During the early hours of the morning we were treated to a thunder storm. This was coupled with some heavy rain that has dissipated nearly 12mm (11.6mm) of water in our area by the time of observations (07:56 hours). If you are travelling today you will have to do so with care as many roads will have some standing water.
The storm is now moving northwards and will leave us with a warm but at times showery day. Some of the showers may be a little persistent. The radar images are suggesting that the current system will be beyond our area by around 10:00 hours until early afternoon. In this interim period we may even see some brighter spells.
We can, however, still expect periods of rain through the afternoon and until mid evening. As the day begins to cool there is also the risk of further thunder. The images and GFS detail would suggest that we can expect a further 8-10mm of rainfall during the day (total for the day around 20-22mm).
Just as an aside we are today at day 200 in the year and we have averaged 1.9mm of rain per day over this first period.
Despite the rain it will be another warm and clearly (with all of the rain) humid day. The relative humidity will be around the 80-85% mark but the top temperature will reach 23c. Overnight will be warm and humid with the overnight low being around 14c. Yesterday the top temperature was 28.9c at around 17:00 hours.
The wind will start the day deriving from the NE but will end the day from the SW. The average wind speed will be around 5mph.
Summary. A damp start with further rain likely throughout the day. Mild and humid.
Observations made 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1008.5mb, Temperature :17.9c, Wind: 1 mph NE, Relative humidity : 88%, Rain this month : 38mm, Rain this year : 381mm .