our area by 06:30 hours this morning (41mm for the month so far).

The air pressure will continue to reduce first thing this morning before rallying to around 1002mb later today.  The radar images are showing that the bulk of the rain cloud has now passed through our area and, apart from a few short showers, the rest of the morning will be relatively dry.  The risk of rain will reduce to around 25% by mid to late morning and to around 7% by mid afternoon.

This afternoon will even sees the cloud bed fragment allowing some brighter spells to break through and increase the top temperature to around 20c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.

The wind will be deriving from the SW and, due to the closeness of the air pressure points, it may be breezy at times.  The average wind speed will be around 8mph but gusts may reach the mid 20s mph.

Summary : A dull and wet start but getting becoming brighter and dry as the the day passes.

 Observations made 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 998.6mb; Temperature 14.4c; Relative humidity :87%; Wind : 2mph SW; Rain this month : 41mm; Rain this year : 327mm.

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