Some light rain greeted me at the time of observation with around 0.8mm already depositing itself in the Hammerwich area during the early hours. At the time of observations the radar images were showing that some patchy rain cloud would continue to pass through our area until around 09:00 -09:30 hours. Beyond this time the risk of rain reduces to around 25%.
The remainder of the morning and early afternoon will see a general covering of some medium height cloud (some fragmentation will take place to allow the odd bright spell but generally cloudy). From mid afternoon the cloud will lift to a higher height before medium height cloud returns. This level of cloud will bring, at times, a humid feel to the day.
Our top temperature today will be around 19-20c and overnight the minimum will be around 12-13c. Last night’s minimum temperature was 16.3c at 02:26 hours.
The cloud cover is being caused by the jet stream pushing across the UK from W to E. As we get nearer the weekend the position changes to below the UK and this should bring us some brighter weather.
The wind will start the day deriving from the SW but will then begin to move, as the morning passes, towards the WNW. The average wind speed today will be around 6mph.
Summary: Early morning rain will clear to leave a partly cloudy and, at times, humid day.
Observations made 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 16.5c; Air pressure : 1012.2mb; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : 8mph SW; Rain this month : 27.4mm; Rain this year :473.2mm