WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich and Pelsall areas (24 February 2012)

Observations made 06:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1023mb

Temperature : 10.1c

Wind speed : 7mph WSW-SW

Relative humidity : 90%

Rain this month / year : 19.8mm / 70.4mm

Sunrise / sunset : 06:52 / 17:21 hours

Forecast for today.

After a bright start the cloud will thicken for a while and by late in the morning we may just see the odd isolated shower.  This is more likely the further north-west you are in our area.  After lunch the cloud will again thin to allow some bright spells to break through from time to time.

The isobars on the pressure chart begin to widen as the day passes and this indicates a reduction of wind speed.  Initially the wind will be blowing at an average speed of around 10mph but this will reduce to 2-3mph by the end of the day.  The wind speed direction will remain from the WSW-SW.

The jet stream imagery shows that the warmer air that we have been picking up from the south over the last few day will reduce over the next few days as the “stream” returns to a more normal pattern.  The ensemble charts also support this and, therefore, we can expect a steady reduction in temperature over the next 10 days.  I will talk more about this tomorrow.

For today we will see a maximum temperature of 11c and our overnight minimum will fall to around 5c.

Summary.

Some cloud with the risk of a light shower around lunch time but with bright spells at times during the day too.

 

 

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