Barbara the unwanted guest (WS7weather report 23-12-2016)

ws7-weather-reportToday sees an unwanted visitor arrive in town in the shape of Storm Barbara.  We will not see the real impact of the storm in our area as it is centered on the northern reaches, however, the trailing edge will still bring us some wet and windy weather.  (See image below).

The air pressure at approximately 06:30 hours was rapidly reducing and we can expect it to “bottom out” at around 1016mb by the time the “storm” is at its peak mid to late afternoon.  It is going to be a mild day with a top temperature of around 11c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 4c.

The wind speed will steadily increase up until mid afternoon and then subside again overnight.  The average wind speed will be around 10-12mph with gusts of up to 35mph.  When the storm peaks the average wind speed will be around 20mph.  The wind will be deriving from the S-SSW for the majority of the day.

We have a 90% risk of rain today and the highest risk is mid to late afternoon.  Some of the rain could be heavy so try to plan your journeys for this morning if you can.

Summary :  A breezy but mild morning very becoming windy and wet this afternoon.

Observations made on 23/12/2016 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.1c; Air pressure : 1024.9mb; Relative humidity  90%; Wind  13 mph S; Rain this month : 13.6mm; Rain this year : 711mm

Hammerwich weather, Lichfield weather, Burntwood, weather, Brownhills weather, Bloxwich weather, Pelsall weather, WS7 weather, Walsall weather

Image showing storm centred to the North of the UK

Surface pressure GFS Fr 23.12.2016 15 GMT

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