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 either side of the solstice this year. Nature likes to balance itself out.
It is already (08:00 hours) a bright and mild start to the day and during the remainder of the morning we will see sunny spells. During the afternoon a little more cloud could gather (due to the wind direction), however, it will remain dry, warm and generally bright. We can expect to see the sun shine for around 9 hours today.
Our top temperature today will be around 22-23c and the overnight low will be around 11c. A word or warning if you are out and about today is that the UV factor is high at index number 6. If you are going to be outside in the direct sunlight then you should wear some sun protection.
Despite the potential increase in cloud during the early part of the afternoon the chance of any rain is only around 5%. The cloud will thin again as the afternoon passes towards the early evening.
The wind will be deriving from the W-NW for the majority of the day. The average wind speed will be around 4mph.
Summary. Another bright and mild day with some variable levels of cloud cover..
Observations made 08:00 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1021.2mb, Temperature :14c, Wind: 4mph W-WSW, Relative humidity : 83%, Rain this month : 45mm, Rain this year : 334mm .