Let me immediately start by wishing all of the readers of this daily blog and very healthy and peaceful 2016.
The New Year starts off with something different – frost! It has been some time since we have seen temperatures dip below freezing point but at 05:05 hours this morning the minimum air temperature was -0.1c.
At the time of my observations (09:12 hours) the air pressure is high but is has started to reduce slowly and this supports the radar images that a low pressure system, with some rain, is making its way towards our area.
We can expect the risk of rain to increase mid to late afternoon and then, more significantly (around 90% risk) from mid evening and overnight (not continuous rain throughout the period.)
As the day passes the temperature will increase slightly. At 15:00 hours we can expect the top temperature to be around 6c yet overnight this will increase to around 8-9c as the cloud cover and rain moves into our area.
The winds will be light this morning but will increase to around 8-10mph as the low pressure system moves in. (The air pressure will reduce to around 1000mb by 21:00 hours). The wind will be deriving from the ESE.
The next few days will be cool with minimum temperatures of around 2-4c.
If you want to go for a walk or cycle then this morning will be the best part of the day to “blow away the cobwebs”.
Summary: Cloudy but dry start. An increasing risk of rain as the day passes.
Observations made 09:12 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 1.5; Air pressure : 1019.8mb; Relative humidity : 88%; wind : calm; Rain this month : 0mm ; Rain this year : 0mm
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