Good news and not so good news

Yesterday afternoon certainly became a bit damp and we can expect more of the same today.  The Met Office have also issued a severe weather warning for increased wind speeds in our area.  The current risk matrix shows that the it is very likely we will see increased wind speeds but the impact from it will be low.

Not a great way to start the day’s weather news so now for a bit of cheer.  This morning will also see the odd bright spell – hurrah (although we may get some drizzle too around 10:00 hours).

It is a cool morning (last night’s overnight low of 2.8c at 02:21 hours) with the day taking a few hours to reach our maximum of around 8c.  The top temperature, however, will feel more like 3 degrees less than the actual with the wind chill.  The overnight low will be mild at around 6c.

The radar tracking charts are showing that more persistent rain, similar to yesterday, will reach our area by around early afternoon and will stay with us, off and on, into the evening.   We can expect to receive a further 3-4mm of rain today.  The risk of further rain today is 85%.

The wind will be deriving from the SW and because of the low pressure system to the N of the UK creating lots of points of air pressure the wind will be moderately strong.  The average wind speed this morning will be around 8mph and during the afternoon this will increase to 12-15mph.  Gust speeds could reach around 30mph.

The GFS ensemble charts are showing that next weekend could be a little cooler than we will experience this-weekend but, overall, the period up to the 13 December will see us experiencing very similar temperatures to that we are currently encountering.

Summary: Cool start with the off brighter spell.  The cloud will become lower as the morning passes bringing spells of rain to our area during the afternoon and evening.

Observations made 08:09 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1010.5mb; Temperature 3.5c (2.8c at 02:21 hours) ; Relative humidity :85%; Wind: 6mph SW; Rain this month : 46.6mm; Rain this year : 457.8mm.

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