WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich and Pelsall areas (28 March 2012)

Observations made 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1034.3 mb

Temperature : 4.3c

Wind : calm

Relative humidity : 87%

Rain this month / year : 23.4mm / 94.2mm

Rain last 24 hours : 0mm

Sunrise / sunset : 06:35/ 19:20 hours

Forecast for today.

On the face of things today will be another day similar to those that we have enjoyed over the last few days, however, off the north coast of the UK the jet stream is beginning to change position to one that runs across the Eastern part of the UK.  This will bring about some changes tomorrow.

Today, however, will be another bright day and we will see plenty of bright spells as we remain under a system of high pressure.  We can expect a daytime temperature high of around 18c and an overnight low of around 4-5c.  We will see very little cloud cover during today.  It will be, once again, a good night for sky watching.

As the day passes more pressure systems (following the jet stream movement)  will begin to enter the UK and by possibly later today but definitely by some time tomorrow we will feel much more of a breeze.  (See image below).  The winds will be blowing from the NW and will, therefore, have a slight chill about them.  You will see from Image 1 that the isobars are closer spaced across Europe and these pressure systems will move into parts of the UK later today / tomorrow.  The tighter the isobars the stronger the breeze.  We can expect speeds around 8mph and gusts of around 20mph.

Summary.

Dry and bright day today.

Image 1 – Isobar chart showing grouped pressure systems to the East.

Surface pressure GFS Thu 29.03.2012 00 GMT

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