Another 21.6mm of rain fell in Hammerwich during yesterday and overnight (9.6mm since 00:01 hours) which will certainly not help the already flooded access roads in and out of the village.
There will be a steady 9mph breeze blowing from the SW-WSW this morning. We will feel some strong gusts which will reach around 20-25mph. These wind speeds will subside during the afternoon.
The satellite pictures are showing some breaks in the cloud above our area during the day and that should allow the odd bright spell to break through. Our top temperature today will be around 7c and during the night the low will only be around a degree lower.
As the light fades around tea time so will the chance of rain increase. We are likely to see the heaviest of the rain around mid evening (20:00 to 21:00 hours tonight).
Next week we will see the jet stream above the UK and pushing cold air in from the N. This will not be the big freeze spoken about in some of the dramatic daily newspapers but it will certainly be cooler with one or two days being very cold. The current GFS figures would suggest that next Saturday could have daytime temperatures around zero. There is, however, plenty of time will pass between now and then and so I will keep you posted when the position is clearer and more likely.
Dry in the morning with some bright spells. Cloudy and rain later.
Observations made at 08:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1000.3mb, Temperature : 6.6c, Wind : 11mph SW, Relative humidity: 86%, Rain last 24 hours : 21.6mm, Rain this month 75.8mm.