The barometer is once again showing a rapid fall in air pressure and by now we all know that this means we are in for a period of more rain and stronger winds. The really stronger winds will, however, not be with us until tomorrow.
The radar images are showing a band of rain moving across the UK and will be in our area until around noon. During the afternoon we will see a mix of brighter spells and the odd localised shower.
An interesting thing is happening 1.5Km up in the sky and that is that the air pressure is just falling below 528hpa (around 523hpa). This means that snow formation is possible. We won’t be needing our snow ploughs just yet but don’t be surprised if some of the rain contains some snow particularly later in the day.
It will be a cool day with a top temperature of only 5-6c. This top temperature will feel more like 2c in the wind chill. Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 0-1c.
The SW-WSW wind will gain some strength as the day passes but as I said previously late tomorrow will be the windy period. The average wind speed today will be 12mph with gusts of around 25mph.
A cool day with some generalised showers early on becoming more localised as the day passes. Some of the showers could be wintry.
Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 990mb, Temperature : 3.6c, Wind : 3mph SSW, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month : 24mm, Rain this year : 116m.