What are the chances of snow today?

There are two systems battling away in our area today.  A low pressure system out to the west / north-west and a high pressure system out to the east.  You may recall how I detailed the changes to the jet stream positioning yesterday.  It is that movement that has created the “battle ground”.

When the two systems meet, which for us is from early this morning we are likely to see periods of precipitation.  This precipitation could be in the form of rain, sleet and snow.  The current chances of seeing some snow today are around 70%.  Currently the radar is showing light snow clouds over parts of Wales.  These clouds are heading our way but could dissipate, over higher ground, before reaching us.

It will be a cold day with the top daytime temperature hovering around freezing point.  We may see the thermometer reach 1c but not much more.  Overnight, however, with a thick cloud and a more westerly domination of our weather pattern the temperature will increase to around 3c.

The wind will start off from the ESE / SE but as the day passes it will eventually settle from the W.   The wind speed will increase as the morning passes and by lunch we should be seeing speeds averaging around 12mph with gusts of around 25mph.


Cold with some rain, sleet and probably snow.

Observations made at 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1020.3mb, Temperature : 0.1, Wind : 3 mph ESE, Relative humidity: 85%, Rain since 00:01 hours : 0mm, Rain this month : 35.4mm Rain this year : 67.4mm


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