WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills and surrounding areas (26 May 2011).

Observations made 06:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1003.1mb

Temperature : 10c

Wind : 3mph SSW

Relative humidity : 80%

Rain since 00:01 hours : 0mm

Rain this month : 30.2mm

Forecast for today.

As I indicated yesterday the weather is making a change today and not necessarily for the better.

This morning we can expect some cloudy skies and there is a chance of light drizzle anytime between the hours of 08:00 and 10:30.  Any rain that does fall will be localised.

This afternoon, however, we will get periods of more general rain in our area and this rain could be accompanied by thunder storms.

Thunder storms are created when cool air collides with a warm front.  In our case you can see from the jet stream image below the two fronts collide just after lunch.  (Note the cool blue and green air meeting the warmer yellow stream).

Something to look out for this afternoon is the formation of clouds that tower upwards rather than horizontally.  These Cumulonimubus clouds will have a dark base and white sides and may even have an anvil shaped top.  This type of clouds is associated with heavy rain, thunderstorms and even hail.

Temperatures today will be around 13-14c at top and will fall to around 6c overnight.  The wind will remain light this morning but as the chance of a storm increases so will the wind speed.  The wind  direction will also shift from the SW to the NW as the day passes.


Cloudy with increasing chance of rain and thunder.

Jet stream image.


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