Today sees the beginning of a slight decline in the weather although this is nothing to despair about.
The big indication that there is some change afoot is the steady drop in the air pressure over the last few days. Peaking at 1035.4mb on the 11th of the month we are now heading towards 1020mb. When we get nearer 1000mb we can expect showers and anything around 940-970mb will generally bring heavier rain.
This steady decline in air pressure is caused by the The jet stream heading slowly southwards over the next week and this will bring with some more cloud and, towards the end of the week, rain. We may see the odd light shower before then too.
Today, however, will be a pleasant day with a top temperature of around 13c. There will be some cloud cover, however, this will thin or fragment from time to time to allow the sun to beak through. The chance of any rain today is only about 9%.
Overnight with the cloud cover for protection the minimum temperature will be around 5c.
The wind will be deriving from the WSW-W today with an average speed of around 7mph. Some gusts could be around 15mph.
A dry and partly cloudy day but remaining dry.
Observations made 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1021mb, Temperature : 8.6c, Wind : 5mph WSW, Relative humidity : 81%, Rain this month : 17mm, Rain this year : 156mm.