Today will start off cloudy but as the day passes we will see some brighter spells develop. These brighter spells are more likely t o appear during the afternoon when the leading edge of the jet stream, which is currently running down the eastern edge of the UK, takes a more northerly position.
Despite the cloud it will be a dry day with only a low risk (about 7%) of any rain. The wind will also be light with the average wind speed around 3-5mph. The breeze will be deriving from a NNE-NE direction.
Our top temperature today will around 9-10c. Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 3c.
Tomorrow sees the solar eclipse (when the moon passes in front of the sun) and in our area we can expect that the moon will obscure the sun by around 87%. The time when the sun will most obscured will be around 09:30 hours. Remember, however, not to look directly at the sun.
There is a risk of some cloud around tomorrow morning which will totally clear by around 10:00 hours. Whether it will be clear enough in our area for a total unobscured view of the eclipse is, at this stage, unlikely. I can, however, give a better indication in my bulletin tomorrow morning.
Finally, can I take this opportunity to wish my brother Neil a very happy birthday.
Summary. Partly cloudy but mild.
Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Air pressure :1035.2mb ; Temperature :3.3c; Relative humidity : 88%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 24.2mm; Rain this year : 77.2mm.
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