Monthly Archives: August 2015

August Bank Holiday Monday Weather

It is a very damp start to the Bank Holiday Monday with around 8mm of rain already received in the Hammerwich area by 08:30 hours. The radar images are showing that heavy rain clouds are above our area and will … Continue reading

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August Bank Holiday Sunday weather

Today sees the second day of the Lichfield Food Festival around the city centre and it should be another dry and mild day for organisers, visitors and stall holders. The jet stream has traveled towards the north over the last 24 … Continue reading

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August Bank Holiday Weekend Weather

There is a lot going on in our region over this August bank Holiday including the T20 cricket finals day at Edgbaston and the Lichfield Food Festival around the city centre.  It is important for both events that the weather … Continue reading

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A bright start to the day

Today sees a bright start to the day and the morning will follow this theme.  As the day passes the air pressure will continue to rise and, by the end of the day, it will settle at around 1016mb. As … Continue reading

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Where is the jet stream today?

It is another dull start to the day with 7/8ths cloud cover at approximately 06:30 hours. The jet stream is running along the southern edge of England and this position will bring prolonged periods of rain in Northern France but … Continue reading

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Not such a bright start

In stark contrast to yesterday today sees the day start off very dull and wet underfoot.  Heavy early morning rain has left 5.8mm of rain deposited in our area by 06:30 hours this morning (41mm for the month so far). … Continue reading

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A bright late August morning

First thing this morning sees the cloud fragmented and the sun is able to shine brightly. This brings a pleasant start to the day.   The air pressure will continue to increase until late morning thereby continuing the pleasant theme, however, … Continue reading

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More rain?

I cannot promise you any great improvement in the weather today as the jet stream is riding along the south coast of England which, in turn, is bringing more rain to that and and our area of the UK. It … Continue reading

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How much rain overnight?

After the rain yesterday / overnight when 3.8mm fell in the Hammerwich area it feels a lot less humid this morning (78% relative humidity) compared to yesterday afternoon’s oppressive conditions.  Working in the garden yesterday was very difficult.  The overnight … Continue reading

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A weather conundrum

Today offers some potential interesting options weather wise but the one thing for certain is that it is going to be warm. Today’s warmth will be created by winds deriving from France and Southern Europe.  Our top temperature today will … Continue reading

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Friday’s V Festival Weather

The jet stream is now sitting across Scotland after, firstly, creating a low pressure system to the NW.  This jet stream position means that we are set for a mild day and night but it will be a predominantly cloudy … Continue reading

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Warm today?

As the day passes the air pressure will continue to rise slowly to around 1018mb.  Whilst this will bring us a predominantly dry day it will be generally cloudy with the cloud cover being between 60-100%. A high pressure system will … Continue reading

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What risk of rain?

As we discussed in yesterday’s blog a low air pressure system is moving into our area and by late afternoon we will see the pressure reduce to around 1013mb.   This low pressure system will bring an increased risk of … Continue reading

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Count our blessings

The radar images are clearly showing that the East of the UK will be receiving some rain today, however, by following the track of this system I expect our area to remain dry.  There is a 20% risk of rain … Continue reading

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A cloudy interlude

The surface air pressure has risen to 1019mb from yesterday’s start position of 1016.8mb.  Although this is only a slight change it does signify that another dry day is in store. The radar images (plus current images from webcams throughout … Continue reading

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Get out and enjoy

Today will be a pleasant day.  A band of high surface air pressure is centered on the UK and this will provide us with some dry and mild conditions. It is another great day for a walk in the park, … Continue reading

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A pleasant weekend?

The jet stream is moving beyond the South coast for the next couple of days and the air pressure will rise during the day from around 1011mb to 1016mb.  This situation will continue throughout the weekend and Monday before the … Continue reading

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A damp end to the working week

We were fortunate yesterday that the heaviest rainfall skirted our area and even today we are sitting on the edge of the most dense rain clouds.  So far this storm the rain clouds have delivered around 8mm of rain in … Continue reading

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WS7 weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Bloxwich and Pelsall. 13-8-15

As I indicated yesterday a severe weather warning has been issued for our area. I will detail this more later. This morning will see high air pressure of 1018mb and although it will be generally cloudy we will see the … Continue reading

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Don’t put off until tomorrow ……

The Met Office have issued a severe weather warning for tomorrow (13 August) when rain will be heading from the South coast.  Some areas will receive heavy rain. In our area the warning is that the rain would have moderate … Continue reading

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