Red sky in the morning?

The jet stream is now running across the UK and this will bring a milder day today.  As I  look out of the window I can see a beautiful band of red sky.  This “weather indicator” suggests that moisture particles from the West are still in the air as the sun is illuminating them as it rises.  

To start off the day we will see clear sky and bright spells.  As the day passes we will have periods of variable cloud that, at times, may become thick enough to bring the odd drop of rain.  None of the shower, if we see any at all, will be for any prolonged periods.

The cloud cover during the day will be of variable density.  The current GFS forecast models suggest that we will see a few brighter spells during the day.

Our top temperature today will ber around 14c and overnight the low, due to the thin cloud cover, will be around 5-6c.  As always when we are near this low temperature gardeners should protect their tender plants.

The wind will be breezy at times today with an average speed of around 8 mph.  We could also have gusts up to 20mph.

Today’s summary.

Some bright spells but some cloud and possible showers too.

Observations made 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1008.6mb; Temperature : 9.2c; Wind : 4mph SW; Relative humidity : 92%; Rain last 24 hours : 0.5mm.

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