A settled day (WS7 weather report 14-8-2018)

smalllogoToday will see a day of ‘settled’ weather as the air pressure will slowly increase from 1014mb to 1016mb as the day passes.

There will, however, still some cloud in place but this will vary in density and thickness as the day passes allowing some occasional brighter spells to break through.  Our top temperature will be around 22c and overnight the minimum temperature will be a mild 15c.

There is a low (9%) risk of some rain in our area today but any recipient would have to be extremely unlucky to come across any precipitation.

Today’s breeze will be light and deriving from the mild WSW.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

If you have plans for this weekend then I am pleased to say that the weather looks like it will remain mild but partly cloudy.

Summary : A dry day with variable amounts of cloud cover.  Remaining mild with a top temperature of around 22c.

Observations made on 14/8/2018 at 06:45  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 15.4c; Air pressure : 1014mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 1mph WSW; Rain this month : 17.8mm; Rain this year : 318mm

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Adrian’s birthday signals a slight weather improvement (WS7 weather report 13-8-2018)

smalllogoIt is a cloudy but dry start to the day with the air temperature at 06:35 hours a mild 15.8c.  Overnight the minimum temperature was  a mild 15.5c.  These measurements are not too dissimilar to those we enjoyed over the last two years.

At the time of my observations the barometer was displaying a steady reading suggesting that there would be very little change in the weather pattern.

The day will be generally overcast wit the odd brighter spells to cheer things up.  The highest risk of rain, however, will be no greater than 40% (around mid to late afternoon) and for the remainder the risk will be around 10%.

Today’s top temperature will be around 21c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 14c.

The breeze today will be deriving from a W-NW arc and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

A look at the jet stream images show that the “stream” will be deriving from the NW before running, predominantly, across parts of the UK for at least the next seven days.  This suggests that we be seeing plenty of overcast or partly cloudy days but the days should be generally dry and mild.

Summary : A generally cloudy / partly cloudy day but mostly dry.  A 40% risk of some rain particularly later in the afternoon.

Observations made on 13/8/2018 at 06:35  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 15.8c; Air pressure : 1004.9mb steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 2mph SSE; Rain this month : 17.8mm; Rain this year : 318mm

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Wet start (WS7 weather report 12-8-2018)

smalllogoIt is a wet start to the day with some early morning rain having already fallen in our area by the time I made my observations at approximately 07:12 hours.  The rain radar images clearly show that there is a high risk (around 93%) of some further rainfall in our area by 8:30 hours. Looking at the density on the radar some of the rain could be moderate to heavy.

After 10:30 hours the risk of rain will reduce to about 45% but we are still likely to see some occasional showers through, what will become, a partly fragmented sky.

Our top temperature today will be around 19c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 14c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 15.7c at 03:03 hours.

Today’s breeze will be deriving mostly from the SW.  The average wind speed will be around 7mph with gusts speeds of around 20-21 mph reached later in the day.

Summary : A rainy start with a high risk of some moderate to possibly heavy showers this morning.  Rain risk reducing as the day passes.

Observations made on 12/8/2018 at 07:12 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 16.1c; Air pressure : 1009mb reducing slowly; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : 3mph SW; Rain this month : 17.2mm; Rain this year : 317.4mm

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What’s the risk of rain today? (WS7 weather report 11-8-2018)

smalllogoAnother bright start greets us this morning although, like yesterday, it is cooler than of late. At 08:30 hours the air temperature was only 13.1c and at 05:58 hours we dipped down to 9c. This is very similar to the previous two years.

As the day passes we can expect the cloud cover to thicken a bit and by early evening there is a risk of some rain (around a 40% risk before tea time with this risk increasing to around 77% during early to mid evening).

It will be mild but not hot day.  Our top temperature will be around 20c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will also remain mild at around 15-16c.  This higher air temperature overnight will be due to a blanket of cloud cover that is likely to deliver some rain.

Today’s breeze will be arriving from the SW and the average wind speed will be around 6mph. We will notice that as the air pressure reduces later in the day the wind will increase in speed.

Summary : Another bright start to a day.  Cloud increasing later increasing the risk of more rain today to 77%.

Observations made on 11/8/2018 at 08:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 13.1c; Air pressure : 1021.8mb steady; Relative humidity 84%; Wind : 1mph SW; Rain this month : 6.8mm; Rain this year : 307mm

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More rain today? (WS7 weather report 10-8-2018)

smalllogoIt is another cool but bright start to the day.  Our overnight minimum air temperature was 10.6c at 02:46 hours.  This ‘cool’ overnight temperature was, however, still warmer than the corresponding day last year.  This suggests that August and the summer of 2018 will be a statistically warm one.

During the morning we will see some bright spells but the radar images are showing that some rain cloud will enter our area later morning and during the afternoon (up to early evening).  We are 60% likely to see some rain (not continuous) today.

Our top temperature will be around 18-19c and overnight the minimum air temperature will be around 10c.  Some may consider taking a light jacket with them today.

Today’s breeze will be deriving mainly from the SW and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

looking ahead to the weekend.  Saturday will be mainly dry with a risk of rain later.  Sunday will see a higher risk of rain throughout much of the day.

Summary : A bright start but cooler than of late.  A risk of some rain from late morning until early evening (not continuous).

Observations made on 10/8/2018 at 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.1c; Air pressure : 1015.1mb steady; Relative humidity 85%; Wind : 6mph SW; Rain this month : 1.2; Rain this year : 301.4mm

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We had rain! (WS7 weather report 9-8-2018)

smalllogoYesterday saw the first measurable rain in our area this month! Although only 0.4mm was collected by the rain gauge I am sure that the garden felt the rain was a welcome visitor just the same.

Today started off cloudy and mild.  The air temperature at 06:25 hours was 12.9c.  This is one degree warmer than the corresponding day last year and three degrees warmer than the corresponding day in 2016.

It will be a generally cloudy day with a 15% risk of some rain.  As the day passes the air pressure will rise to around 1016mb which suggests that the risk of rain will also reduce as the day passes.

Today’s top temperature will be around 21c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.  This overnight minimum is a far cry from the recording of around 18c on the third of the month.

The breeze today will be generally light and deriving from the NW.  The average wind speed will be around 4mph.

Summary : A mild day with a top temperature of around 21c.  Mostly cloudy with a 15% risk of some rain.

Observations made on 9/8/2018 at 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 12.9c; Air pressure : 1013mb steady; Relative humidity 83%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 0.4; Rain this year : 300.6mm

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Cooler start but still mild (WS7 weather report 8-8-2018)

smalllogoIt is a noticeably cooler start to the day today.  When I made my observations at 06:18 hours the air temperature was 12.2c.  This value is 4.5c lower than the previous day but more consistent with the air temperature on the same day and time the last two previous years.

It will take some time for the fabric of the buildings to also cool down so, for a while, you may find it cooler outside than it is inside.

The “cooling down” all comes about due to a positional change of the jet stream.  The “stream” will today run across the UK from the SW towards the NE.  This will form a low pressure system to the W and NW of us.

This morning our air pressure is only just above 1007mb.  It was only three days ago that the barometer was reading around 1024mb.  The overall reduction in air pressure does bring a 40-45% risk of rain to our area from mid afternoon to early evening.

Our top temperature today will be around 21-22c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 13c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the SW and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary : A generally cooler more comfortable day. A risk (40-45%) of some rain during the afternoon and / or early evening.

Observations made on 8/8/2018 at 06:18 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 12.2c; Air pressure : 1007.3mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 85%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 0; Rain this year : 300.2mm

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