Today’s weather will be very much the “warm up act” for what looks like a very pleasant day tomorrow. We should, however, not write off today.
For today (Saturday) the majority of the daylight hours will see plenty of cloud cover . The cloud will be at low (500 feet-6,000) and high heights (above 14,000 feet) this morning moving to a mid height (6,000-14,000 feet) during the afternoon. This is good news for the cricket teams that bowls first if they have some swing bowlers in their team. Conditions will be less favourable for swing as the afternoon passes and the clouds clear.
During the later parts of the afternoon that we will see some fragmentation allowing for some brighter spells. As the evening passes the sky will clear setting the scene for more general sunshine tomorrow. This clear sky will also allow our astronomer friends to make some observations.
Today will be a mild day with a top temperature of 20c and an overnight low of around 10c. There is a 20% risk of rain showers during late afternoon (16:00 hours) around the time that the temperature peaks (creating some convection currents) but most areas should remain dry.
The wind will be deriving from the NE-ENE throughout the day. The winds will be light with an average speed of around 3-4mph.
Summary: A generally cloudy day but with only a very low risk of rain. Sky will clear later.
Observations made 08:14 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 15c; Air pressure : 1017.7mb; Relative humidity 85%; Wind : 1mph ENE; Rain this month : 0.2mm ; Rain this year : 335.2mm