Will today’s weather be typical for a Bank Holiday?

Forecast

As we start the first day of the bank holiday weekend the weather is performing as we would expect – dull and wet!

Our problems are currently being caused by the jet stream, that is running below the UK, oscillating as it travels and thus causing low pressure systems out the SW which then move across the UK.  You can see a good example of this “oscillation” in the image below.

The outcome is that we will see a day with a general covering of cloud which may fragment from time to time to allow the odd brighter spell.  The cloud will, however, carry rain for much of the day and we can expect some showers during the morning and heavier outbreaks of rain during the mid afternoon.

Our top temperature today will be around 18c and overnight the minimum temperature will be a mild 13c.

During the morning the winds will be light due to a single pressure system but as this moves away multiple pressure systems move into our area and this means that wind speeds will increase.  Our average wind speed this afternoon will be around 8mph.  Gusts could be around 20mph.  The wind will be blowing from the W-WNW.

Today’s Summary.

Mostly cloudy with some occasional bright spells but some rain too.

Observations made at 07:46 hours in  Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 997.5; Temperature : 15.4; Wind : Calm; Relative humidity : 93%; Rain last 24 hours : 5mm.

Jet Stream Image

Chart

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