St Andrew’s Day Weather

Today is St Andrew’s day, the patron saint of Scotland, but the 30 November was also a special day for all of us that went to the little school with the same name in the Birchills as we also had the day off.  No such luck for me today I’m afraid but it does appear that we are sharing something else with Scotland today and that is the wet weather.

As I write this post (approx 06:30) the air pressure is falling rapidly and the radar images are showing that a solid body of rain cloud will be passing over area today.   The risk of further rain today (already 0.6mm has fallen in our area) is 95%+.  Some of the rain could be heavy.  Yesterday 7.2mm of rain fell in Hammerwich and we should expect more than that today.

There is a clear divide, temperature wise, in the UK today and the “break point” is just north of us.  Overall it will be a mild day and night for us but further north will be a lot cooler with midday temperature around 5c less in the northern parts of England.  Our top temperature today will be around 13c and overnight the low will be around 7c.

As the day passes the wind will increase in velocity (as the air pressure continues to reduce to a low of 1008mb) and this will see average wind speeds around 10-15mph and gusts speeds of around 25-30mph.  The wind will be deriving from a SW-WNW arc.

Summary: A damp day with a high risk of showers.  Becoming breezy at times too.

Observations made 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1012.5mb; Temperature 5.8c (4.7c at 01:44 hours) ; Relative humidity :89%; Wind: 1mph SW; Rain this month : 60.6mm; Rain this year : 471.8mm.

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