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

Observations made 06:10 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 997.9mb

Temperature : 5.8c

Wind : 2mph NNW

Relative humidity : 91%

Rain since 00:01 hours : 0mm

Rain last 24 hours : 0.2mm

Sunrise / sunset : 05:34/ 20:08 hours

Forecast for today.

We can class today as the calm before the storm.  Not literally, but today’s weather will be mild compared to what is in store for us tomorrow.

Firstly, today we will see plenty of brighter spells through thin or fragmented clouds.  This will help temperatures rise to around 12c.  Overnight temperatures will fall to around 4c in exposed parts.

The wind will start off from the NNW and as the day passes slowly change direction so that it finishes from the SE.  The average wind speed will be 5-6mph.

During the day we will see the odd shower and, once again, these showers will be isolated.  They simply could crop up anywhere in our area.  The maxim is if you are going out, particularly mid to late afternoon, then take you hat or umbrella with you.

Earlier I mentioned that the wind was moving direction and this is due to a large low pressure system moving into our area overnight (see image below).  By drive time tomorrow morning we should see some heavy rain showers and, due to the tightness of the isobars in the system, some gusty winds. 

Summary

Some bright spells and occasional showers.  Rain moving in by tomorrow morning.

Low pressure system moving to our area by 25/04/2012

Surface pressure GFS Wed 25.04.2012 09 GMT

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