Observations made 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 989mb
Temperature : 11.5c (wind chill 8c)
Wind : 23mph (Gust 52mph)
Relative humidity : 81%
Rain last 24 hours : 7.4mm
Rain since 00:01 hours : 3.2mm
Forecast for today.
Not the most pleasant day to return to the roads for the first drive back to work in the new year with a strong breeze and some rain to contend with.
Currently the W to SW wind is blowing at around the mid twenties miles per hour, however, the gusts I am recording here in Hammerwich double that figure. We can, therefore, expect some blowing debris to be a driving, walking, cycling hazard this morning.
It will start off relatively warm, however, as the day passes and the clouds thin the temperatures will drop. By midday we can expect a high of around 5-6c. With the wind chill this will feel more like 3c.
The persistent rain will clear during the morning and we will be left with the odd occasional showers during the remainder of the day. With the thinning cloud we may even get to see a glimpse of the sun.
The wind will be with us for the remainder of the day and even into to tomorrow although there will be a slight reduction in speed overnight. The wind speed would be currently classed as a force 5-6 on the Beaufort scale. During the night our low will fall to around 3-4c.
Strong breeze with gusts of 50mph remaining throughout the day with rain showers and brighter spells