School holiday weather

As we head towards the end of the school holidays I think that we can say, on reflection, that the weather has been kind this year and allowed the children plenty of opportunity to get outside and play. Today will continue that opportunity.

Whilst we will see some cloud cover for the majority of the daylight hours it will remain dry and mild.  Overall we can expect to see between 75% and 80% cloud cover. When the cloud does thin and fragment this will allow for some pleasant brighter spells.  We will also see the thermometer reach around 20-21c during the afternoon.  Overnight our minimum temperature will be 14c. Despite the cloud cover the risk of rain is low at around 13%.

The wind will also be relatively light today with an average speed of around 6-8mph.  The wind will be blowing from the SW-WSW.

Looking ahead I can see that the jet stream forecast model is showing that the jet stream will “looping” northwards before heading down the UK from NW to SE.  This will bring some lower temperatures over the weekend and supports the evidence of the GFS model I presented earlier this week of lower temperatures at the end of August and beginning of September.  The good news is that it will still remain dry over the weekend and by Tuesday we should return to some good sunny spells and temperatures returining to around 24c.

Summary

Another mild and, a times, bright day.

Observations made 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1021.1mb, Temperature : 11.4c, Wind : 2mph WSW, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain since 00:01 hours : 0.0 mm, Rain this month : 51.2mm, Rain this year : 363.6mm.

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