@WS7weather: WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich, Walsall, Aldridge and Pelsall 26/5/16

Today starts off cloudy but the day will not be a wash out weather wise. The risk of rain today is no greater than 10%.

The day will, however, not be totally cloud laden and we will see brighter spells during the afternoon. These will help lift our top temperature up to the 15-16c mark. Overnight the cloud cover will thin a little further allowing the overnight temperature to reach around 7-8c. Last night’s minimum temperature was 8.8c at 04:53 hours.

The wind will be deriving from the NW for much of the day. This will bring with it some cool refreshing air when you are in the shade. The aversge wind speed will be around 5-6mph.

The outlook for the weekend continues to look promising with high pressure systems settling in our area.

Observations made 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire
Temperature: 9.1c; Air pressure : 1016.2mb; Relative humidity : 86%; Wind : 3mph NW

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After yesterday’s bright start…..

As if to be in total contrast to yesterday morning today starts off, as last night ended, with heavy cloud cover.  This low and medium height cloud cover will remain with us for the large proportion of the day although it is unlikely that there will be any rain during the working day.

There is a 40% risk of rain during the late afternoon and early evening but, hopefully, this risk will simply blow through on the wind.

It will be a cooler day than of late with  top temperature of around 12c and an overnight low of around 8c.

The wind will be bringing with it cool air from a NW-NE arc and the average wind speed will be around 5-6mph.

The outlook for the Bank Holiday weekend currently shows that the air pressure will be high and, therefore, we can expect some dry weather.

Summary:  A cloudy but generally dry day.  A little cooler than of late.

Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 8.2c; Air pressure : 1019.9mb; Relative humidity  75%; Wind : 1mph NNW;  Rain this month : 49.2mm ; Rain this year : 332mm

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A bright start to a May day

Today will see high surface pressure settled over our area throughout the day.  Whilst the surface air pressure will reduce from 1023mb to around 1020mb by mid afternoon the risk of rain will remain less than 10% throughout.

This morning will see some bright spells and although there may be a slight increase in the thickness of the cloud cover this afternoon it will remain a pleasant day.  if you have jobs you want to do outside today then it is a good day to do them.

Our top temperature today will be around the 16-17c mark and overnight the minimum temperature will be 7c.

The wind will be deriving, for much of the day, from the NE although it will be generally light.  The average wind speed today will be around 6mph.

Summary:  A bright start to the day becoming a little more cloudy in the afternoon.  Remaining dry.

Observations made 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.8c; Air pressure : 1023.4mb; Relative humidity  87%; Wind : calm;  Rain this month : 49.2mm ; Rain this year : 332mm

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A bright start to the 23rd

Despite the clouding over yesterday afternoon the rain stayed away from our area although only 20 miles away to the south of us rain disrupted play at the Edgbaston cricket ground.

The air pressure, as I write this blog at approximately 06:30 hours, is steadily rising and will settle at around 1020mb by late afternoon.  With this high air pressure in place tomorrow also looks as if it will be a settled day.

The day will start off bright with a thin veil of cloud.  The morning will continue along this theme although this afternoon we may see some thickening of the cloud.  This cloud will bring a 35% risk of rain in our area around 17-18:00 hours.

Our top temperature today will be around 16c and overnight the low will be around 7c.

The wind will spend most of the day deriving from a WSW-NW arc.  The average wind speed will be around 9mph.

Summary:  A bright start becoming cloudier later with a 35% risk of a shower late afternoon.

Observations made 6:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.1c; Air pressure : 1016.5mb; Relative humidity  87%; Wind :5mph WSW  Rain this month : 49.2mm ; Rain this year : 332mm

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Get it done this morning

Yesterday saw another 2.2mm of rain fall in Hammerwich and our monthly total is now (almost) at the monthly average for the month of May (average 50mm current monthly total 49.2mm).

Looking out of the window first thing this morning you would imagine that today will not see any further rainfall, however, the early bright start masks the fact that the cloud cover will increase during the afternoon bringing a 65% risk of a rain shower rain during the afternoon and early evening.

Our top temperature today will be around 14c and overnight the minimum temperature will be 8c.

The wind will start off deriving from the SW but this afternoon we will see a subtle switch clockwise towards the W-NW.  It is when this more westerly wind direction arrives then we will see an increase in cloud cover and, along with it, a heightened risk of rain.

If you want to mow the lawn today or to be sure of a dry walk in the park then I would suggest that you do it before lunch.

looking way ahead towards the Bank Holiday Monday the current charts suggests it will be cloudy but predominantly dry.  There are, however, many small changes that can take place between now and then that can make a massive difference to the weather on the day.

Summary:  A bright start becoming cloudier later with an increasing risk of a rain shower.

Observations made 08:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.7c; Air pressure : 1005.8mb; Relative humidity  84%; Wind :2mph SW  Rain this month : 49.2mm ; Rain this year : 332mm

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More than average

After having already received some overnight / overnight precipitation the radar images are showing that there are plenty of rain carrying clouds passing through our area today.

This morning we should see only some light and sporadic showers, however, as we pass into the afternoon and, in particular, the early evening the risk of more generalised rain heightens.  The risk of further rain today is 90%.

Local cricket captains will have to decide whether it is better to bowl or bat first in difficult conditions. Either way they will be faced with using a wet ball for much of the day.

As you could have probably guessed that with the high risk of rain is that there is going to be plenty of cloud around but we will see a few odd brighter spells break through from time to time this morning.  Out top temperature today will be around 16c and overnight the low will be around 8-9c.

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

So far this month we have received 47.8mm of rain and the average for the month is 50mm and we still have a few days to go yet.  It looks as if April and May 2016 are both going to record greater than average rainfall totals.

Summary:  A generally cloudy day with a high risk of rain particularly in the afternoon and early evening.

Observations made 08:45 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 13.4c; Air pressure : 1005.3mb; Relative humidity  86%; Wind :7mph SSW  Rain this month : 47.8mm ; Rain this year : 330.6mm

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A pleasant commute to work

This Friday morning starts off bright through a thin and partly fragmented cloud base.  It will be a pleasant commute to work or school today.  The air temperature is already into double figures and it will continue to rise to reach a maximum of around 16c.

This afternoon will see the cloud cover increase and as the day passes it will also thicken. The risk of rain shower during daylight hours is around 20%.  This thicker cloud does mean that it will remain mild overnight with a low of around 12c but it will also bring a higher risk of rain overnight too (around 70%).

The wind will be deriving from a WSW-SSW arc for much of the day.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Over the weekend we can expect to see some further showers but there will be plenty of opportunity to get out and about too.   The best of the weekend’s weather will be on Sunday.

Summary:  A partly cloudy but bright start.  Remaining mild throughout with a heightened risk of rain overnight.

Observations made 06:36 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 12c; Air pressure : 1011.2mb; Relative humidity  86%; Wind :3mph SSW  Rain this month : 46mm ; Rain this year : 328.8mm

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