The rain we discussed yesterday reached our area about an hour earlier than I though but it has deposited nearly 4mm so far (2.6mm last night and 1.4mm today).
Sadly I cannot promise any improvement in the weather today as rain and cloud will be the major features. We can expect to receive somewhere around 15mm of rain today as the jet stream continues to “push” warm air into our area from the SW. It should be noted that the rain will be generally widespread across the UK today with the SW of the UK being hardest hit with a precipitation accumulation of around 40mm. The rain will clear late tonight / overnight.
Our surface air pressure will continue to reduce and will “bottom out” at around 984mb by around mid afternoon. It will, however, take some time for the low pressure system that is currently (at the time of observations) centred to the NW of the UK to pass beyond our area.
The low pressure system will bring with it some breezy periods as the day passes. The wind will be deriving from a predominantly S-SW arc and the average wind speed will be around 12-15mph with gusts of up to 35-40mph.
Despite the rain it will be a mild day with a top temperature of around 10c and an overnight low of around 3-4c.
Summary: A rainy day with increasing wind speeds
Observations made 08:00 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.4c; Air pressure : 996.9mb; Relative humidity : 86%; wind : 3mph SSW; Rain this month : 8mm ; Rain this year : 68.8mm
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