Mild but what’s the risk of rain? (WS7 weather report 29-3-2017)

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The first thing you will notice this morning when you step out of the door is just how mild it is.  At 06:30 hours the air temperature was already at 11.4c and the overnight low stayed above 10c (lowest temperature overnight was 10.3c at 00:13 hours).

There is, however, a low pressure system out to the west of the UK and this system is bringing with it mild air from the SW which, in turn, is creating more cloud and increasing the risk of rain.

There is a 70% chance of some light rain showers during the commute to work and around a 60% risk of some other localised light rain showers during the remainder of the day.  For the majority of the day we will be under a “bed” of dense cloud.

Our top temperature today will be around 14c and the overnight low will be around 10c.

The wind will spend most of the day deriving from the SSW-SW and the average wind speed will be around 8-10mph with gust speeds of around 15-20mph.

Summary for today : A cloudy but mild day with some rain showers likely.

Observations made on 29/3/2017 at 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.4c; Air pressure : 1017mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind : 7 mph SW; Rain this month : 46.2mm; Rain this year : 146.2mm

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A misty start (WS7 weather report 28-3-2017)

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Today’s starts off with a some mist lying in our area.  With only a light breeze blowing this mist will not completely clear until the end of the rush hour period.

This morning will see some high level cloud which will thin enough at times to allow for some brighter spells to break through.  As the afternoon passes the air pressure will continue to slowly reduce (to around 1016mb) and a this lower air pressure system will help thicken the cloud cover.  This thickening of the cloud cover will increase the risk of some rain to around 60% by late afternoon.

The extra cloud cover will, however, mean it will be a mild day and night.  Our top temperature will be around 14c and the overnight low will be around 9c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 5.1c at 00:04 hours.

The wind will be light this morning before increasing later as the lower air pressure system moves closer.  The wind will be deriving from a warmer ESE-SSW and the average wind speed this morning will be around 3mph and this afternoon 5-6mph.

Summary for today : A misty start but becoming very mild.  A 60% risk of some rain late afternoon.

Observations made on 28/3/2017 at 06:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 5.7c; Air pressure : 1018.8mb; Relative humidity  88%; Wind : 1 mph ENE; Rain this month : 45.6mm; Rain this year : 145.6mm

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Back to work weather (WS7 weather report 27-3-2017)

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Following the bright sunshine we have enjoyed over the last couple of days today will see a little more cloud covering during, at least, the morning than we have recently enjoyed.

The general high level cloud covering will be with us throughout the morning but by mid to late afternoon we will see some fragmentation in the cloud bed.  This change will allow for some brighter spells to break through.

Despite the cloud cover it will remain dry.  The risk of any rain is only around 6%.

It will also be another mild day with a cooling ENE breeze.   Our top temperature will be around 12c and the overnight low will be around 4c.

Today’s breeze will be generally light (around 4mph) this morning but as the air pressure reduces slightly (from the early position of around 1024mb to 1020mb by the end of play) we will feel a slight increase in wind speed to around 6mph.

Summary for today : A dry day with early cloud

Observations made on 27/3/2017 at 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.3c; Air pressure : 1024mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind : 4 mph ENE; Rain this month : 45.6mm; Rain this year : 145.6mm

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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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