Monthly Archives: June 2014

Shire Oak Academy – Governor vacancies

I have had the pleasure of being associated with Shire Oak School now Academy for many years and I know how much they have helped develop a positive future for so many people.  I have never used my blog for … Continue reading

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Clear overnight

Driving between Lichfield and Burton, along the A38, yesterday really highlighted just how localised the rain showers were.  In most area there were little signs of any rain whilst other area had clearly received some heavy rainfall. Today, will see a … Continue reading

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Morning sunshine

After some early morning rain the sky, at 08:00 hours, is only partly cloudy and this is allowing plenty of bright sunshine through to welcome the day.  The relative humidity is, at the time of observations, falling slowly which indicates … Continue reading

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Music in the air

Tonight sees the appearance of Paul Weller at the Cannock Chase Music festival and, as seems the tradition for this event, the weather may not be at its glorious, sun blazing best. The day will start off with 100% cloud cover.  The … Continue reading

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Rain stops play

Last evening and early this morning our area received the first rain (around 3mm) of any note for 15 days and today we can expect to see some further showers during the day.  This rain must be a welcome relief to … Continue reading

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Air pressure reducing

A low air pressure system from the west will slowly replace the current high air pressure system that is bringing us the warm dry weather.  In addition the jet stream, will be positioning itself below the UK.  This will allow … Continue reading

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Pollen count high.

Last night, around 7pm, saw a tiny amount of light drizzle fall in the area but unfortunately this was not enough to reduce the pollen count.  Once again the pollen count in our area will be high today. The jet … Continue reading

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Jet stream movement

The jet stream position has moved into an area that could see a slight change in our weather conditions over the next few days.  Whilst the “stream” is still predominantly above Scotland it quickly moves southwards down the eastern coast … Continue reading

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First day of the Wimbledon Championship

Today sees the first day of the Wimbledon tennis championship.  Most matches should be uninterrupted by rain today, however, there is a 35% risk of rain around 20:00 hours in the capital.  In our area the risk is much lower. … Continue reading

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Better than last year.

This time last year we were in a short period of inclement weather with rain on a couple of days either side of the solstice.  it is pleasing to note, therefore, that we are seeing some dry and fine weather … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice 2014 weather

Today sees us reach the longest daylight hours day of the year – the summer solstice.  Last year it was a cloudy and drizzly day but today we are much more likely to see some bright spells.   It is … Continue reading

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Variable cloud cover.

The high air pressure system continues to sit above the UK and the jet stream also continues to take a more northerly position.  There is a slight change to the jet stream in that it is running from the north … Continue reading

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A little fresher

Today will feel a little “fresher” than yesterday due to a steady breeze from a NW-NE arc.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.  As the day passes the humidity will also fall to help remove the “muggy” atmosphere … Continue reading

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A humid day?

After yesterday’s bright and sunny day today will be a much cloudier affair.  We can expect cloud cover of between 70% and 100% to be present for the majority of the day. The cloud cover will, however, not prevent the … Continue reading

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Good weather news to start the day.

The day starts of (at 06:30 hours) dry and bright.  The barometer is telling me that the air pressure is high and the isobar charts show that the high pressure will remain with us for a few days yet.  It … Continue reading

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Jet stream high

The air pressure is high and the jet stream is currently sitting high above the UK.  These are both good indicators that we are set for another generally dry and mild day. We will see some cloud cover from time … Continue reading

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Father’s day weather

The day will start off cloudy and but mild.  Already at 08:30 hours the temperature is nearly 15c (14.7c). The radar images are showing two systems of rain moving from the N towards our area.  The system to the W … Continue reading

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Cloud cover.

Today will start off cloudy but will be very mild. At 08:00 hours the air temperature is already above 16c.   We will reach a top temperature of around 20-21c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 11c. Currently (08:00 … Continue reading

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Weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich and Pelsall. 13 June 2014.

After yesterday’s warm and sunny day today will, in general, follow a similar path. There is, however, a but. Firstly let us start off with all of the positive news. It will be another warm day with the temperature reaching … Continue reading

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Sun Cream and Ice Cream

If you are planning some work outside or even a day trip away then today is certainly a good day for it.  You will not need your umbrella or pack-a-mac today.  There is less than a 5% chance of seeing rain … Continue reading

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