More rain showers?

As I write this post (07:40 hours) the sun is streaming through the window, the sky is partially blue and the birds are singing.  On the face of it you would think that we are in for a lovely day.  Sadly, I cannot confirm this ideal.

Currently we have a band of high air pressure over our area but in the next couple of hours this will be pushed south by a system of low air pressure.  This low air pressure will be “joined” by a band of rain showers that are moving across the UK from the SW towards the NE.  We can expect rain showers from late morning until early evening.  It will not rain throughout this period but this is when we are under greatest threat.  We can also expect more showers late evening and overnight. The chance of some rain in our area today is greater than 80%.  Yesterday we had 5.8mm of rain fall in our area.  In Capel Curig 17mm of rain fell during the day yesterday which made it the wettest place in the UK.

With the cloud density increasing, when the threat of rain is with us, our air temperature will also be a little reduced today.  Our top temperature will be around 14-15c. Overnight, when we can expect the minimum temperature to reach 8c (last night’s low was 8.3c at 04:05 hours).

The wind will be deriving from the SSW-SW today and will have an average speed of around 8mph.  Gusts could reach 20-25mph.

Overall, not a day to go out too far without your hat and coat.


Early bright spells, increasing cloud bringing rain showers.

Observations made at 07:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1014.9 mb, Temperature : 11.9c, Relative humidity : 87%,  Wind : 5 mph SW, Rain this month : 9.2mm, Rain this year : 200.6mm

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