Today sees the jet stream in a position slightly north of our area and this will allow some warmer air from the south to reach our patch. The movement of the jet stream to this slightly northern position means that we will have partly cloudy but mild day.
(I am, however, sure that Jimmy Anderson will be delighted with the overhead conditions should he get a chance to bowl this morning at the cricket test match in Manchester. There is, however, an increased risk of rain showers the further north you travel).
Our top temperature will be in the mid 20s (23-25c) and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 15c.
During the early part of the next week the jet stream will begin to run across the centre of the UK and this will mean that we will see the average top temperature reduce to around 20-21c.
There are a few showers dotted around the UK but the majority are to the north of us. We will, however, have 25% risk of some rain in our area mid afternoon. Yesterday 0.6mm of rain fell in Hammerwich and, for this blogger, it was a most welcome visitor!
The wind today will start of light and from and general SW-S direction. As the day passes into the mid afternoon the wind will move clockwise to derive from a W-WNW direction. The average wind speed will only be around 4mph.
Summary: A partly cloudy day with the top temperature not as warm as recent days.
Observations made 06:22 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 16.3c; Air pressure : 1017mb; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 26 mm; Rain this year :471.8mm