Monthly Archives: April 2016

The same as yesterday?

There is a saying in weather forecasting that if you state that “the weather today will be the same as yesterday” then 80% of the time you would be right.  In overview today will be like yesterday with spells of … Continue reading

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Today and the weekend’s weather

It is with some bright sunshine that we start the day and brighter spells will be a frequent visitor throughout the day. There is, however, a 65% risk of some rain showers this afternoon although, at the time of observation, … Continue reading

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Cold overnight

It was cold earlier this morning with the thermometer reaching a low of -0.1c at 04:20 hours. We will see the best part of the day first thing this morning with some bright a sunny spells accompanying us on our … Continue reading

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Don’t believe all that is written

It is another cold start to the day with the and the air temperature was as low as 1.1c at 05:33 hours this morning.  There will, however, be some bright spells first thing this morning that will help lift the spirits. … Continue reading

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A day for wearing your gloves?

It is a cold start to the day today with the air temperature, at approximately 06:45 hours, only around 1.8c.  The cool NW wind will make sure that the remainder of the day also stays on the chilly side.  It … Continue reading

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A little unsettled

It will not take long to spot that it is a cloudy and damp start to the commute to work or school.  The risk of further rain during the “drive time” this morning is around 75-80%.  The air pressure, at … Continue reading

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A gift this week from the North

It is a generally cloudy start to the day with medium to high cloud cover giving way to low to medium cover as the afternoon passes. We have already received some light rainfall during the early hours of the morning … Continue reading

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Much ado about nothing.

After a cloud light night, when the temperature reached a low of 2.4c at 05:51 hours, this morning we start the day with some bright spells. I am pleased to be able to report that today will be a generally … Continue reading

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Not so bright.

It will not take too long to notice that today starts off far cloudier than the more recent days and it is with a general medium to high cloud cover that we will spend the day. The cloud cover does … Continue reading

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The Queen’s birthday weather.

Today is the Queen’s 90th birthday and so it is incumbent upon me to, hopefully, report that today will see some good weather to help her celebrate the day!! Here goes. The surface air pressure continues to reduce slowly and by the end … Continue reading

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Surface pressure remaining high

For the second day high air pressure is centred on the UK although, as the day passes, we will see a slight reduction in the barometer reading.  This will not, however, spoil what will be another very pleasant day. Over … Continue reading

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What risk of rain?

Today sees a continuation of the improved weather picture.  High surface air pressure is centred on the UK today and this will bring some settled and mild weather to our area today.  We can expect the surface air pressure to … Continue reading

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A pleasant start to the week

It is a cloudy but relatively mild start to the day today compared to yesterday.  The overnight minimum temperature was 3.1c at 03:03 hours compared to the low of 0.8c we encountered the previous night. This is a much more pleasant … Continue reading

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A good day for a walk

Today starts off with some grass frost as the air temperature reduced to 0.8c earlier this morning (around 06:00 hours).  The good news, however, is that the air pressure is increasing rapidly and for today, at least, the risk of … Continue reading

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Will April showers continue?

  April 2016 is certainly turning out to be a wet month with 73.6mm of rainfall so far (264mm for the year so far).  Our rivers and reservoirs must be well topped up by now. After the sleet that fell … Continue reading

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A bit of a flood!

Last night saw some very heavy rainfall with around 25mm of rain falling in a very short period of time.  This led to some flooding on the local roads and in Hammerwich some of the roads became impassable as the rain … Continue reading

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Overcast start but will it improve?

It is a mild start to the day with the air temperature already at 8.7c at 06:30 hours.  As the day passes we will see the top temperature climb up to around 13c.  Overnight will also be generally mild with … Continue reading

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A very bright start

It is a bright start to the day with the sun breaking through thin low-level cloud. Although the air temperature at 06:30 hours was only around 3.6c the day will soon warm up and we will see a top temperature … Continue reading

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Plenty of rain yesterday.

There was plenty of rain falling in our area last night and overnight.  In total we have received over 14mm of rain in the last 24 hours.  The radar images show that we could just catch the edge of a … Continue reading

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Back to school weather.

We have seen over 6mm of rain fall during the early hours of this morning and that now makes the monthly rainfall total 38mm.  This, so far, is above average for the month as the expected total rainfall in April … Continue reading

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