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 week.

The weather, however, is about to change due to a low pressure system currently sitting out to the NW of us.  This low pressure system will gradually push its way further across the UK as the day passes bringing cloud and, eventually, rain to our area sometime tomorrow.

Today, however, will remain generally cloud free and cold during the daylight hours.  Our maximum temperature will be around -1c although we may just make it to 0c.  We will see some bright spells which could introduce some mist patches as the earth warms a little.

As the afternoon passes (and during the night) the cloud cover will increase eventually bringing us a full cloud covering by dawn.  This will, however, allow temperatures to rise to around 2-3c by early morning.  This increase in temperature will mean that mist is likely.

The wind today will start off light but as the evening passes it will increase in speed.  During the day the average wind speed will be around 2-3mph but by mid evening, as the new pressure systems move in, the wind will increase to around 10mph with gusts of around 20mph.  The Wind will be blowing from the ESE throughout the day.

Summary.

A cold and occasionally bright day.  cloud increasing overnight.

Observations made at 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1007.5mb (falling slowly), Temperature : -5.2c, Wind : Calm, Relative humidity: 94%, Rain since 00:01 hours : 0mm, Rain this month 20.4mm.

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