Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year’s Eve Weather 2012

The year’s weather ends in our area as a breezy affair.  This morning, as I make my observations, wind gusts of 39mph are being recorded.  The average speed is hovering around 10-11mph. The breezy weather will remain with us for the remainder of the day although … Continue reading

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Bright start.

A bright start greets us this morning.  It a pleasant sight to see the sun after days of grey skies and plenty of rain.  Yesterday another 10.4mm of rain fell on our area bringing the month total to 131.8mm (nearly … Continue reading

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A day to stay indoors?

The jet stream is currently heading southward before veering sharply back north-east and across the UK.  This is creating a low pressure system (containing rain) out to the SW of us which is heading across the UK as I write this blog.  Within … Continue reading

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Guess what – it’s raining!

For the seventh day in a row we are waking to rainfall.  Over the month, so far, we have had just over 121mm (4.75 inches) of rain fall in our area.  It is little wonder that the roads have so … Continue reading

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Weather – A gift from Wales.

Today many will be making their way back to work after the christmas holidays whilst other will be out shopping for “bargains” and groceries.  Both, however, will be see the likelihood of some rain on their travels. Currently a band … Continue reading

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Boxing day weather

As we get up on this Boxing day morning we are greeted with thinner cloud that will occasionally allow some winter sunshine to break through.  This will, however, will not be the case all day. This afternoon cloud will increase as a … Continue reading

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Christmas day weather

First of all let me wish all of the readers of this blog and very Merry Christmas!  Yesterday another 11.5mm of rain fell in our area bringing the monthly total to 101.6mm.  The fields are now very sodden and the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve weather in WS land.

If you are travelling to work or getting out early to do that last minute Christmas shopping you will be met with some mild temperatures but also rain showers. Rain showers will be with us for much of the day today and certainly … Continue reading

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Hold on to your hat!

A much brighter day greets us today after yesterday’s rainfall of around 21mm. We will have a steady SW breeze bringing warm air into the area but it will be gusty at times.  The average wind speed at the time … Continue reading

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A good day weather wise for christmas shopping?

After yesterday’s brighter interlude today will be  wet and miserable affair.  On the brighter side, with all of the cloud and the breeze eventually coming from the SW, it will be a little warmer than of late. Rain will be … Continue reading

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A bright interlude?

Yesterday was certainly a very wet day with, at times, the whole of the UK receiving rain at the same time.  In our area we had 22mm of rain in the storm although some of this rain fell the previous … Continue reading

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More rain today?

The low pressure system we spoke about yesterday is with us and bringing inclement weather to our area today. Rain will remain with us for the vast majority of the day.  Some of the showers could be heavy and, with … Continue reading

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Umbrella needed today?

After yesterday’s relatively calm and mild day today’s weather will be dictated by a large low pressure system that will push its way across the UK from a general W to E direction. The low pressure system will bring an … Continue reading

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A good day weather wise to go shopping?

If you are undecided whether to put out the washing or do some last-minute shopping either today or tomorrow then can I suggest that today will be the far more settled day weather wise. A low pressure system is currently sitting … Continue reading

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Warm breeze.

A clear sky greets us first thing this morning (06:30 hours), however, with a gentle SW blowing it is relatively mild outside. Today will see the cloud cover increase from time to time as the day passes bringing a high risk … Continue reading

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Mild compared to previous years.

The jet stream is currently taking a generally West to East path across the southern half of the UK.  this is bringing mild but generally cloudy weather to our area.  On this corresponding day over the last two years snow fell in … Continue reading

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Low pressure today.

After yesterday’s heavy rain when 16.6mm of rain fell in the Hammerwich area today will be a much milder affair. There is still the likelihood of the odd shower.  The radar images are showing some small rain clouds moving through our area … Continue reading

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Rain today?

The air pressure is currently falling rapidly and although it is still cool outside, with the air temperature only around 1c, it is going to warm up.  The problem is that for warmth in winter we need clouds and this … Continue reading

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Time for a change?

This morning we wake up to the lowest temperature of the week at -5.2c.  There is a hard frost but little wind.  Going back to 2010 – on the 7 December I recorded a low of -9.6c during a very cold … Continue reading

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Another day to wrap up warm?

Once again we are greeted with a cold start to the day with the temperature at 06:30 hours only -2.8c.  It is certainly going to be a day when you need to wrap up warm. We are also likely to … Continue reading

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