Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bat or bowl first?

With high air pressure now settled over the UK we can expect a generally dry day with even some brighter spells this afternoon. There is a small risk of some light rain (approx 9-12% risk) around about 11:00 hours  but I … Continue reading

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Some good news?

There is some better weather news for me to bring today.  The air pressure is rising steadily and the air pressure maps show that this is a trend that will continue over the weekend at least.  High air pressure brings … Continue reading

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More rain today?

This morning sees the risk of more light rain throughout the morning rush hour but this system will eventually clear towards the W. We will then have some very cloudy spells with a 60% chance of some light rain. The … Continue reading

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But what about the weekend?

At the time of observation (o6:30 hours) there is a large system of rain cloud moving across the UK from E to W.  This system has already “deposited” over 5mm of rain in our are and there is still a little … Continue reading

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Dull affair.

Once again the radar images are showing that there is plenty of light rain cloud around this morning but, at the moment (approx 06:30 hours), it is sitting to the E of us.  This system, however, will move across out … Continue reading

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Bower day weather.

Today sees the arrival of the annual Lichfield Bower and can I immediately wish it every success. The radar images are currently showing a band of rain slightly to the east of us at the moment (08:30 hours).  The edges … Continue reading

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Thin band of rain

The radar images are clearly showing a very thin band of rain cloud moving up the UK.  This system is heading from the Bristol channel area via Worcester and up into our patch. We can expect the threat of light rain … Continue reading

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Will rain stop play?

The radar images are currently (09:00 hours) showing that a large band of rain cloud is just about to reach our area.  We can expect, with around 96% certainty, that more generalised and persistent rain will be falling in our … Continue reading

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Today and the weekend’s weather

This morning we have already had 6mm of rain fall in our and this added to the nearly 17mm that fell yesterday.  Unfortunately during today and the weekend we can expect to see some more rainfall.  The good news is … Continue reading

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Polling day weather

As I write this post at 06:18 hours the rain is steadily falling.  My weather station has already recorded a “fall ” of 5mm so far this morning.  The radar images are showing some respite from the rain around 07:20 … Continue reading

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In total contrast.

In total contrast to the way we started yesterday today sees a bright and welcoming sky.  The air temperature is actually 3c lower than it was at the same time yesterday but the thought of stepping outside appears much more attractive … Continue reading

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Dull start to the day.

It is a very dull start to the day in Hammerwich today and, at the times of observations (06:15 hours), there is full cloud cover. The radar images are also showing a band of rain will be passing through our … Continue reading

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Changeable this week?

The air pressure continues to fall slowly and the jet stream images are showing that a deep “loop” is developing out to the SW before the jet stream heads northwards across the UK.  This movement will continue over the next few … Continue reading

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About to change?

A low air pressure system is now moving towards our area and this will bring some unsettled weather, however, the good news is that it will not really affect our activities much today. Today will be another sun cream and … Continue reading

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After nine o’clock

Today starts off dry and bright and I am pleased to report that, in the main, that is how it remain throughout the daylight hours.  We will see the cloud cover increase briefly from time to time during the afternoon … Continue reading

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Warmest for a while.

Today is starting off as another fine day.  At approximately 06:30 hours the temperature is already into double figures and by mid afternoon we should expect the thermometer to reach around 20-21c.  Even overnight it will remain mild with the low … Continue reading

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Settled weather

The air pressure is now high and a single area of pressure is covering the UK for the majority of the day.  This means that we are in for some fairly settled and dry weather. The breeze will be light … Continue reading

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Rain or no rain?

The air pressure continues to rise and the rain radar images show little or no threat to our area today (risk of rain is about 8%).  The day will see mostly a bright morning with an increase in cloud cover … Continue reading

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Air pressure hints at a brighter future

This morning we have already received around 3mm of rain and the radar images are showing that there are more small rain cloud systems heading our way. The systems are currently over the North Wales / Merseyside area. The next system … Continue reading

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Wind speed reducing.

At the time of this morning’s observation (approximately 06:30 hours) the sky is bright and some sunshine is shining through.  It will, however, not remain this way all day. The radar images are showing that a band of rain cloud is … Continue reading

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