WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich and Pelsall areas (17 March 2012)

Observations made 07:11 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1011mb steady

Temperature : 7.9c

Wind : 6mph SW

Relative humidity : 93%

Rain this month / year : 13mm / 83.8mm

Sunrise / sunset : 06:01/ 18:01 hours

Forecast for today.

The rain belt that is currently working its way across the country from the SW will just catch the edge of our area and we will only see some light rain / drizzle  early this morning.  The further east that you travel (towards Tamworth and Nuneaton) the more likely that you will see more persistent rainfall.  In our patch the risk of rain will subside as the daytime passes but will increase again mid evening until the following morning.

During the late morning and early afternoon we will see some fragmentation in the cloud and this will allow for some brighter spells.  Our top temperature will be around 10c and overnight the low will fall to around 2-3c.

Throughout the morning the breeze will be from the  SW but as the day passes the wind direction will shift to the one from a NW direction.  (You can see this movement on the two jet stream images below).  This wind shift will bring a noticeable chill to the air.

Summary

Occasional isolated light rain and drizzle with some bright spells later.  Getting cooler.

Image one – Jet stream direction this morning (wind from the SW)

Chart

Image two – Jet stream direction by 12:00 hours 18-03-2012 (Wind from NW)

Chart

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