Monthly Archives: January 2016

A cool and damp start but will it get warmer?

It is a cool and miserable start to the last day of January 2016.  At the time of observation 1.4mm of rain had fallen in our area and the prospect of further precipitation up to midday is around 95%. This … Continue reading

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Weather prospects for today and the first part of February.

The good news for today is that the air pressure is gradually rising and the distance between the  points of similar pressure are getting further apart.  This means that the risk of rain reduces as the day passes (after 11:00 … Continue reading

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Windy day

It will have been difficult not to notice how breezy it is this morning.  Gusts speeds, at the time of observation (06:00 hours), were around 40mph and the average wind speed around 18-20mph. This windy theme, with similar wind speeds … Continue reading

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A bright start but you will need your warm coat

It is a cool start to the day with the overnight minimum temperature reaching 2.1c at 05:35 hours this morning.  With a steady breeze blowing this morning the air temperature will feel more like 2-3c lower than the thermometer is … Continue reading

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It will be cool overnight tonight

This morning sees the air pressure, once again, reducing to around the 1000mb mark.  This low pressure system is bringing some rain and increased wind speeds to our area first thing this morning but the picture will change. Up to … Continue reading

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Hold tight to your hat

The barometer, at the time of observation, was telling us that the surface air pressure was reducing rapidly and the synoptic charts are showing that a tightly packed low pressure system is moving in a general west to east direction … Continue reading

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A subtle change in the weather patttern

It is an early start for me today and so I have posted this report a little earlier than usual.  Please accept my apologies if this causes you any inconvenience. At the time of observation (approximately 05:30 hours) the air … Continue reading

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A very mild start to a January day

It is a very mild start to the day with the air temperature already above 12c at 08:30 hours. We can expect to see the thermometer “inch” a little further during the day to reach a maximum of around 14c. … Continue reading

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Get out and about during the daylight hours

  This morning and the early afternoon are going to be a good time for getting out and about.  During the morning the air pressure will be high but as the day passes into late afternoon we will see the … Continue reading

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It is warmer but wet

Today sees us start off nearly 9c warmer than yesterday.  Our air temperature at 06:30 hours this morning was  6.4c whilst at the corresponding time yesterday we were only at -1.5c. The downside is that it is going to a … Continue reading

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Last of the frosty starts?

Today sees the last of the frosty mornings for a few days at least. The minimum air temperature overnight was -2.2c at 01:44 hours and this has left us with a widespread frost.  Care will need to be taken on … Continue reading

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Is this typical weather for the time of year?

Last night the air temperature fell below freezing point with the overnight low reaching -1.3c at 05:42 hours.  This morning is, however, warmer than last year when the air temperature, at 06:32 hours,  was -2.9c. Just to show how typical … Continue reading

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Not as cold as last year.

It was a cold night last night with the air temperature at 06:30 hours this morning still at -1c.  this is, however, not as cold as last year when, at a similar time, the air temperature was -2.1c.  The cold overnight … Continue reading

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It will be cold overnight.

At the time of observation (approximately 06:30 hours) the air pressure was reducing slowly and the radar images were showing that we were on the eastern fringes of some light rain cloud. For this morning this means that we have … Continue reading

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Snow covered ground.

As we discussed yesterday a light covering of snow did fall in our area last night / overnight but there is no real accumulation.  If you step out this morning the greater risk to you will be from hidden ice patches … Continue reading

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Brrrr it’s chilly and with a risk of snow too.

The air temperature at around 09:00 hours is around -0.4c and there is frost and ice all around.  Great care should be taken on untreated roads and paths today. You can often see the weather pattern change and today will … Continue reading

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Snow on the ground

Today sees us start the day off with a light covering of snow on the ground.  There is an 65% risk of us receiving a few more flurries during the commuting hours to work this morning but we will not … Continue reading

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How much more snow today?

Our area wakes up to its first view of snow for 2016 but it is very wet and restricted to the grass as it mixes with the rain.  The risk of sleet will continue until mid morning after which will … Continue reading

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A cool start but then what? WS7 weather 13/1/2016

Our area has seen some overnight / early morning rain deposited but the radar images are showing that the rest of the morning should be a generally dry one.  The risk of further rain this morning is only around 20%. … Continue reading

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Cool with the wind chill.

It will be a breezy day today with an average wind speed of around 10mph and gusts of around 25mph.  The wind will not be damaging but the chilling effect of the breeze will make the air temperature feel around … Continue reading

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