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 from the S to mix directly with the cool air from the N and this will bring rain, create low pressure and increase the wind speed as the day passes.
The day will start off bright and cool with some grass frost around. The overnight temperature low was 1.7c at 00:41 hours. It will be a strange day temperature wise as the overnight temperature will be as high, if not higher , than the majority of the daytime temperature. During the day we will see a top temperature of around 8c whilst overnight the minimum temperature will be around 6c.
The wind will be deriving from the SW-SSW all day. Initially the wind will be light with an average speed of around 6mph. As the day passes this speed will increase significantly and we will see speeds reach an average of around 15mph with gusts possibly up to 35-40 mph.
Later in the evening a general band of rain will move across the UK and will reach our area around 20:00 – 21:00 hours. The rain will remain with us until the very early hours of Saturday. The odd localised shower is possible before then.
If you out celebrating at an office party tonight you will need your brolly.
A mild day with a high risk of rain and higher winds speeds later.
Observations made 06:38 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1014.8 mb, Temperature : 2.4c, Wind : 3mph SW, Relative humidity : 86%, Rain this month : 19mm, Rain this year : 551mm.