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 certainly a day for packing your back pack or saddle bag and heading out for a picnic or setting up the barbecue in the garden. Either way it certainly is a day to enjoy the great outdoors.
The day will not be without an amount of cloud but in between we will see some bright spells. Out local cricket teams will certainly be able to plan for a full days play. The risk of any rain today is only about 5%.
Our top temperature will be around 21c and the low overnight will be around 11c. Last night’s low was 10.6c at 02:40 hours.
The wind will be deriving from the W-NW and this will bring with some milder air and, therefore, help to add some cloud cover along the way. The average wind speed today will be around 6mph.
Summary. A generally pleasant day with variable amounts of cloud cover.
Observations made 07:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1019.8mb, Temperature :14c, Wind: 2mph W, Relative humidity : 82%, Rain this month : 45mm, Rain this year : 334mm .