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 a mile or two faster, than yesterday. The average wind speed we can expect will be around 12mph with gusts of around 30mph. Drivers of high sided vehicles and cyclists need to be a little more vigilant today when they venture out. The good news is that the wind will be deriving from a SW-WSW arc and, therefore, it will be bringing with it mild air.
Our top temperature today will be around 11c but with the wind chill playing a part this will feel more like 8c. Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 6-7c (feels like 4c).
The radar images are showing some rain clouds around our area but, this morning / afternoon, these are light and will generally blow beyond us (30% risk of rain). A the evening passes a more developed rain belt will move through our area and we can expect to receive further rain showers (80% risk) either during the evening or in the early hours of tomorrow. The exact timing is a little sketchy due to the varying wind speed.
Looking ahead shows to beyond Christmas day shows that on Sunday the jet stream will be running N to S down the UK and bringing with it cool air from the N. We can, therefore, expect to see a break to the current mild spell.
Summary : A breezy day but generally mild. Cloud bringing a risk of rain later.
Observations made 06:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1012.7mb; Temperature : 10.7c; Wind : 18 mph WSW; Relative humidity : 80%; Rain this month : 23.4mm, Rain this year : 642.4mm