Get your gloves on! (WS7 weather report 20-11-2018)

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It was a chilly start to the day when I made my observations at approximately 06:30 hours.  The air temperature was only 3.8c and, as the sun had not yet risen, the temperature was still set to reduce by a few more decimal places.

This morning’s early morning air temperature is reminiscent of 2016.  On this corresponding day the early morning air temperature was 3.7c.  Today is definitely a day to get your gloves on!

The day will really not warm up too much today either.  Our top temperature will be around 5 possibly 6c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 3-4c.  Another chilly day is, therefore, in store.

The radar images do show plenty of small clusters of rain cloud during the early morning but they will bemostly  riding just to the north of our area.  We are, however, unlikely to miss all of the rain clouds and, in fact some light rain has already fallen in our area during the early hours.  The risk of rain in our area today is 65%.  The highest points of risk are mid morning and during the afternoon.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the cool NNE.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.  This level of wind speed will make the air temperature feel more like 1c.

Summary : Another cool day with plenty of cloud and a 65% risk of some rain.

Observations made on 20/11/2018 at 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 3.8c; Air pressure : 1014.4 mb reducing slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 4mph NE ; Rain this month : 16mm; Rain this year : 442.4mm

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A cool start to the week. (WS7 weather report 19-11-2018)

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The morning air definitely had a chill to it when I made my observations at approximately 06:30 hours this morning.  The overnight minimum temperature was 3.8c at 00:47 hours and by 06:30 hours the air temperature had risen to 6.3c.

There will, however, be very little further development as far as the top temperature goes today.  We should not expect the thermometer to push passed 8c today. This is a very similar position to this time last year.  Overnight the minimum air temperature will be around 4-5c.

There is a risk of some rain today with the highest risk (40%) during the early hours of the evening.  There is, however, a slightly lower risk (25%) earlier in the afternoon / lunchtime.

Today’s breeze will, once again, be bringing with it cool air from the ENE/NE.  The average wind speed will be around 8-10mph.  At 10mph the air will feel more like 5.3c (Steadmann).

Summary : A cool day with the risk of the odd light shower.

Observations made on 19/11/2018 at 06:22 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.3c; Air pressure : 1025.6 mb reducing slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 4mph NE ; Rain this month : 15.2mm; Rain this year : 441.6mm

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Wind chill will play a part. (WS7 weather report 18-11-2018)

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It was a cool and overcast start to the day with the air temperature at 5.9c when I made my observations around 07:30 hours this morning.  With a steady E/ENE breeze blowing the wind chill made the ‘feel’ of the air more like 3.5c.  Coincidentally the air temperature, at a similar time on the corresponding day last year, was also 5.9c.  In 2016 the early morning was a lot cooler at around 2c.  The coolest start to the day since 2010 was in 2012 at 1.5c.

Today will see some bright spells develop and these will help lift the top temperature up to around 9c.  The wind chill will, however, still play a part.  At a wind speed of around 9mph (14Km/h) the air temperature will ‘feel’ more like 6.5c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 5-6c.

Today will be a dry day with only a 7% risk of any rain.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from a E-ENE direction and the average wind speed will be around 9mph (Beaufort 3 – Gentle breeze).  Gust speeds could reach around 20mph.

Observations made on 18/11/2018 at 07:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 5.9c; Air pressure : 1029.9 mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 14mph ENE ; Rain this month : 15.2mm; Rain this year : 441.6mm

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Change in wind direction. (WS7 weather report 17-11-2018)

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There had been some light rain in our area before I made my observations at 07:30 hours this morning.  The likelihood of further measurable rain today, however, is only around 13%.

The first thing to note about today is that the wind direction has now moved from a predominantly southerly direction to a more easterly dominated source.  This wind direction will bring with it cooler winds.  I did discuss the steady decline in air temperature over the remainder of the month in my post yesterday and the easterly wind direction will be a major reason for this change.

Our top temperature today will be around 10c and overnight the minimum air temperature will be around 4-5c.  During the day we will see some brighter spells that will help lift the spirits.

Today’s breeze will be light and deriving from the E/ENE.  The average wind speed will be around 6-7mph.  At this wind speed our top temperature of 10c will feel more like 8.1c.

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Observations made on 17/11/2018 at 07:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 7.8c; Air pressure : 1027 mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : 1mph ENE ; Rain this month : 15.2mm; Rain this year : 441.6mm

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Ensemble suggests a steady decline. (WS7 weather report 16-11-2018)

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It was slightly damp underfoot when I made my observations at 06:26 hours this morning but the risk of any further rain is only around 13% for the remainder of the day.

It will, however, become generally overcast and, in particular, during the afternoon.  Today’s top temperature will be a very mild 13c  and overnight will also remain mild at around 7c.

Today’s wind will be deriving from the mild SE and the average wind speed will be around 5mph.

The weekend will also remain mild with Sunday being the brighter day of the two.

Looking further ahead and using the GFS ensemble model as reference (see below) the remainder of the month will see a steady decline in the average air temperature.  By December the air temperature will be below 5c.  This is, however to be expected, after all, it is the winter!

Summary for today : A more overcast day than of late but remaining dry and mild.

GFS ensemble showing steady temperature decline during the remainder of November. (GFS ensemble http://www.netweather.tv)

GEFS Ensembles Chart

Observations made on 16/11/2018 at 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.9c; Air pressure : 1023.2 mb steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm ; Rain this month : 14.8mm; Rain this year : 441.2mm

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Thursday’s weather and a look towards the weekend. (WS7 weather report 15-11-2018)

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It was a similar weather start today to the one we encountered on Monday.  The air temperature at 06:23 hours was only 4.9c (4.8c on Monday).  Fear not, however, dear reader as the day will brighten as the morning passes and will become quite mild.

Our top temperature today will be around 12-13c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 10c.  The radar images also show that there is only a very low risk of any rain (less than 12%).  Today’s top air temperature is very similar to the maximum air temperature we ‘received’ on the corresponding day over the previous two years.

Looking ahead the next couple of dayand  into the weekend the synoptic charts suggest that the weather will remain dry and mild.  It will be cloudier tomorrow but we can expect sunny spells over the weekend.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the S-SSE and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary for today : Continuing to be mild and bright with little risk of any rain.

Observations made on 15/11/2018 at 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.9c; Air pressure : 1018.9 mb steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm ; Rain this month : 14.8mm; Rain this year : 441.2mm

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Warmer start than average. (WS7 weather report 14-11-2018)

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There was evidence of some light rain / drizzle around our area when I made my observations at 06:25 hours this morning.  The radar images, however, strongly suggest that by 09:00 hours the risk of rain in our area will have diminished to around 14%.

It was also a mild start to the day (11c at 06:25 hours) with this air temperature 32% above the average since 2010 (nine-year average at approximately 06:30 hours is 8.3c).  Today’s top temperature will be around 12-13c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8-9c.

The air pressure will rise a little towards 1020mb and we will also see some brighter spells develop during the day.  Overnight cloud cover will eventually form bringing a cloudy but mild and dry start to tomorrow.

Today’s breeze will continue to blow from the mild S/SW and the average wind speed will be around 10mph.  Gust speeds could be around 15mph.

Summary for today : Another mild day with some bright spells too.

Observations made on 14/11/2018 at 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11c; Air pressure : 1018.1 mb steady; Relative humidity 85%; Wind : 9mph SW ; Rain this month : 14.8mm; Rain this year : 441.2mm

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