Pelsall Carival and Cars In The Park Weather

Today sees two major events in our region today namely Pelsall Carnival and Cars In The Park.  So, hopefully, my next few paragraphs will bring the right weather news for each event.

After heavy overnight rain, when 5.6mm fell in our area, the radar images are now only showing a few light rain clouds around.  Hopefully these will simply blow by but any rain that did fall is likely to be light and clear by 10:30 hours.  The risk of further rain today is only 8%.

The day will be warm and partly cloudy with a top temperature of around 23-24c and an overnight low of around 14c.  The cloud cover will be of medium height during the morning and early afternoon and low and high during the early evening.  There will be some fragmentation of the cloud that will bring us some bright spells and a high UV factor (7).  If you are outside today please remember to cover up.

The wind will be generally blowing from a SW direction the average wind speed will be around 5-6mph.

Overall it is perfect weather to get out and support the local events or, if you prefer, just enjoy the great outdoors.

 

Summary. Partly cloudy but warm and dry.

Observations made 08:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1014.2mb ; Temperature 17.9c; Relative humidity :88%; Wind 2mph SW; Rain this month : 8.6mm; Rain this year : 233.4mm.

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A sting in the tail?

This morning, at the time of my observations (approximately 06:30 hours), saw a veil of mist in our area.  This mist will soon burn away as the sun rises leaving us with a generally bright and sunny day.  There is, however, a large risk of a sting in the tail.

Later tonight, following the warm day, the radar images are clearly showing that rain will be heading towards our area.  This rain will reach us late evening and during the early hours of tomorrow.  The rain could be heavy in parts and it is possible it could be accompanied by thunder.  The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for our area which means that the severity is moderate to high but the likelihood is low.  I estimate the risk of rain tonight / overnight to be 75%.  The position of thundery showers are less predictable hence the low likelihood rating from the Met Office.

Our top temperature today will be around 24-25c and overnight the low will be around 14c.  With the bright spells during the day the UV factor will be high so please cover up if you are working outside.

The wind will start the day light and from the SW.  As the day passes the wind will move to derive from an ESE-E arc.  Late in the day the wind will finally settle in the ENE.  It is when this cooler air begins to mix with the warmer air from the S that convection will begin and the risk of rain and thunder increases.

Our average wind speed today will be around 5mph up until teatime.  During the evening as the air begins to mix and the air pressure changes the wind speed will increase to around 8-10mph.

Summary. Warm and bright during the day rain rain (and possibly thunder) probable late evening / overnight.

Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1025.4mb ; Temperature 10.4c; Relative humidity :88%; Wind calm; Rain this month : 3mm; Rain this year : 227.8mm.

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Closed the oven door

After yesterday’s very warm day, which was the warmest July day on record, today will be a little cooler although still very mild.  It will be like we have closed the oven door for a while.

Yesterday saw the temperature in Hammerwich reach 32.3c at 16:50 hours but today’s peak temperature will be around 21c (feel like 24c).   Overnight tonight will remain warm with a minimum temperature of around 11-12c.

The wind is deriving predominantly from the West (WNW-WSW) today and this will bring some cloud cover and a 64% risk of rain sometime today.  The average wind speed will be around 5mph.

The radar images are currently showing a large rain cloud system moving up from the South but the current track will take this system to the East of our region.  Further risks of rain do, however, present themselves during the day and particularly mid to late afternoon.  Any rain may be accompanied by some thunder.

Tomorrow will see some brighter spells although the top temperature will not be as extreme as yesterday.

In contrast to the heat we encountered yesterday the Western Scottish Islands were receiving 16mm of rain.  I think a few people in our area would have welcomed a swap!

Summary. Partly cloudy but mildly warm.

Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1015mb ; Temperature 16.3c; Relative humidity :81%; Wind 8mph WSW; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 224.6mm.

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Highest temperature today?

Yesterday’s top temperature in Hammerwich was 28.8c at 16:30 hours and today is set to exceed that reading.

Our top temperature today will be around 30c and with cloud cover and increased humidity this will feel like 35c.  The minimum overnight temperature tonight will be 14-15c.  The lowest temperature recorded overnight / this morning  was 15.9c at 05:32 hours.

In comparison to previous years the top temperature in 2014 was around 20c. The years 2010 to 2013 averaged around 16-17c.

You will have probably surmised from the second paragraph that there will be more cloud around today than yesterday.  This is due to the jet stream, that is running from South to North up the UK and moving from the West to the East across the UK as the day passes.  This movement will bring some rain in more northern parts of the UK.

With the extreme heat does come a risk of some thundery showers but I (or anyone else at this stage) cannot predict if they will manifest themselves in our area.  There is,however, a 12% risk.

The wind will start the day deriving from the E-ENE but will soon switch to come from the warm SE.  It is this direction that will bring some additional heat from Southern Europe.

Summary. Partly cloudy but extremely warm.

Observations made 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1011.2mb ; Temperature 17.4c; Relative humidity :78%; Wind 3mph ENE; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 224.6mm.

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Glory, glory

The last day of June will go out with some glory today as the air temperature will soar to around 25-26c (feels like 28c).  There will be very little cloud around to filter the sun and so it will also be a very bright day.  The UV index will reach 8 around midday so if you are working outside you will need to cover your skin.

The jet stream is currently looping from the SW to just above the UK and this will allow the warmth of the S to reach our area.  Further north in the UK (Scotland) some parts will see rain today.

The wind will be deriving from a S-SE arc and the average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Pollen sufferers will find the pollen count very high today although the pollen count will be at its lowest around midday when the grass flowers will close due to the heat.  With the continued warmth today pollen is likely to be released throughout the day and night.

Overnight will remain warm with the lowest temperature around 17c.  As the day passes the air pressure will reduce and this will be bring more cloud tomorrow in what will become a very warm and humid day.

Summary. A bright and warm day.

Observations made 06:22 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1018.9mb ; Temperature 15.2c; Relative humidity :82%; Wind calm; Rain this month : 35.6mm; Rain this year : 224.6mm.

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The warm up act

Today “takes the stage” as the warm up act for the next two days when, on those days, the air temperature will be at their highest for the week with a peak on Wednesday of around 30c.

Today will see a partly cloudy day but one that will allow some brighter spells to break through.  Our top temperature today will be a very comfortable 21c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be 14c.  If you want to work outside then today will be a good day to do so.

The high air temperatures over the next few days will be caused by the jet stream taking a position above the UK and creating warm winds from the SE.  In parts of France and Spain the temperatures will reach around 38-40c on Wednesday.

The additional heat in our area over the next few days (excluding today) could lead to some thunder storms as the day cools downs.

Back to today and despite some cloud cover the risk of rain is extremely low at no greater than 6%.

The wind will deriving from the SW and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary. A partly cloudy but mild day. Remaining dry.

Observations made 06:18 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1020mb ; Temperature 12.5c; Relative humidity :83%; Wind 4 mph SW; Rain this month : 35.6mm; Rain this year : 224.6mm.

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Pollen relief

As discussed in my report yesterday light rain has been falling in our area from the early hours although there is no real accumulation.  At the time observations (07:47 hours) the rainfall for the day measured at 1.6mm.

The radar images show that the majority of the dense rain cloud will be beyond our area by around 09:30-10:00 hours and we will then be left with the odd small shower.  The risk of rain will reduce as the morning passes and by mid afternoon the risk of further rain will be as low as 8-10%. We will then see some brighter spells.

The good news for pollen suffers is that the rain will bring some relief as the pollen count will be low.  This is, however, only a short respite as by Monday will return to high and Tuesday will be very high.

Our top temperature today will be around 18-19c with the overnight low around 12-13c.

Next week sees some increased temperatures reach our area and on Tuesday and Wednesday we can expect the thermometer to reach between 26-30c.  We can expect some rain on Thursday which will help matters cool down a bit before a return to elevated temperatures on the Friday.  On the hottest days there is a risk of some thunder storms later in the day when the air temperatures begin to cool.

Summary. A damp start but clearing during the morning and becoming brighter later in the day.

Observations made 07:47 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1016mb ; Temperature 14.4c; Relative humidity :84%; Wind 4 mph SW; Rain this month : 35.4mm; Rain this year : 224.4mm.

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