WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich, Pelsall and surrounding areas (18 December 2011)

Observations made 08:45 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1015mb

Temperature : 1.6c (wind chill temperature -0.8c)

Wind : 5mph WSW

Relative humidity : 86%

Cloud cover : 8/8

Rain last 24 hours : 1.8mm

Forecast for today.

When you look out of the window this morning you will see a grey sky and a light covering of frost/snow on the grass.  It looks cold out there and the temperature gauge confirms that it is.

We can expect to see some more wintry showers as the morning passes.  This rain and sleet will lie on top of some icy patches on untreated roads and paths so care should be taken if you are venturing out to today.

Our top temperature will only reach around 4c today but with the wind chill this will feel like 1-2c.  Overnight our low will fall to around 1c.

The wind will remain light with an average speed of around 7-8mph and from a predominantly W direction.

looking ahead the wind speed will increase as the week passes but we will not see any destructive high speed winds.  The temperature looks as if it is going to increase with the jet stream sitting across the country for the majority of the week.  With a west to east jet stream also comes the risk of rain.

As I have been asked already many times here is my forecast for Christmas day

It looks like being a mild day on Christmas day.  The forecast models show the jet stream sitting slightly above the UK on the 25th and this will allow the warmer southern climate to dominate.  Unless things change dramatically there will be no snow on Christmas day this year.

Summary for today.

Cold with some wintry showers.

 

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