On the edge. (WS7weather report 8-12-2016)

ws7-weather-reportThe rain radar images are showing that is a large mass of rain cloud to the north of our region.  We are, however, likely to catch the edge of this system during the morning commute to work or school.  The risk of measurable rain today is around 85%.  To support this view is the fact that at 06:30 hours the air pressure was steadily reducing.

The risk of rain will clear by late morning and during the the afternoon we will see the cloud cover begin to lift to a medium height.  This will allow for some brighter spells to develop.

It will be another mild day with a top temperature of around 13c.  Overnight will also remain mild with a minimum temperature in the region of of 10-11c.  The mild weather (and the risk of rain) is helped by the warm air being delivered by a SW breeze.  The average wind speed today will be around 8mph.

Summary : Some early morning rain clearing to leave another mild day.

Observations made on 8/12/2016 at 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.7c; Air pressure : 1020.7mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind :3mph SW; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 697.3mm

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Warm start to the day. (WS7weather report 7-12-2016)

ws7-weather-reportIt is a very mild start to the day with the air temperature around 10c as we make our way to work.  This is quite a contrast to the last few days!

The difference comes about because the wind is now deriving from the warm S-SW but, with the warm air temperature, comes an increased level of cloud cover.  The cloud cover will be medium to high level for most of the daylight hours thickening after dark to include low-level cloud too. These levels of cloud cover will increase the risk of rain to 15% during daylight hours, to around 20-25% late tonight and to around 75% by tomorrow morning.

Our top temperature today will be approximately 12c and overnight the minimum will be a very mild 9c.  This mild weather spell will continue for the remainder of the week.

The wind will be deriving from the S-SW for the majority of the day.  The average wind speed will be around 8mph.

Summary : A mild and cloud day with the risk of some light rain particularly later in the day.

Observations made on 7/12/2016 at 06:37 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.2c; Air pressure : 1022.1mb; Relative humidity  95%; Wind :3mph SSW; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 697.3mm

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An upside down weather day. (WS7weather report 6-12-2016)

ws7-weather-reportIt is going to be a strange day today, weather wise, which due to the high air pressure, low wind speed and increasing air temperature (due to a wind shift to the SSW) will bring us an increasing risk of fog and mist as the morning (and afternoon passes).

The wind speed and air temperature will eventually be strong and warm enough to burn away the mist.  We do, however, have a 15% risk of some drizzle during the day.

As the day passes we will also see the cloud bed thicken.  First thing this morning, with the air temperature around 1c, we will see high level cloud but by mid afternoon the lower layers will also be cloud laden.

The air temperature will continue to rise through the day and even over night a little.  At o6:30 the air temperature is around 0.5 to 1c, by lunchtime it will be around 9-10c and by midnight a very mild 11-12c!

The wind will be deriving from the cool E-ENE arc and will be very light this morning.  As the day passes we will see a clockwise shift towards a SE-SSW arc.  The average wind speed by this afternoon will be around 5mph.

By late evening a number of closely spaced high air pressure systems will move across the UK from the W and this will increase the wind speed to around 8mph. The increased speed and heightened air temperature will clear away the mist and fog.

Summary : A cold start.  Becoming misty but mild as the day passes.

Observations made on 6/12/2016 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 0.7c; Air pressure : 1025.1mb; Relative humidity  95%; Wind : Calm; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 697.3mm

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Gary’s birthday weather (WS7weather report 5-12-2016)

ws7-weather-reportIt is another cold and frosty start to the day with air temperatures still below freezing point at 06:30 hours. If you are going out early this morning then care should be taken on untreated roads and footpaths.

It will remain a cool day all day with a steady easterly wind.  We will, however, see some bright spells along the way. The risk of any rain is low (around 6%) as the air pressure will remain high.

Our top daylight temperature today will be around 3c and there will be very little change overnight as the wind direction moves to bring warmer air from the SE.  This warmer air will “clash” with the cool temperature of the ground bringing us a high risk of some mist and fog overnight and during tomorrow.

The wind will, as previously stated spend most of the day deriving from the east and the average wind speed will be around 2-3mph.

Finally, can I my big brother, Gary, a very happy birthday.

Summary : A cold day with little temperature change.

Observations made on 5/12/2016 at 06:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -0.8c; Air pressure : 1024.4mb; Relative humidity  93%; Wind : Calm; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 697.3mm

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A winter scene (WS7weather report 4-12-2016)

ws7-weather-reportAfter yesterday’s mild start to the day today brings us a cold and frosty greeting. It is a truly a wintry scene.

Overnight temperatures reduced to just around freezing point (at 04:08 the air temperature was 1c) and even at 08:30 hours we are only at around 1.5c.   The good news is that the cloud cover is very thin and we will see around 5 hours of sunny spells. These bright spells will help lift the top temperature up to around 6c.

This afternoon will see the high level cloud cover increase a little and before thinning again later.  Our overnight low will again be around 0c.

Today’s breeze will be bringing cool air from the E-ENE and the average speed will be around 5mph.

Tomorrow may see us start off misty in places with some ground frost.  Care will need to be taken when travelling to work or school.

Summary : Some bright spells but a little cool.

Observations made on 4/12/2016 at 08:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 1.6c; Air pressure : 1025.9mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind : Calm; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 697.3mm

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Overcast (WS7weather report 3-12-2016)

ws7-weather-reportIt is a very overcast start to the day with the cloud cover just around 3,000 feet.  The good news is though that there is some improvement on the way!

The air pressure will remain high at around 1026mb throughout the next 24 hours and as today passes we will see the cloud bed fragment a little.  This fragmentation will allow for the sun to break through a little.  The cloud will bring a low 15-20% risk of some rain / drizzle this morning.

Our top temperature today will be around 5-6c but as the day passes into the evening we will see this reduce to a low of around 2c.

As the air pressure is remaining high and settled the winds will be light.  The average wind speed will be around 3mph.  This breeze will be deriving from the cool ENE-E direction. It is this wind direction that some newspapers get excited about and start predicting snow.  I can say, however, that there is no risk of snow accumulating at the moment in our area.

Tomorrow will be another dry day with a little more sunshine than today.

Summary : An overcast start but dry.

Observations made on 3/12/2016 at 08:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.5c; Air pressure : 1026.6mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind : Calm; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 697.3mm

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A mild start to the day (WS7weather report 2-12-2016)

ws7-weather-reportAfter the last few early morning frosts today sees a much milder start to the day with the air temperature at 07:00 hours around 6c.

The air pressure is also set to remain high for the rest of the day (and will remain high over the weekend) so we can expect it to be a dry day.  The risk of any rain today is less than 7%.   Despite the low risk of rain there will be plenty of cloud cover today with just the odd brighter spell.

Our top temperature will be around 7-8c today and overnight will also remain mil due to plenty of cloud cover.  The minimum overnight temperature will be around 4-5c.

The wind will be light and deriving from the NW.  The average wind speed will be around 1-2mph.

The weekend looks set to be a dry and mild couple of days with the top air temperature around 5-6c.  Good weather for getting out and about Christmas shopping.

Summary : A mild generally cloudy day.

Observations made on 2/12/2016 at 07:07 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 5.9c; Air pressure : 1026.9mb; Relative humidity  88%; Wind : Calm; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 697.3mm

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