Yesterday 6.4mm of rain fell in the Hammerwich area and today, by the time of observations, we have already received another 1mm. The barometer is showing that the air pressure is now around the 1000mb mark (and continuing to reduce slowly) and the pressure charts show that the low pressure system is almost centered on our area. All this couples to generate some more precipitation for us today. This, I am sure, is a welcome relief for many including gardeners, allotment owners and some farmers.
The rain radar images currently show that a band of rain is working its way from the SW across Wales and we are sitting on the edge of that system. We are, therefore, 85% likely to see some sporadic showers during the morning. Our cloud cover will be around 95-100% up to noon.
This afternoon we will see some fragmentation of the cloud from time to time but we also have a very high risk (90%) of some thundery showers. The highest risk is around 14:00 -15:00 hours. Some of these showers could be heavy. During the mid evening the sky will begin to clear and the risk of rain reduce to around 10%.
Our top temperature will be around 19c and overnight the minimum will be around 11c. The lower temperature than late overnight will be partly formed by a generally clear sky. Good news for our astronomers!
The wind today will be deriving from a SSE- SSW arc. The average wind speed will be around 8mph.
Summary. Generally cloudy morning with a high risk of a rain. This afternoon thundery showers.
Observations made 07:57 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1001.5 mb falling slowly, Temperature :15.4c, Wind: 2 mph ESE, Relative humidity : 89%, Rain this month : 7.4mm, Rain this year : 403.6mm .