The good news for today is that the low pressure is moving away from our area over the course of the day and this means we will see a gradual reduction in the wind speed. This morning we are still seeing average speeds around 15mph and gusts of around 40mph. (As I write this blog a gust of 39mph was blowing). The wind will be deriving from the WSW-SW all day.
There will also be less rain today, In fact it will be a generally dry day, with a 75% chance of some light showers. The radar images are currently showing that the rain clouds are just skirting around out patch. The largest risk for rain showers is after lunch until around 16:00 hours.
During the afternoon period we will also see some fragmentation of the cloud from time to time. This clearing of the sky will continue through the night which will mean a) our astronomers may be able to make some observations and b) the temperature will fall overnight.
The top temperature during the day will be around 7-8c (feeling like 4c) and overnight the low will be around 2c (feeling like 0c).
Sadly, the jet stream forecasts are showing that there are some more low pressure systems over the next week and, in particular, by the later end (Thursday and through the weekend). We can expect some cool temperatures, rain and strong breezes once again.
A breezy start with some sunny spells and the risk of light rain.
Observations made 08:45 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 976.1mb, Temperature : 6.4c, Wind : 13 mph SW, Relative humidity : 82%, Rain this month : 22mm, Rain this year : 114m.