Overnight was very warm with the minimum temperature at 16.3c at 05:38 hours but this is just the prelude to what is going to be a very warm day indeed!
Our top temperature today will be around 31c (maybe 1 or 2c higher) and the UV factor will be extremely high at 8. If you are going to spend anytime outdoors you really must ensure that your skin is well protected from the sun. It is certainly a day for the beach and not the office.
Today’s extreme heat is caused by the jet stream sitting below the UK hence bringing us a clear sky. This is then “enhanced” by warm winds from thew SE.
It will be a very warm and sticky night tonight too with a minimum temperature of around 22c. The Birmingham Mail published a few ideas on how to keep cool on hot nights that you might find useful.
As the day begins to cool (from around 18:00 hours) there is a moderate risk of thunderstorms developing in the area. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning. It is difficult to assess the actual risk in our area at this time of day as the system will develop very quickly.
The wind today will be deriving from the SE and the average wind speed will be around 5mph.
Summary: A very warm day with the risk of a thundery shower later.
Observations made 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 18.4c; Air pressure : 1017.8mb; Relative humidity 85%; Wind : Calm; Rain this month : 25.4 mm; Rain this year :471.2mm