As I reported in yesterday’s blog we will be travelling to work or school this morning in some persistent rain. So far just over 4mm of rain as fallen in our area and we can expect more to come first thing.
There is, however, some good news because the band of rain that is bringing the current rainfall is heading towards the NE and will generally clear our area by late morning. There is the risk of the odd localised shower during the afternoon but, in the main, we will see some clearing skies and even some brighter spells.
Our top temperature during the mid afternoon will reach around 15c and overnight the minimum will be around 12c (last night 11.7c at 00:00 hours).
The wind will be blowing from a generally southerly direction in an arc between the SW and the SE. The wind first thing this morning is deriving from the ENE but this will change as the day passes. It will be a blustery day at times with the average speed of around 10mph and some gusts could reach the late 20s mph.
Looking ahead at the weekend then Saturday looks as if it will be the best day with more rain and wind on Sunday.
You may have seen reports in the press of storms similar to those in 1987 hitting Britain. The truth is that the systems are still developing out to the SE in France and over Scotland during Sunday and Monday and, therefore, these forecasts are a little premature. The low pressure systems will bring rain and the pressure systems may bring damaging strong winds to our area but the systems are not yet developed enough to truly know the exact location in the UK that any problem will occur. Movement of the system by a hundred miles or so could make a huge difference. Once I have a better picture I will report it in this blog.
Finally can I wish my mom, Joyce in Pelsall, a very happy special birthday.
Wet start getting brighter.
Observations made 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1000.9mb, Temperature : 12.3c, Wind : 6 mph ENE, Relative humidity : 90%, Rain this month : 83.4 mm, Rain this year : 471.8mm.