As we wake this morning the grass has a light covering of snow but this is not enough to prevent most travel. The air temperature is however low so care should be taken on untreated roads and paths as they maintain contain some icy patches.
It will be a cool morning but it should remain dry and we may even see the odd brighter spell. There is, however, a change that will take place during the afternoon when a low pressure system will bring increased wind speeds and rain to our area. Light rain will reach our area by early evening and will become heavier in the early hours (around 03:00 hours).
The good news from this is that the air temperature will rise to around 6c during the evening when the rain clouds move into our area. At noon the air temperature will be around 2-3c. Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 3-4c.
This morning the winds will remain light with an average speed of around 6mph. As the afternoon passes these speeds will steadily increase to a an average of around 10-12mph. Overnight will see the average speed increase to 15-20 mph with gusts speeds of 35-40mph. This windy weather will remain with us for most of Thursday. Today the wind will be deriving from a SSW-WSW arc.
Summary. A cool start but dry. Increased wind speeds and rain during the later part of the day.
Observations made 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 999mb; Temperature : 5.4c; Relative humidity : 81%; Wind : 6 mph SW; Rain this month : 14.6mm; Rain this year : 14.6mm.