Monthly Archives: January 2013

31 January 2013 local weather.

Tightly packed low pressure systems will remain over our area for at least the next 48 hours.  This means that we can expect periods of rain with a strong breeze.  today will be no exception. During the early hours of … Continue reading

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Another breezy day.

Low pressure systems are again dominating across the UK and, due to their tight grouping, we will be in for another breezy day.  Our average wind speed will be around 8mph this morning.  The wind speed will pick up a little around … Continue reading

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Hold on to your hat.

It will be a very mild day today (temperature wise) and we will reach the dizzy heights of a double digit thermometer readings this afternoon.  Our top temperature today will be around 11c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will still be a very … Continue reading

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Breezy afternoon.

Low pressure systems out to the West of the UK are gradually moving towards our area and these will bring more rain today.  We can expect to see more persistent showers during the afternoon and early evening although we may … Continue reading

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Now in colour.

The big thaw we spoke about yesterday has certainly had a dramatic impact on out landscape.  From a scene of mainly black and white the world has now returned to full colour. After some late night and early morning rain the clouds … Continue reading

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The big thaw.

After a week of ice and snow today sees the beginning of some relatively warmer weather.  The jet stream is now bringing some warm air from the SW and the air pressure systems are preventing cold air coming from the NE and … Continue reading

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Mixed bag of weather today.

After a cold night when the minimum temperature reached -4.9c at o4:49 hours this morning the cloud cover has begun increasing in density.  This is having the effect of increasing the air temperature.  This increase may bring some mist to the area … Continue reading

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A little brighter weather.

After all of the snow flurries yesterday that really didn’t add to the accumulation with any significance today will be a day of some contrast. Firstly, a system of high pressure is beginning to push across our area this means that we … Continue reading

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Early snow this morning.

This morning we will see that we have another light dusting of snow.  This system has been in our area since around 04:00 hours and will stay with us until around 09:30 hours.  The fall will be light but, like … Continue reading

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Weather picture improving?

Early this morning we are seeing a break in the cloud cover for the first time in a few days.  This will allow the odd bright spell during the day but will also mean it will be generally a cold … Continue reading

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Ice and Snow.

The satellite imagery is currently showing the band of snow to the North of us at the moment.  Areas above Stoke and Derby will be seeing at least the levels of snowfall that we encountered yesterday. With many of the schools in … Continue reading

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More snow ahead?

As we wake up this  morning the sky is very grey and light snow is putting a cover of  snow “dust” on the car roof tops. The satellite imagery shows that more snow is moving across our area from the SE corner of the … Continue reading

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More snow today?

After yesterday’s snow across our area today will be a less dramatic affair.  In Hammerwich the average depth of snow to fall yesterday was around 120mm. Whilst we will see further snow flurries today these will not really add to the … Continue reading

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How much snow today?

Today all parts of our area will see more snow fall.   This is caused by the two weather fronts I described yesterday meeting over mainland UK.  When the warmer air from the West meets the cooler air from the East precipitation falls in … Continue reading

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On the cusp of change.

We are currently sitting below a system of high pressure that is helping create the cold temperatures, however, this will gradually change as the day passes.  A new low pressure system is moving in from the W which will bring … Continue reading

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Brrr it’s cold!

The jet stream and the subsequent air pressure system out to the east are still dominating over the UK.  This means that we are in for another cold day. My instrumentation is currently showing that the dew point and relative … Continue reading

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A gift from the East.

The jet stream is currently bringing cold air down across the NW and this will eventually allow the air pressure system to the E to create cold winds across the majority of the UK – our area included. Early risers … Continue reading

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More snow today?

We will all wake to a light covering of snow on the pavements, cars and grassed areas this morning.  Temperatures were around 0c overnight which will leave some untreated roads icy in patches.  Care should be taken this morning.  Brownhills Bob reported last night that … Continue reading

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Chance of snow?

As we wake up this morning there is a generous covering of frost on the tops of cars and on the grass.  Care needs to be taken on untreated roads and paths. Last night’s overnight temperature fell to the current … Continue reading

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Wrap up warm.

The jet stream is taking a strange path around the UK (see image below).  The actual “stream ” is splitting either side of the UK.  One fork is running below the UK and the other fork, to the north, is forming … Continue reading

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