Light rain greets the day and by 09:00 hours over 4mm of rain had fallen in Hammerwich.
The radar images show that we are on the western edge of a rain system that is gradually moving down the UK. This system will bring a high risk of rain to our area this morning and into mid afternoon. The risk of rain beyond 09:00 hours today is 95%.
The rain does, however, mean that it will be a little warmer than recent days with a top temperature of around 8c and an overnight low of around 6c.
The wind will deriving from the WNW-NW for the majority of the day.
Looking ahead the GFS ensemble model shows that it will be mild for the next few days before becoming cool next weekend. The image below shows that around the 22nd of the month will be the coolest of the forthcoming days when the average temperature will be around zero centigrade.
As with all longer term forecasts the chance of change increases. The GFS model, however, generally accurately reflects the likely trend and, therefore, we can safely assume that we are likely to see a forthcoming spell of cool weather.
Summary for today : Rain to start to the day. Remaining cloudy throughout.
Observations made on 15/1/2017 at 09:10 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.2c; Air pressure : 1021mb; Relative humidity 88%; Wind 7 mph WSW; Rain this month : 25.2mm; Rain this year : 25.2mm
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GFS Ensemble showing average temperature over the next few days. (http://www.netweather.tv)