Monthly Archives: February 2016

WS7Weather report 29 February 2016 for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich, Walsall and Pelsall areas.

It is a cold start to our day today with the air temperature still below freezing point (-0.1c) when I made my observations at approximately 06:30 hours. The lowest temperature recorded by my weather station overnight was -1.2c at 00:42 … Continue reading

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WS7Weather report 28 February 2016 for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich, Walsall and Pelsall areas.

As I write this blog (08:20 hours approximately) the air pressure is rising rapidly and will settle at around 1024mb by mid afternoon. This high pressure means that we are set for another dry day. It is, therefore, time to … Continue reading

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WS7Weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich, Walsall and Pelsall areas. 27/2/2016

At the time of my observations (08:11 hours) the air pressure was rising rapidly which indicates we are set for another generally dry day. The risk of any rain / wintry shower today is around 10%. Outside the air temperature … Continue reading

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A dull affair.

Today will see a bit of a reversal in the cloud versus clear sky contest with cloud winning for most of the day.  After yesterday’s often bright day then today will seem a dull affair. The cloud density this morning … Continue reading

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A subtle change in the weather

It is another cool start to the day but it is not quite as cold as yesterday.  Our air temperature at 06:30 today (approximately) was 0.6c and the overnight low as 0.5c. Yesterday at the same time was -0.6c. During … Continue reading

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Time for your ice scraper.

It is a cool start to the day with a generally clear sky.  At 06:30 hours the air temperature was -0.6c although the overnight low was -1.2c at 01:09 hours.  The air pressure will remain around the 1020mb mark. Care … Continue reading

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Air pressure rising.

At the time of my observations this morning there was some light rain falling.  The radar images, however, show that this will soon clear and beyond 09:30 hours the risk of rain will only be around 10%.  The surface air pressure … Continue reading

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Can I put some washing out?

After some light overnight rain today starts off mild but cloudy. The air temperature is below half of the reading yesterday (today nearly 5.5c) but it is more typical for the time of year. There is a chance (around 20% risk) of some … Continue reading

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Time to step out if you don’t mind tousled hair.

It is a very mild and breezy start to the day and that will really be the theme of the day.  The day will remain with, pretty much, 100% cloud cover throughout the day although the top temperature will reach … Continue reading

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A lot warmer than last year

Today will be a generally cloudy day but the good news is that it will be very mild. Our top temperature will be around 11c but with the wind chill this will feel more like 8c.  Overnight will also see … Continue reading

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Little change overnight.

This morning will see the best of the day as partly cloudy skies will also allow the odd brighter spell to break through.  Whilst cool to start off at around 2c we will see the temperature climb to around 8c. … Continue reading

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2016 – Over 100mm of rain so far

Yesterday 9mm of rain fell in our area and overnight the air temperature reached a low of 0.9c.  There is a risk, therefore, of some icy patches in more exposed or rural places so care should be taken when stepping … Continue reading

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Talk of snow

There is a lot of talk about snow in the Midlands today but the evidence that is currently available to me suggests that it will be generally a day of rain and sleet with only a 12% risk of some … Continue reading

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A bright start but what later?

The surface air pressure is high this morning at around 1034mb and, as you would expect with high air pressure on a winter’s day, we have some ground frost and a clear sky. The air temperature reached an overnight low … Continue reading

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Some chat about snow

It is a very cool start to the day today with the air temperature during the journey to work no greater than 1c.  With the wind chill this will feel more like -1c so your warm coat and gloves will … Continue reading

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A night for some astronomy?

After yesterday’s very cloudy day today will bring us some bright and sunny spells.  This improvement is due to the jet stream moving further south away from the UK.  The “blocking effect” of the jet stream reduces the possibility of the … Continue reading

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Not a great day for light and shade

After a few early starts this week I am back to writing this blog at a more “normal” time.  Please accept my apologies if you sometimes had difficulty finding my twitter posting. Today will see very little in the way … Continue reading

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Jet stream heading south.

Over the next few days the jet stream will be sitting well below our area and this means that over the next few days we are set for a period of cool but mostly dry weather. Today continues the theme … Continue reading

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Leave out your washing

The jet stream is now firmly seated below our area and this means that we will see a lower risk off rain and a some brighter spells.  If you want to leave out some washing today is the day to … Continue reading

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WS7Weather report for Hammerwich, Lichfield, Burntwood, Brownhills, Bloxwich, Walsall and Pelsall areas. 10/2/2016

We are going to see a nice bright day for the majority of today!  After some overnight rain (1.6mm) the air pressure, at 06:30 hours, was rising rapidly. Couple this with a NW breeze and we will see some clear … Continue reading

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