Observations made 06:13 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1012.9mb
Temperature : 3c
Wind : 1mph (SE)
Relative humidity : 85%
Rain since 00:01 hours : 0mm
Forecast for today.
After a prolonged period of high pressure and calm dry weather today sees the beginning of a change to the pattern.
Firstly the day will begin in a similar pattern to the last few days and we will see some clouds and blue sky. At times we will also have periods of sunshine and this will bring a top temperature of 14c.
As the day passes the cloud , by late afternoon or early evening, will thicken and we could have our first spell of sustained rain for 16 days.
Most noticeable on the pressure chart is the introduction of low pressure systems and tightening of the isobars as the week passes. This “tightening” indicates that by the end of the week we should have increases wind speeds.
The jet stream will be working across the country in a west to east pattern from later today / early tomorrow and this is also an indicator of mild but more inclement weather.
Overall the signs are all in position for a change in weather. There is no better indicator, however, than the activity of the farmers and over the weekend they have worked tirelessly to plough and sow the fields. All they need now is a little rain to water the seedlings and that is on its way.
With the increased cloud overnight temperatures will remain positive and we will see a low of around 6-7c.
Dry start, rain probable later.