Today sees the continuation of the current cold snap as the jet stream continues to make its journey to the south of the UK. Today will see the “stream” drag cold air from the north into our area. The harsh grass frost that we wake up to today shows just how cold it is outside. (At 08:30 hours -0.4c).
Our top temperature today will be around 4c although we will see the occasional brighter spells. The pressure charts show that the isobars are well spaced apart during the daylight hours and this means that the winds will be light (average 3-4mph). After dark the isobars close up and the wind speed will increase to an average of 7-8mph. The wind will start the day deriving from the WSW but as the day passes we will see this derivation move to the NW.
We will see some bright spells during the day and this will allow for some good photo opportunities and a nice walk or cycle without too much mud. Overnight we can expect to see the thermometer reach a low of around -2c.
There is a low (25%) chance of a wintry shower today and the largest risk is around mid evening.
Summary. Another cold day.
Observations made 08:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure : 1011.4mb; Temperature : -0.4c; Relative humidity : 88%; Wind : 2 mph WSW; Rain this month : 18mm; Rain this year : 18mm.