Many people today will be “hitting” the shops as Christmas rapidly approaches and so I am pleased to be able to report that a ridge of high pressure (around 1036-37mb) will be sitting above our area throughout the day.
This high pressure will bring some still air and, therefore, some mist first thing this morning and it will be a generally cloudy day with just the occasional brighter spell. The cloud will be generally at medium height increasing to low, medium and high density later in the day. Despite the cloud the risk of measurable rain today is only around 7%.
The top temperature today will be around 7-8c and overnight the minimum temperature reached will be around 4-5c.
Due to the high pressure the winds will be light at only around 2-4mph. The wind will be deriving from the WSW for much of the day.
Looking ahead to Christmas Eve and Christmas day. A low pressure system will be just catching the edge of our area. We can, therefore, expect overcast conditions with just the odd shower. The air temperature will vary little from today.
Summary : A misty start. Generally cloudy but dry and mild.
Observations made on 17/12/2016 at 08:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 7.2c; Air pressure : 1037.1mb; Relative humidity 88%; Wind calm; Rain this month : 12.8mm; Rain this year : 710.2mm
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