This time last year we were in the midst of a heat wave across the UK. The air temperature at 07:26 hours on the 16 July 2013 was 17.4c and during the day the thermometer rose to around the 27-28c mark. Today will start off promising something similar, however, that is where the similarities end.
We will see a bright start and very pleasant start to the day. As the day develops we will gradually see the cloud cover increase and along with it two things. Firstly, it will become a humid afternoon and secondly, the risk of a localised shower increases. The risk of some rain today is around 70%. As always (in the summer) the biggest risk of rain is as the day begins to cool.
Our top temperature today will be around 23c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 13c. The pollen count in our today is high. This should reduce a little if we receive some rain.
The wind will be deriving predominantly from the SW and the average speed will be around 6mph.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff, governors and pupils at Shire Oak Academy for a wonderful evening last night. I am truly humbled and honoured by your magnificent gesture towards me.
Summary. A bright start turning cloudier as the day passes. Increasing risk of rain.
Observations made 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1019.4mb, Temperature :14.1c, Wind: 1mph SW, Relative humidity : 84%, Rain this month : 24mm, Rain this year : 367mm .