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 a low pressure system out to the NE of us.  This will bring cold and, for some, wintry weather over the next few days.

Today in our area will be mostly dry but cold.  There is around a 70% chance of some rain/sleet falling around 07:30 – 08:00 hours this morning but this will soon pass by leaving a mostly dry day.

The NE-ENE wind will have a distinct chill to it.  The air temperature will reach around 3c by mid afternoon but this will feel more like 1c with the wind chill.  The average wind speed will be around 8-10mph.  We could see some gusts reach around 20mph.

As the evening passes the cloud cover will thin leaving us with low temperatures by morning.  We can expect our overnight low to be around -2c.

During the afternoon we may see the odd glimpse of the sun as the clouds occasionally thin or fragment.  This may warm the sole but it will do little for the air temperature.

Summary

Cold but remaining mostly dry.

Observations made at 06:37  hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1021.1mb, Temperature : 1.1c, Wind : 4 NE, Relative humidity: 96%, Rain since 00:01 hours : 0.0mm, Rain this month : 4.6mm

Jet stream image showing low pressure to the NE.

Chart

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