The air pressure is slowly falling and the centre of the complex system will not reach our area until the early hours of Tuesday morning. This means that, for today, we are in for a typical day’s worth of Bank Holiday weather with the risk of rain never too far away.
The radar images are showing that the systems reaching our area at the moment will be generally light but, by the end of the day, the accumulation will be around 12mm-15mm. There will be gaps in the rain system during the day and, in particular, this morning. if you want to go for a walk or a ride on your bike between 10:00 hours and 11:00 should only bring the odd spot of rain.
The risk of rain will remain high at around 80-90% all day and the risk will continue into tomorrow. The heaviest of the rainfall in our area will be around tea time (17:00 hours).
Looking around the webcams shows that the picture is currently dry in the East and wet in the West. The system of rain will, however, work across the country. I though that you may be interested in this image from the Long Mynd Gliding Club. The image at 08:30 hours didn’t suggest that much flying will be taking place today.
Our top temperature today will be around 14c and the overnight low will be around 11-12c.
The wind will be deriving from an ENE-ESE arc for the majority of the day. The average wind speed will be around 5mph.
Summary. A generally cloudy and damp day.
Observations made 08:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1008.7 mb , Temperature :11.7c, Wind: 5 mph ENE, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month : 41.4mm, Rain this year : 437.6mm