Back to school and the sun comes out.

Weather report 29 August 2010 at 08:32Yesterday afternoon’s storm eventually saw 5.6mm of rain fall in our area.  The good news is that there is no evidence of a repeat performance today.  It is typical that when we head back to work or school that the sun comes out to play.

As I write this bog (approximately 06:30 hours) the air pressure is slowly increasing and we have a clear blur sky to start the day.  By mid to late morning the cloud cover will begin to increase but the risk of any rain will remain low at around 20%.

This afternoon will also see the thermometer climb to around 13c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 5-6c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 4.2c at 05:45 hours.

The wind will be deriving from the a generally westerly direction for much of the day today.  The average wind speed will be around 7mph.

As the week continues the jet stream will eventually be sitting below the UK (around late Thursday / Friday). This jet stream position will allow for warmer air temperatures but, also, the risk of some storms.

Summary:  A bright start but becoming cloudier later. Mild air temperatures and a steady breeze.

Observations made 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.8c; Air pressure : 1023mb; Relative humidity : 87%; Wind : 3mph SW;  Rain this month : 5.6mm ; Rain this year : 288.4mm

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2 May 2016 – Bank Holiday Weather

Weather report 29 August 2010 at 08:32Today sees the first of our two bank Holidays and, sadly, the day will not be without some rainfall.

The radar images are currently showing a thin band of rain that will sweep across large parts of the UK today.  This band of rain will bring a 85% risk of rain to our area today.  The highest risk is during the early afternoon (12:30 to 14:00 hours) although we could see some drizzle before lunch.

Elements of the rain cloud system will be in our area until around 18:000-19:00 hours depending on the wind speed.  From mid afternoon until 19:00 the risk of continual rain diminishes to localised and occasional showers alongside some brighter spells.  The risk of rain during this period is 35%.

It will also be a mild but breezy day.  The top temperature will be around 13c and overnight the low will be around 4c.  Last night’s overnight low was 10.9c at midnight.

The wind will be deriving, for the majority of the day, from a SSW-W arc.  The average wind speed will be around 10mph.

Summary:  Rain moving in around lunchtime.  Sunshine and showers at other times.  Remaining mild but breezy.

Observations made 07:51 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.8c; Air pressure : 1017.1mb; Relative humidity : 86%; Wind : 4mph SSW;  Rain this month : 0mm ; Rain this year : 282.2mm

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A new month but is it a new weather story?

A new month arrives but this does not bring a change in the weather pattern as we are set for another bright and sunny early morning followed by an afternoon of sunshine and showers.

April certainly turned out to be a very wet month with 91.8mm of rainfall being recorded by my weather station during the 30 days.

Today’s rain radar images are showing a narrow (approximately 30 miles wide) band of rain that will be passing through our area just around midday.  This is 70% likely to bring rain some showers to our area.    There is a further risk of showers (75% risk) during the afternoon and early evening but these showers are likely to be more localised .

It will be a mild day with a top temperature of around 11c and overnight will also see mild temperatures with a low of around 8c.  Last night’s low was 2c at 05:51 hours.

The wind will be deriving from the SW for the majority of the day and the average wind speed will be 6mph.

There is, however, good news on the horizon.  By the end of the week the jet stream will be running well below the UK and this will bring brighter and clearer spells to our area. By Friday we could see the thermometer topping out around 18-20c.  Our good fortunate at the end of the week, however, means it will be a little more inclement in Spain and Portugal.

Summary:  A pleasant start to the day but with the risk of showers in the afternoon.

Observations made 07:52 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.2c; Air pressure : 1026.4mb; Relative humidity : 86%; Wind : 6mph SW;  Rain this month : 0mm ; Rain this year : 282.2mm

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The same as yesterday?

There is a saying in weather forecasting that if you state that “the weather today will be the same as yesterday” then 80% of the time you would be right.  In overview today will be like yesterday with spells of sunshine and showers.  There is, however, a little more detail I can add.

This morning will be generally bright with a thin covering of medium height cloud.  Our top temperature will increase to around 9-10c.   From noon until early to mid evening, like yesterday, we run the risk of seeing some rain showers.  These showers are due to the stronger spring sunshine warming the cool ground and will generally bring showers during the warmest part of the day.

The likelihood of rain in our area today is around 70%.  The radar images are showing that, in general, the showers will be light but one or two localised showers could be towards moderately heavy.

Overnight will be a little milder than recent night’s with the minimum temperature reaching around 4c.  Last night’s low was 2.2c at 05:25 hours.

The wind will start the day deriving from the SW but will soon travel clockwise towards the W / WNW.  The average wind speed today will be around 6mph.

Summary:  A mild start but the risk of rain showers appear during the afternoon.  

Observations made 08:18 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 5.2c; Air pressure : 1019.5mb; Relative humidity : 82%; Wind : 3mph SW;  Rain this month : 88.2mm ; Rain this year : 279.4mm

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Today and the weekend’s weather

It is with some bright sunshine that we start the day and brighter spells will be a frequent visitor throughout the day.

There is, however, a 65% risk of some rain showers this afternoon although, at the time of observation, any rain looks as if it will be light to moderate.

Despite the brighter spells the top temperature will only be around 8c and overnight the minimum temperature will be similar to last night at around 2-2.5c.  (last night’s low was 2.2c at 04:23 hours).

First thing this morning the wind will be deriving from the warmer SW and the average speed will be around 5-6mph.  As the day passes the wind direction will gradually move towards the WNW.  It is during the period of transformation, when the wind is from the W-WNW, that we can expect some rain showers.  The average wind speed this afternoon will be around 10mph with gusts of around 20-25mph.

The bank Holiday weekend weather looks, at the moment, as if we will have a predominantly dry and breezy weekend with a few showers thrown in along the way.

Summary:  A bright start although slightly breezier than of late.  Ran showers possible this afternoon.

Observations made 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 2.6; Air pressure : 1005.5mb; Relative humidity : 83%; Wind : 5mph SW;  Rain this month : 86.8mm ; Rain this year : 278mm

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Cold overnight

It was cold earlier this morning with the thermometer reaching a low of -0.1c at 04:20 hours.

We will see the best part of the day first thing this morning with some bright a sunny spells accompanying us on our journey to work or school.  As we head towards midday the cloud cover will increase and this cloud cover will eventually bring rain showers to our area during the afternoon and up to mid evening.  The risk of rain today is 80%.

Don’t be surprised if, with the rain, there is some sleet mixed in but there will be no accumulation in our area.  The further north you travel towards the Lake District and Scotland the risk of snow accumulation is greater.

Our top temperature today will be around 8c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 2c.

The wind will be deriving from the SW for the majority of the day and the average wind speed this afternoon will be around 6-7mph.  First thing this morning the wind will only be light at around 1-3mph.

Summary:  A bright start after a frosty night.  Widespread rain a high risk this afternoon / evening.

Observations made 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 0.7; Air pressure : 1013.8mb; Relative humidity : 84%; Wind : calm;  Rain this month : 83.2mm ; Rain this year : 274.4mm

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Don’t believe all that is written

It is another cold start to the day with the and the air temperature was as low as 1.1c at 05:33 hours this morning.  There will, however, be some bright spells first thing this morning that will help lift the spirits.

It will be a relatively cool day with a top temperature of only 8c and overnight the low will be around the 1c mark.

This afternoon we will see the cloud cover increase and this cloud cover will bring a 60% risk of rain showers to our area. Don’t be surprised if some of the showers have a bit of sleet mixed in but, like yesterday, the snow will not cause any disruption.  Even yesterday I saw a newspaper headline talking of imminent widespread disruption due to snow in the UK.   There is, however,  simply not the evidence to support this case in our area at the moment.

The wind will, once again, be bringing cool air from a NW direction.   The average wind speed will be around 6mph.  The wind chill at 6mph will reduce the “feel” of the air temperature by around 2c.

Summary:  A bright start.  Cloud increasing during the afternoon increasing the risk of showers.  Clearing during the evening to leave another cold night.

Observations made 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 1.7c; Air pressure : 1012.3mb; Relative humidity : 86%; Wind : calm;  Rain this month : 82.6mm ; Rain this year : 273.8mm

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