There is a complex system of low pressure to the north of the UK at the moment and it is bringing inclement weather to Scotland and parts of Northern England. This system, however, is being kept at bay from our area by a high pressure system that will maintain a solid position up until the early part of next week as a very minimum. In short – there are more generally dry days ahead.
Today will start off a little cool but we will soon see the sun break through some fragmented cloud. The SW breeze will bring warmer air than the NW version we have encountered over the last few days. Combined the sun and SW breeze will hep lift our top temperature up to around 19c. Overnight the low will be around 13c. A good day for pottering in the garden.
As the morning passes into the afternoon we will see the cloud cover increase and, at times, we will have almost total coverage (around 90-95%). Despite the cloud cover the risk of rain is less than 10%.
The wind will be deriving from a SW-WSW direction and the average wind speed will be around 5mph. Some gusts may reach around 15mph.
Summary. Some cloud but bright to start. Cloud increasing during the afternoon.
Observations made 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1017.6mb , Temperature :8.6c, Wind: 2 mph SW, Relative humidity : 85%, Rain this month : 4.4mm, Rain this year : 464mm