Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year’s Eve Weather

The radar images are clearly showing another band of rain moving across the UK from W to E.  Currently (08:00 hours) the rain if falling in the Newtown / Welshpool area and will reach us by around 09:45 – 10:00 … Continue reading

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Wind and rain moving East

As we wake this morning it will be to some gusty winds and rain falling.  The temperature at 06:30 was a very mild 10.1c but we can expect this to reduce a little as the day passes.  At the time of … Continue reading

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A walk in the park.

Today and, in particular, this morning will be a good morning to get out and about.  It will be cool, bright and dry.  A great morning for a walk in the park.  This afternoon will still be dry and bright but the wind speed … Continue reading

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A brighter day

After yesterday’s generally blustery day today will seem like a much calmer affair.  In fact we will even see some bright spells through the day. The radar images are showing some rain carrying cloud although the chances of any rain … Continue reading

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Keep out of the woods.

The near gale force conditions continue across the UK with the strongest winds being felt in the north.  We are current (approximately 08:30 hours) seeing average wind speeds of around 20mph and with gusts up to 40mph. The wind will, … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Weather 2013

After the temperature dip last night we wake all wake up to a misty morning.  The mist will linger for a few hours before dissipating later in the morning. It will, however, be a cool day during the daylight hours … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Weather 2013

First of all can I take this opportunity to wish all the readers of my blog a very happy, peaceful and healthy Christmas! Today will give you the opportunity to test your new bike or walk off some Christmas dinner … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Weather 2013

Overnight the air pressure, along with a few more millimetres of rain, fell in our area but the good news is that the air pressure is slowly on the increase and the risk of rain is diminishing as the day … Continue reading

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A day for staying in.

If you have left your shopping until today then you have not chosen the best of days weather wise.  The current position is that as the day passes we will see plenty of wind and rain. If, however, you are planning … Continue reading

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Last minute shopping weather

The UK continues to be dominated by a complex low pressure system that is bringing some more windy and cool conditions to our area. Today , after some early morning rain, we will see a generally dry day that will also … Continue reading

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Shortest daylight hours

We have reached the winter solstice which means that today will be the day with the shortest amount of daylight hours or, if we look on the positive side, from now on in we are heading towards summer! Today will … Continue reading

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Brolly time tonight.

The jet stream is currently “looping” just to the west of the UK and this will bring mild air from the SW as the day passes.  The oscillation is so close to the UK, however, will also allow the warm air … Continue reading

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Is the storm over?

The air pressure is just below 1000mb at the time of observation (approx. 06:30 hours) after yesterday’s heavy rain, however, the good news is that the air pressure is currently rising rapidly. This morning the sky will be clear and the radar images are … Continue reading

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Rain moving in.

The air pressure charts are showing the isobars tightly packed together today and this indicates it is going to be a breezy day throughout.  the average wind speed will be around 12mph with gusts reaching around 35mph. The wind will … Continue reading

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In contrast to yesterday.

In contrast to yesterday’s very mild 12c during the early morning period today welcomes us on our journey to work with a cooler 3-4c.  The good news, however, is that our trip will be accompanied with some brighter spells during the … Continue reading

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An upside down day?

The air speed instruments are telling me that it is quite breezy outside at the time of observation (around 06:40 hours). The good news, however, is that the air pressure charts clearly show the isobars across our area getting wider apart … Continue reading

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Breezy at times.

Today’s weather will follow a similar pattern to yesterday and this is all down to the jet stream position.  The jet stream is picking up warm air from the SW before heading across the UK.  As it moves back northwards the … Continue reading

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Initial Christmas Day temperature forecast.

The jet stream continues to bring warmer air from the SSW whilst mixing with the cooler air from N. This means that we are in for a generally cloudy day with some precipitation. The radar images also confirm that rain clouds are … Continue reading

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A large temperature swing from last year.

As I write this post the air temperature is already hovering around 10c.  This is a very mild start to the day. This time last year the air temperature at the same time of the day was -5.2c. The temperature will … Continue reading

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Jet stream changes the picture

The jet stream is now moving slightly southwards and, for today, it will be cutting across the northern parts of the UK.  This will bring some wet and windy weather in Scotland / Northern England. In our area we will … Continue reading

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