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 to work or school by some light rain showers. The radar images, however, are showing this current band is moving away from our area and by 09:30 hours the risk of rain reduces slightly to around 85% from the 95% risk at 07:30 hours.
Further light rain showers will then push into the area throughout the day with the most significant band around 12:00 hours through the afternoon. The chance of further rain this afternoon is around 88%. More showers are likely to spring up during the evening too. Overall a damp and generally cloudy day.
The clouds will help maintain some residual heat and our top temperature will be around 7c during the day reducing to 3c overnight. Last night’s minimum temperature was 4.9c at 02:49 hours.
Looking ahead the jet stream is gradually pushing its way south which means that the cooler northern climate will dominate. This jet stream position will help create some NE winds. If the picture stays the same as the jet stream images suggest then Thursday looks as if it could be a particularly cool day but, on the brighter side, it will be most likely dry.
The wind today will be from the SSE and the average speed will be around 10mph.
A cloudy day with some regular showers.
Observations made 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 978.4mb, Temperature : 5.4c, Wind : 5mph SSE, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month : 78mm, Rain this year : 78mm.