A change in the weather today?

Forecast

As I have discussed in the low few posts the low pressure system is now with us and affecting the UK’s weather.  This will bring a negative change to the weather pattern.

This morning, however, we will start off with some sunny spells and these will still “pop up” from time to time during the day.  The cloud cover will generally be thin and, at times, fragmented.  This will allow our top temperature to reach around 21c and overnight the low will be a “muggy” 13c.

As the afternoon passes the clouds will thicken from time to time and, in turn, we will see some sporadic showers.  There is also a possibility of some thunder mixed in too.  The sporadic showers will remain with us until mid evening.

Winds will be light throughout the day and will stat off from the NE moving towards the E as the day passes. Average wind speed 5mph.

Looking back through my record books August 12, 2010 and 2011 both had similar weather patterns as we are expecting today. Clearly, not a day to book an outdoor party!

In answer to a readers question (@NJHag) about the weather for the V festival next weekend.

Indications are that you are likely to arrive on Friday after heavy overnight rain.  This will clear during the day only to return overnight.  The day time (Saturday and Sunday) will see some showers but will be mostly dry.  Clearly this situation could change.  I will monitor and report on the position.

Summary.

Observations made at 08:33 hours in  Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1012.6mb; Temperature : 15.4c; Wind : 2 mph NE; Relative humidity : 91%; Rain last 24 hours : 0mm.

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