Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. (WS7 weather report 25-7-2017)

smalllogoThis morning is another morning when we need to put on the light as the power of the summer sunlight is being reduced by a thick general, medium height, cloud cover.

This cloud cover may fragment a little as the day passes but, overall, we will generally see some cloud throughout the day. Despite the cloud layer the risk of any measurable rain is only 15%.

As the day passes (and particularly overnight) a low pressure front will move into our area and this will bring widespread rain on Wednesday. Some of the rain tomorrow could be heavy.  If you, therefore, have plans to do some work in the garden then I would do it today rather than wait until tomorrow.

Today’s top temperature will be around 21c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 14c.

Today’s wind will be deriving from an easterly arc (ESE-ENE) and the average wind speed will be only around 2-3mph.

Summary for today: A  generally dry, often cloudy but mild day.

Observations made on 25/7/2017 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :13.7c; Air pressure : 1017.3mb; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 46.6mm; Rain this year : 318.2mm

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More rain than last year. (WS7 weather report 24-7-2017)

smalllogoWe received a little more rain late last night / overnight and the monthly total of rainfall in our area, so far, this month is 46.6mm.  This is actually not too far from the rolling average for the area of around 50mm although last year we only received 31.2mm for the entire month.

Today will be a generally overcast day with not too many bright spells to shout about.  The overcast sky may lead to some drizzle falling although the chance of any measurable rainfall is only around 20%. For many spells during the day it will be quite dull and, at times, you may need to switch the light on to work.

Our top temperature will be a mild 18-19c and overnight the minimum will be around 13c.

Today’s wind will be lightly breezy as the air pressure steadily climbs throughout the day to around 1018mb from around 1012mb.  The wind will be deriving from a NW-N arc for much of the day and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary for today: A cloudy but mild day.

Observations made on 24/7/2017 at 06:15 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :14.9c; Air pressure : 1012.7mb; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : 6mph NW; Rain this month : 46.6mm; Rain this year : 318.2mm

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Take your hat. (WS7 weather report 23-7-2017)

smalllogoA distinct band of rain is moving across our area and it will take until around 10:30 hours to be completely beyond us.  Until then we can expect some light showers (70% risk).  By 08:30 hours 3.2mm of rain had fallen in our area.

The remainder of the day in our area will be partly cloudy with a mixture of bright spells but with a reduced risk of rain  (around 25-30%).   Later tonight, as the low pressure front begins to get “squeezed” eastward, we can expect the risk of rain to increase to 55%.  If you are going out today you will need to take your hat just in case.

Our top temperature today will be around 19c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 13c.

Today’s wind will be generally light at around 5-6mph and will start the day off deriving from the WSW-SW before moving clockwise towards the WNW.  From around 18:00 hours the synoptic charts show that the points of similar air pressure will begin to get closer and this means that the wind speed will increase slightly to around 8-10 mph.

For those of you looking forward to seeing or hearing some action from the Women’s Cricket World Cup Final being played at Lord’s ground in London it is highly likely that play will be disrupted by rain.

Looking at the weather models the jet stream is forecast to be running generally across the UK for a few more days yet which means that we are likely to continue to have unsettled weather.  The picture, however, does appear to improve around the 4 August. A lot, however, can happen between now and then to change the picture.

Summary for today: A partly cloudy day with a risk of some localised rain.

Observations made on 23/7/2017 at 08:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :13.1c; Air pressure : 1010.6mb; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : 2mph SW; Rain this month : 45mm; Rain this year : 316.6mm

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Plenty on this weekend. (WS7 weather report 22-7-2017)

smalllogoThere are plenty of events taking place in and around our area today and tomorrow and for more details please follow this link.  For those that can’t wait for the Lichfield Food Festival you may like a trip to RAF Cosford who are, over the weekend, also holding a food festival.

After nearly 5mm of overnight / early morning rain this morning will be generally dry and often bright.  The surface air pressure will increase to around 1008mb by lunchtime and 1012mb by midnight).  This higher pressure will, however, not prevent a 65% risk of rain from mid afternoon through to mid evening (not likely to be raining throughout that period just the period when the higher risk is present).

Our top temperature will be around 18c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.

Today’s wind will be deriving from a SW-SE arc and the average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Tomorrow will see a less risk of rain.

.Summary for today: A partly cloudy day with a risk of rain from mid afternoon.

Observations made on 22/7/2017 at 08:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :13.1c; Air pressure : 1006mb; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : 3mph SW; Rain this month : 39.4mm; Rain this year : 311mm

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Not a good representative. (WS7 weather report 21-7-2017)

smalllogoFor many today is the last day of the school term but the weather is hardy going to be a good representative of what we consider to be mid summer weather.

There has already been some light rain falling in our area early this morning and the rain radar images show that a more generalised rain cloud will reach our area around 08:30 hour.  This will bring a 80% risk of rain to most parts of our area.

At the same time the surface air pressure will continue to reduce and this will bring another 80% risk of rain during the afternoon.  Some of the showers this afternoon could be heavy.

Our top temperature today will be around 19c and overnight the minimum temperature will be slightly cooler than of late at around 12c (last night’s minimum temperature was 13.5c).

Today’s wind will be deriving from the ESE-SSE and at times it will become breezy.  The average wind speed today will be around 7mph.

Summary for today: A generally cloudy day with some rain.

Observations made on 21/7/2017 at 06:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :14.3c; Air pressure : 1005.2mb; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : 4mph ESE; Rain this month : 27mm; Rain this year : 298.6mm

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No need to water the hanging baskets. (WS7 weather report 20-7-2017)

smalllogoA number of people contacted me yesterday asking whether they should water their hanging baskets and planters.  I think that the 4.2mm of rain that had fallen in our area by the time of my observations has justified my advice to them that nature would look after the watering for them for one night at least!

Our journey to work or school will be accompanied by a very high (88%) risk of rain and the radar images are showing that this risk will remain in our area until around 10:00 hours.

It will be a mild and cloudy morning but will brighten a little later as the air pressure rises to around 1008mb.  The air pressure will then begin to reduce again overnight which, in turn, will bring the risk of further rain later tomorrow.

Our top temperature today will be around 19c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.  This is a little cooler than of late.

Today’s breeze will start off from the NW before moving anti-clockwise towards the SW later in the day.  The average wind speed today will be around 5-6mph.

Summary for today: A rainy start becoming brighter later.

Observations made on 20/7/2017 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :14.9c; Air pressure : 1003.8mb; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 1mph NNW; Rain this month : 24.2mm; Rain this year : 295.8mm

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A rumble in the distance (WS7 weather report 19-7-2017)

smalllogoOnce again we see the day start off humid and warm.  The air temperature at approximately 06:30 hours was 17.1c and the relative humidity was 88%.

Today our top temperature will be around 25c and overnight it will be around 14c.

The rain radar images are showing that there is a small rain cloud that will reach our area around 09:00 hours.  The risk of any rain being “delivered” by this system is around 55%.

The air pressure, at the time of my observations, was reducing rapidly and will settle at around 1004mb.  There have been a number of thunder storms around the UK and, in particular, some area of the south coast have received some very heavy down pours.

Our area will be at risk of some thundery showers during the afternoon with the largest risk being late afternoon / early afternoon just after the hottest point of the day.   The risk of rain and possibly thunder this afternoon is 65%.

Today’s wind will be deriving from the NE/ENE this morning (average speed around 6mph) before switching to derive from the SW during the afternoon.  The average wind speed this afternoon will be around 8mph.

Summary for today: A humid day with the risk of thundery showers during the afternoon.

Observations made on 19/7/2017 at 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :17.1c; Air pressure : 1005.6mb; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : 2mph ENE; Rain this month : 20mm; Rain this year : 291.6mm

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