Rain, rain go away

Today we will see plenty of rain as a large band of rain cloud moves across the central parts of the UK.  The radar images are suggesting that the further north you travel today (towards Stoke and Manchester) the heavier the rain will be.

The risk of prolonged periods of rain today is 99%.  To confirm the opinion that a low pressure system is moving into the area is that the readings on the barometer (at the time of observations) are reducing rapidly.  By mid afternoon the low pressure system will be centered on central UK and the air pressure will be around 1008mb (a reduction of around 10mb).

With long periods of rain comes the risk of flooding.  The Met office have issued a yellow weather warning for the Staffordshire area.  On high ground (above 400m the rain could fall with some snow).  The risk of rain will remain with us during  daylight hours.

The top temperature will be around 11c and overnight the low will be around 4c. (last night’s lowest temperature was 2.9c at 01:25 hours)

Our wind today will be deriving from the S-SW this morning before moving clockwise to end the day from the cool WNW-NW.  The average wind speed will be around 8mph with gusts of up to 25mph.  The wind chill will reduce the feel of the top temperature by around 3c.

It is certainly a day to wrap up warm and waterproof if you have to go outside today.

Summary: A day with frequent showers and prolonged periods of rain. 

Observations made 07:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Air pressure : 1018.5mb reducing rapidly; Temperature 4.6c ; Relative humidity :88%; Wind:  2mph SW; Rain this month : 26.8mm; Rain this year : 500.2mm.

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