Still breezy?

Today starts off a little cooler than yesterday at around 4c at 07:20 hours.  The overnight low was 3.7c at 03:14 hours.  We will, however, see the temperature reach a maximum of around 11c later in the day (yesterday’s top temperature was 12.1c at 13:14 hours).  In fact the mid evening period will probably be the warmest of the day. This will be due to greater cloud cover and warm winds from the SW.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 7c.

This morning will see some early brighter spells but the cloud will begin the increase as the morning passes.

There is a high risk of some further rain later in the day.  From mid afternoon (14:00 hours) onward we will see the cloud cover quite dense.  The risk of some further rain today is at 80%.

It will be a breezy day but not as gusty as it as at times yesterday. The average wind speed will be around 8mph and the peak speeds will be 25mph.  The wind will be deriving from a W-SSW arc.

Summary.  A breezy day with a high risk of rain showers particularly from mid afternoon.

Observations made 07:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1007.4mb ; Temperature :4c; Relative humidity : 83%; Wind : 7.2mph SW; Rain this month : 39.2mm; Rain this year : 92.2mm.

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A typical BST welcome!

Welcome to British Summer Time.  I hope that you have remembered to put your clocks forward by one hour.  The journey home will now be made in more daylight for the next for months which is always a welcome sight.

Unfortunately today will be anything like summer like. Currently (07:45 hours) the air pressure is falling rapidly which indicates a negative change to the weather.

The gusty breeze from the SW-W will continue along with a high risk of showers this morning.  The good news is that the radar images show that we miss some of the heaviest rain cloud.  We will still, however, have a 95% chance of seeing some rain this morning.  This afternoon the risk reduces to around 65% and by 21:00 hours the current system will be beyond our area.  We will, however, see further rain tomorrow.

It will be another breezy day with the average wind speed around 12mph and gusts speeds will reach up to 30mph.  The wind will be deriving from a SW-W arc for the majority of the day.

Our top temperature today will be around 11c and overnight the low will be around 4c.

Summary.  A breezy day with a high risk of rain showers particularly this morning.

Observations made 07:45 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1001.8mb ; Temperature :7.4c; Relative humidity : 82%; Wind : 8mph SW; Rain this month : 34.2mm; Rain this year : 87.2mm.

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Best of the weekend?

The air pressure will be reducing steadily over the next 24 hours or so.  At the time of writing (approximately 08:00 hours)  the air pressure is around 1009mb but this will reduce to around 994mb by noon tomorrow.

The falling air pressure means that the risk of rain increases.  We are 80% certain of seeing some rain fall late this morning and 60% early this afternoon.  Tomorrow will, however, see more sustained periods of rain.

Today will be a mild day with a top temperature of around 13-14c. This is very similar to the same weekend last year.Our overnight minimum temperature will be around 6c.

It will be a breezy day due to the points of air pressure being close together and pushing down the UK from roughly N to S.  The average wind speed today will be around 8mph but gusts speeds could be around 20-25mph.

This afternoon will see some brighter spells through fragmented cloud.  Today will be the better day of the weekend, weather wise, to get outside.

Summary.  A breezy day with a risk of some showers late this morning.

Observations made 07:39 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1009mb ; Temperature :9.6c; Relative humidity : 84%; Wind : 6mph SW; Rain this month : 32.2mm; Rain this year : 85.2mm.

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Improving picture but for how long?

After yesterday’s wet and windy start today’s weather provides a much more gentle start to the day. As I write this blog at approximately 06:30 hours the air pressure is rising rapidly and this bodes well for the day.

Today will be a dry day with only a low (7%) risk of any rain.  There will be some cloud but this will fragment to allow some brighter spells to shine through.  These brighter spells will help lift our top temperature up to around 10-11c by mid afternoon.

During the night the air pressure will reduce to around 1013mb when a low pressure system from the north moves into our area. This system will help provide some rain but elevated temperatures tomorrow morning.

Our overnight temperature low tonight will be around 4c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 2.6c at 04:43 hours.

The wind today will be deriving from a SW-W arc for the majority of the day.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Summary.  A dry day with bright spells.

Observations made 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1018.6mb rising rapidly ; Temperature :2.8c; Relative humidity : 82%; Wind : 2mph SW; Rain this month : 31.2mm; Rain this year : 84.2mm.

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Some welcome rain

As you will have no doubt observed it has been a bit wet and windy during the early hours of today.  We have had around 6mm of rain fall in our area and there is a risk of further rainfall this morning.  The risk of rainfall from the early morning system appears to be beyond our area by 10:30 hours.

It has been a very dry month and, therefore, some rain was needed to redress the balance a little.  So far we have only received around half of the “normal” rainfall for the month of March (around 60mm)

By mid morning, however, the rain clouds will be generally beyond our are and we may even see some brighter spells break through fragmented cloud.

Our top temperature will be around 9c and overnight the low will be around 2-3c.

The wind will be deriving generally from the SW with the average wind speed around 5-6mph.  Some gusts could reach around 20mph.

Summary.  After a damp stat the day will improve to bring some brighter spells.  Breezy early on.

Observations made 07;00 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 997.5mb ; Temperature :4.6c; Relative humidity : 87%; Wind : 8mph SW; Rain this month : 30.2mm; Rain this year : 83.2mm.

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A frosty morning

A grass frost welcomed the day today. The temperature at around 06:30 hours was 0.9c and the overnight low at 04:49 hours was -0.3c.  The temperature, however, will steadily increase as the sun rises.

Our top temperature today will be around 8c and overnight tonight we can expect to see a minimum temperature of around 3c.  The variable cloud cover will fragment from time to time to allow some brighter spells to shine through.

Today will be a dry day with only a low risk (around 15%) of any rain during the daylight hours.  Overnight a band of rain will move across our area and we are all likely to make the commute to work tomorrow with rain falling.

The wind will be light and from the NW this morning although we will see an anticlockwise switch to the SW during the afternoon.  The average wind speed will be around 3-4mph.  As the late evening passes we will see the wind speed increase as the air pressure begins to decrease.  This increase in the wind speed will signify the increased risk of some rain in the next few hours.

Today will be a good day for a few odd jobs in the garden, a walk in the park or even putting out a bit of washing.

Summary.  A generally dry day with variable cloud cover.

Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1012.3mb ; Temperature :0.9c; Relative humidity : 87%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 24.2mm; Rain this year : 77.2mm.

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Another bright start but will it last?

Once again it is another bright and cool start to the day.  At 06:30 hours the air temperature was only 0.8c.

Until mid morning we can expect to see see bright spells but the jet stream will begin to push across the UK and this will bring with it more cloud and the risk of some precipitation.

Today will certainly see the cloud cover increase, particularly during the afternoon, and this will increase the risk of rain in our area to around 65% during the afternoon.

It will be a slightly cooler day today than of late with the top temperature around 8c.  From late afternoon we will see the cloud cover break up a little and this will allow for some brighter spells at the end of the afternoon / early evening.  It will be another cool night overnight with the minimum temperature being around 1c.

The wind will be deriving from a SW – NW arc for the majority of the day.  The average wind speed will be 4-5mph.

Summary.  Cloud increasing during the afternoon bringing a 65% risk of rain.

Observations made 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1010.6mb ; Temperature :0.8c; Relative humidity : 86%; Wind : 1 mph SW; Rain this month : 24.2mm; Rain this year : 77.2mm.

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