Positive temperatures today? Weather report 27 December 2010

The thaw begins - Hammerwich, 26 December 2010

Observations made 08:32 Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1014mb

Temperature : 1.8c

Wind : 1Kmh (S)

Relative humidity : 95%

Today: For the first time in 10 days I have been able to record a positive daytime temperature.  This extra “warmth” is also having an effect upon the lying snow which is beginning to thaw.

With the amount of ice and snow lying around the area we can expect some localised flooding when all the snow does eventually thaw.  (1foot of snow is the equivalent of 1inch of rain).

Throughout the day we will remain under a  fairly dense blanket of cloud and any glimpse of the sun will only be brief. 

The pressure charts show that we have tightening isobars over the country during the next 12 hours and this indicates that it could be a little windier than of late. The winds will not get to an significant levels of speed. (Maximum 10mph).

The rain radar indicates that the clouds are very dense and we  can expect rain, sleet and even some snow at anytime during the day.  It is hard to quantify how much or for how long at the moment, however, I will report via twitter (@WS7Weather) when the picture becomes clearer.

Again with the thick blanket of cloud we can expect temperatures to reach a maximum of 2c today and the temperature will hover around freezing point throughout the night. 

Overall a more pleasant day temperature wise although it could be soggyand slippy underfoot.

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