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 and there is a 55% chance of some further isolated showers in our area today but, overall, it will be a dry day with some occasional brighter spells.
The major feature of the next few days will be the N-NW wind that will be bringing with it some cool air to the UK. There has been a lot of speculation in some of the press about the risk of snow falling during the week. The current charts show that the risk of snow is very low in our area (a maximum risk of 12%) and, even then, the risk is only for sleet at our height above sea level. It will, however, be cooler at times than of late – especially in the wind.
Today’s top temperature will around 9c but in the wind chill this will feel more like 6-7c. Overnight the temperature will reduce to a low around 3-4c. Last night’s minimum temperature was 2.3c.
The wind will be deriving from a NW-N arc and the average wind speed will be around 7mph.
Following my addition of Shakespeare’s sonnet yesterday that mentioned Spring regular reader @palfreygeoff contacted me to recommend Chaucer’s comments in his work “The Cantebury Tales”. Thanks Geoff!
In April the sweet showers fall
And pierce the drought of March to the root and all The veins are bathed in liquor of such power
As brings about the engendering of the flower
Summary: A generally dry day but with a cool northerly wind.
Observations made 08:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.9c; Air pressure : 1021.7mb; Relative humidity : 84%; Wind : 5mph N; Rain this month : 76.4mm ; Rain this year : 267.6mm
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