Yesterday’s rain certainly removed the need to water the hanging baskets and vegetable boxes with nearly 40mm of rain falling in our area (39.6mm). Most of the rainfall was during a two-three hour period early evening. The extreme levels of rainfall that parts of Walsall and Birmingham received on Thursday was felt by us yesterday.
For today the Met Office have issued another yellow warning of the risk of further heavy rain. The warning stretches to large parts of the UK. The problem is that, until almost the last hour or so, it is difficult, if not impossible, to predict where the heavy rain will fall.
The radar images are showing that, this morning, our area will be covered in a general cloud cover and there is a risk of some light showers. The general cloud cover will remain for the larger part of the day.
The risk of the heavier rain, as you are probably spotting the pattern now, will be during the mid to late afternoon and early evening. The risk of rain at this period is around 65%.
Our top temperature will be around 19c today and the minimum overnight will be around 14c.
Today’s wind will be deriving from the NW to start the day before moving clockwise to end the day from the SW. The average wind speed will be around 4mph.
Summary: A cloudy day with further risk of heavy rain.
Observations made 07:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 15.2c; Air pressure : 10o9.9mb; Relative humidity 82%; Wind : 2mph NNW; Rain this month : 40.2mm; Rain this year :375.2mm