Early morning rain has seen most of our area receive between 1 and 2mm of rain. Today sees the beginning of a transitional change in the weather – it will do so, however, with some extremes.
The radar images are showing that the current band of rain will be completely beyond our area by around 09:00 hours, however, there is a 60% risk of a further thundery shower towards late morning.
During the morning we will see a reasonable amount of cloud cover and this will make it feel quite humid. Our top temperature will not be reduced, however, by the cloud and we can expect to see the thermometer around the 26-27c mark by mid afternoon. As the temperature climbs during the afternoon the cloud will begin to burn off leaving us with some brighter spells. We can expect the temperature to remain high overnight. The minimum will be around 17c. This high temperature and humidity could help bring further thunderstorms during the night.
Our weather picture is being created by the jet stream forming a low pressure “loop” as the “stream” heads from the north before cutting back across the UK. The cool air from the low pressure system will then mix with the warm air creating high humidity, clouds, thunderstorms and rain. Many parts of the UK tomorrow will see some heavy rain tomorrow.
The wind will start the day deriving from the ENE but will end the day from the SW. The average wind speed will be around 6mph.
Summary. A very warm but at times humid day. Mostly dry but with the risk of some isolated thundery showers.
Observations made 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1014.5 mb (falling), Temperature :15.8c, Wind: 2 mph ENE, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month : 26mm, Rain this year : 369mm .