Good morning Gonzalo.

Today sees our introduction to the ex-hurricane Gonzalo.  Whilst our wind speeds will be nothing like hurricane force we can certainly expect a strong breeze (around force 5-6) and gust speeds up to 40mph.

The average wind speed today will be around 15-18mph and the wind  will be deriving from the SW this morning from the WNW as the day progresses.  A further indication that the wind speed will increase is the rapidly falling air pressure.

Along with the wind is the 85% chance of further rain showers during the day.  in general these will be light although the radar images are suggesting a heavier period of rain mid evening.  A slight alteration in the wind direction, however, between now and mid evening can change this possibility significantly.

First thing this morning is the warmest the day will be.  As the day passes the temperature will reduce to around 10-11c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c.

The strong wind will remain with us for the entire day and, therefore, care should be taken whilst travelling around as high sided vehicles may suddenly be blown across traffic lanes or branches, rubbish and leaves may present other hazards.

The wind will eventually reduce in speed but mid day tomorrow.

Finally many thanks to all of you that checked upon my health yesterday.  I am pleased to say that I feel a lot better today (although 7lbs lighter than Saturday).  Also best wishes to Joe Hanley who graduates today at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Observations made 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure :   995.7mb, Temperature : 12.8c, Wind: 10mph SW, Relative humidity : 87%, Rain this month :  63 mm, Rain this year : 549mm

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



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