Interesting jet stream postion at the weekend

The jet stream continues to form low pressure systems and this in turn brings some inclement weather to our area.  Today will not see any exception to this rule, however, if you want to  go out shopping or work outside then this morning would your best bet for a spell of dry weather.

This afternoon a low pressure system will move into our area from the WSW and this system will bring with it some well formed rain cloud systems.  There is a 30% chance of rain before 15:00 hours today, however, after 15:00 hours until the end of the day the risk of rain increases to around 85%.

The rain in the afternoon will be across all of our area and may contain some moderately heavy spells.

The air temperature today will reach a maximum of around 13-14c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 9c.

The wind will be light (3-4mph) this morning but will increase in speed to around 8-10mph as the low pressure system moves into our area this afternoon. The wind will be deriving from a NE-E arc.

You may have read or heard about some increased air temperatures over the weekend. In our area we can expect a slight increase from what we are currently seeing to around 18c.  This is very mild for this time of year.  This will be created by the jet stream picking up warm air from the SW before heading to the UK.  This forms a low pressure “loop” which will also bring some rain.  Please see the jet stream chart below for Saturday  that clearly shows the low pressure “loop” to the SW and the movement then back across the UK.

Summary. More rain likely particularly during the afternoon and evening.

Observations made 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :  1006 mb, Temperature : 10.9c, Wind: 1mph NE, Relative humidity : 88%, Rain this month :  54 mm, Rain this year : 540mm

Lichfield weather, Burntwood weather, Hammerwich weather, Bloxwich weather, Brownhills weather, Pelsall weather and WS7 weather.

Forecast jet stream position for Saturday, 18 October 2014

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