By the time of my observations (06:28 hours) around 2mm of rain had already fallen in our area. Whilst the nimbostratus clouds still look dark the radar images show that there is really only one further rain system heading our way (around 10:30 hours) thereon the risk of further rain diminishes to around 20%.
It will be a little warmer day today and our top temperature around 20c. We will also see some brighter spells albeit only for a couple of brief spells. In general the day will remain cloudy.
The wind will be deriving this morning from the ESE but this direction will gradually move towards the SW. This later wind direction will help bring in some warmer air to our region. The average wind speed today will be around 5mph this morning. This wind strength will increase slightly during the afternoon.
You will no doubt see in the press some talk about the remains of Hurricane Christobel. Whilst former hurricane Bertha did bring some wet weather to our region the current track of Christobel suggests that it will pass over Ireland and the northern parts of Scotland but will centre more towards Iceland than our area of the UK. Apart from possibly some slightly increased wind speeds we are, currently, unlikely to see any detrimental effect. If the position changes I will inform you via these pages.
Summary. A generally cloudy day with occasional bright spells. Warmer than of late.
Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1007.2 mb , Temperature :15.7c, Wind: 2 mph ESE, Relative humidity : 89%, Rain this month : 63.4mm, Rain this year : 459.6mm