Monthly Archives: January 2014

WS7 weather for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich and Pelsall areas – 31-1-2014

After a cool night, when the minimum temperature reached a cool 1.7c, today’s journey to work first thing this morning will also require your hat and gloves.  With a breeze of around 5mph this morning it will feel more like … Continue reading

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The day started with a little very light snow.

It is a cold start to the day and as I made my observations (approximately 06:30 hours)very light snow was falling in Hammerwich.  The flakes were only very light and, to be fair, were only really visible when they were passing through … Continue reading

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Hat and gloves day

If you were up and about at 06:30 hours this morning then the 5c temperature was probably the best that the thermometer was going to show us today.  For the next 48 hours it is going to feel a bit chilly. The … Continue reading

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Rain today but a change ahead.

My observations this morning (06:34 hours) once again record light rain falling in the area and this will remain the theme for the day.  There is, however, a change ahead. This morning we are going to be accompanied on the way … Continue reading

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More rain today?

As I write this post (approx. 06:45 hours) light rain is falling, however, the radar images tell me that this current system will soon pass.  The remainder of the day will, however,  see a 75% risk of further rain with the … Continue reading

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Looking ahead at the average temperature for our region.

I’m afraid I cannot add much cheer to the weather news today.  The air pressure is falling rapidly and we are set for plenty more rain throughout the morning and up to mid afternoon.  In the evening there will be … Continue reading

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Can any more rain fall?

After last evening’s rainfall when 6mm fell after 18:00 hours and 10mm in total during the day we are set to see even more rain today. This morning will start off cloudy, however the likelihood is that apart from the … Continue reading

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More rain but how much?

The radar images are showing that the heavy rain cloud is currently missing our area and whilst we may see some light rain / drizzle during the drive to work the rain should not present any real difficulties.  As the day passes … Continue reading

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Brolly needed?

The radar images are currently (06:30 hours) showing some patchy rain cloud moving across our region until around 10:0 hours.  These clouds bring an 80% risk of some light localised rain in our region during the morning journey to work … Continue reading

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More rain than usual?

The majority of the overnight rain has now moved eastwards, however, there are still one or two further systems that will head our way.  The risk of rain is greatest around 10:00 hours but, hopefully, this system will simply blow … Continue reading

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A new weather challenge

There is a different weather challenge for our journey to work today as a layer of mist is lying over our area.  This may be dense enough to be classified as fog in places (less than 200m of visibility) so care needs … Continue reading

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Ice scrapers at the ready!

This morning you will need your de-icer and ice scraper before venturing out in the car if it isn’t garaged.  At the time of writing (approx. 06:40 hour) the air temperature is -1.2c and there is a good layer of … Continue reading

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A good weather day for photography

If you like your photography then today will provide you with some good light to take pictures.  After our early morning rain, when around 2mm fell in the area, the day will see plenty of brighter spells and only a 10% … Continue reading

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Don’t forget your brolly.

The air pressure is falling slowly which generally means that we are set for some inclement weather and today will be no exception.  The day will bring some further rain showers, however, they will not be too heavy. The interesting aspect about … Continue reading

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A brighter day

The radar images are showing that only light rain clouds are heading our way this morning.  Whilst we may see some light localised showers on the journey to work or school the risk is only around 45%. The remainder of … Continue reading

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More rain for the 16 January 2014?

Last evening we received another 6mm of rainfall in our area and today we  will see even more rain today.  This is due to the jet stream continuing to mix the mild southern air and the cold northern air to … Continue reading

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Warm this morning.

As we discussed yesterday today starts off very mild with the air temperature at 06:30 hours already near to 9c.  Whilst the wind chill effect will make the air feel a degree lower it is still very mild for this … Continue reading

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A cool journey to work

Today starts off significantly cooler than yesterday.  There is a grass frost following some overnight rain / sleet (3mm since 00:01 hours) and the air temperature is less than 2c (at 06:30 hours).  When we add in the wind chill effect the … Continue reading

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Damp journey home.

Last evening / this morning’s rain has now cleared our area and we can expect to see some brighter spells this morning and even into the early part of the afternoon. The radar images, however, are clearly showing that another … Continue reading

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A cold and frosty morning

After yesterday’s bright and mild day today sees us waking up to a ground frost and a partially cloudy sky.  The air temperature at approximately 09:00 hours was still below freezing point at -0.8c. The day will, however, warm up a … Continue reading

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