Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve 2014 Weather

The last day of 2014 sees a change in the weather pattern.  This morning we will wake up to another cold and frosty morning but by midnight tonight the temperature will be well into positive figures. The change has been … Continue reading

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A change in the making

After another cold night, when temperatures reached a low of -1.4c at 01:23 hours, we are set for a another day of some brighter spells and temperatures at less than 4c.  This will mean that the side roads and untreated … Continue reading

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Tread carefully.

If you are heading in to work today or are simply planning a walk or ride out then great care should be taken as it is cold and icy outside today. The temperature reached a minimum of 1.6c at 01:25 … Continue reading

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A day for photography

Today sees a double change to the weather system in our area.  Firstly, the jet stream will be running down the UK (almost NW to SE) and secondly, high air pressure will establish itself in our area. (At the time … Continue reading

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Will more snow fall today?

Yesterday’s snow fall has now turned crisp and icy and, therefore, the untreated roads and paths could be icy.  Care should be taken if you plan to go outside this morning for  walk or ride. It is a cold morning … Continue reading

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Boxing Day 2014 weather

We had plenty of chat yesterday about which was the worst day at Christmas over the last few years.  Boxing day 2014 may be a contender wishing to put its name in the hat! There is currently a low air … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2014 weather

Let me immediately take this opportunity to wish all the readers of this blog a very merry Christmas! The jet stream is beginning to make a change in position.  Whilst today this will show little significance (the air pressure remains … Continue reading

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Better weather for travel

The air pressure is currently rising rapidly and the rain that was with us last night and during the early hours is almost beyond our area.  There are one or two rogue rain clouds still showing on the radar images, … Continue reading

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In the midst of low pressure

We are currently sitting in the midst of a low pressure system.  This system has closely positioned points of pressure change and these, in turn, are bringing us the breezy conditions. Our average wind speed today is similar, if not … Continue reading

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Hold on to your hat!

Today is going to be quite a breezy day with wind speeds up to Beaufort scale force 5 to 6.  The average wind speed will be around 15mph but some gusts will reach up to 40 mph.  This may mean … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Today sees us reach the winter solstice and from now on, minute by minute, the period of evening sunlight will extend a little longer each day.  The morning will, however, continue to remain dark for a few weeks yet.  Please … Continue reading

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Last minute shopping

Today, being the last Saturday before Christmas, is traditionally the day that many go out to complete their Christmas shopping.  The good news if you are one of these people is that the risk of any rain is very low … Continue reading

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Cooling down

The overnight / early morning rain has, more or less, cleared our area and we can look forward to some bright but breezy weather today as the air pressure is rising rapidly. The interesting point of today is that the … Continue reading

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Windy city

Today will be quite a breezy day but the good news is that  the wind will not be generally destructive.  We can expect the average wind speed to around 8-10 mph and gusts to reach around 30-35mph (force 4).  The … Continue reading

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Suddenly very mild

Today, because of the jet stream running across the UK, mild air will push the air temperature into double figures.  Already at approximately 06:30 hours the temperature is 10.7c.  It is suddenly very mild. We can expect the air temperature … Continue reading

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Something is in the air tonight

Today will be a little unusual, temperature wise, as the overnight low will be as warm as the daytime maximum. This is due to a band of rain that will be heading into our area from mid evening onward throughout the … Continue reading

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Air pressure going up!

After the rain last night / early this morning we still have a few rain clouds that are due to pass through our area this morning. These, however, appear quite small on the radar images and may either simply blow … Continue reading

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SSW breeze

As we discussed yesterday the UK is sitting under a complex low pressure system that is slowly moving down the towards the S as the day passes.  This complex system will create a stronger breeze than we encountered yesterday. The … Continue reading

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Winter scenes

If you are stepping out today then you will certainly need to be wearing your big coat and gloves.  The temperature at approximately 08:30 hours was only just into positive numbers and we will not see the thermometer rise much … Continue reading

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After the rain

The clouds that delivered all of the rain in our area yesterday and first thing this morning will be generally beyond our area by around 10:00 hours.  Until then we can expect the occasional light to moderate rain shower.   … Continue reading

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