A dry and bright start greets us this morning although it is a little breezy. The good news is, however, is that the wind is deriving from a S-SW arc so at least it will be bringing with it warmer air.
A low pressure system is currently pushing southwards down the UK and this will bring with it further breezy conditions as the day passes. We can expect the average wind speed to be around 7mph although some gusts may reach a speed of around 20mph.
The radar images are showing that there are a few small rain cloud systems heading our way. The first is this morning and it will be weak and thin by the time it reaches us some time around 08:30 hours. Hopefully it will just blow pass, however, there is a 40% chance that it will also bring a light shower.
We will then have a bright period before further risks of rain reach our area. This later”episode” is more likely in the afternoon when the day begins to cool. (around 17:00 hours). Overall the risk of rain today is around 55% during the afternoon daylight hours and up to 75% in the later parts of the evening.
Our top temperature today will be around 18c and overnight the minimum temperature will reach around 10c.
On the 1 September the meteorological autumn begins (although the “official” autumn does not start until the 22 September) so we are now seeing the last few days of Summer sunshine.
Summary. Some brighter spells but generally accompanied by some cloud. Risk of the odd shower and, at times, breezy.
Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1008.2 mb , Temperature :13.3c, Wind: 5 mph S, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month : 63.4mm, Rain this year : 459.6mm