My observations show that we start the day, once again, with sub-zero air temperatures. At 06:24 hours my recorded temperature was -0.6c.
The day will not really get much warmer although we will reach the dizzy heights of around a 2-3c maximum. Once again this “top” temperature will be tempered by a breeze blowing from the NE.
Cloud cover will be variable today and we will see some fragmentation allowing the odd brighter spell. This thinner cloud will, however, help the overnight temperature reach a low of -3c.
First thing this morning the radar images are showing that the clouds are carrying a small amount of snow but we are unlikely to see any more than the odd light flurry at worst. For the majority it will remain snow free. There is another band of snow carrying cloud heading our way later this evening (around 18:00) but, again, any fall would be very light if at all.
A low pressure system is developing out to the W of the UK and will be having an influence on our area in the next 48 hours or so. Low pressure from the W will increase the cloud cover but also bring the chance of precipitation. I will monitor this situation and advise as the system develops.
Finally, returning to today, the winds will be lighter than the last couple of days but will still bring a cold chill. The wind direction will be from the NE and the average speed will be around 5mph.
A generally cold and dry day.
Observations made 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1014.1mb ; Temperature : -0.6c; Wind : 1mph NNE; Relative humidity : 85%; Rain since 00:01 hours : 0mm; Rain this month : 34.2mm; Rain this year : 112.2mm