Is there a high risk of rain today?

This morning will start off with a high pressure system in our area but as the morning passes the air pressure will reduce from the WNW. This reduction in the air pressure will also herald the increased risk of rain in our area.

The majority of the UK will see some rain today and the radar images are showing that our risk commences around 10:00 hours and will continue until late afternoon / early evening.  It will not rain for that entire period but there will be a chance of some showers.  The risk of rain today is around 90%.  The total rainfall today will be between 5.5-8mm.  After dark the risk of rain reduces significantly and we should remain dry until tomorrow morning.

The cloud cover does, however, mean it will be a little warmer today than yesterday with a top temperature of around 12-13c.  Overnight the temperature will only reduce bu a degree or so.

As the day passes so will the wind speed increase (caused by the rapidly changing air pressure when the low pressure system moves in).  The average wind speed first thing this morning will be around 6mph but this will increase to around 10mph by mid morning and 12-15mph during the afternoon.  Gust speeds will be up to 25-30mph.

Summary : Rain and blustery winds developing.

Observations made 08:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1022.7mb; Temperature 7.1c; Relative humidity :84%; Wind: 4 mph SSW; Rain this month : 21mm; Rain this year : 432.2mm.

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