It is an overcast start to the day and, sadly, that is how the remainder of the day will pan out. The satellite images are showing that the majority of the UK will be covered in a general medium to high cloud bed that we prevent too many sunny spells breaking through.
It will, however, be a mild day (temperature wise) with our top thermometer reading reaching around 12-13c. This will feel more like 10c with the wind chill but even this wind chilled figure is still mild. Overnight will also remain mild with a minimum temperature of around 10c.
The breeze will be present for the majority of the day and it will be deriving from the WSW-W. The average wind speed will be around 6-7mph.
The radar images are showing plenty of rain clouds arounf but these are centred on the higher ground to the W and N of us. There is, still, however, a 60% risk of rain showers in our area particularly during the afternoon.
My advice would be, if you are going out, to take your hat with you just in case!
There is, however, a good outdoor event to consider visiting today (and tomorrow) at Chasewater Railway. Brownhills Bob has highlighted and detailed this event in his recent blog posting.
Summary for today : A cloudy day but remaining mild. A 60% risk of rain showers this afternoon.
Observations made on 18/3/2017 at 08:02 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.3c; Air pressure : 1008mb; Relative humidity 87%; Wind : 6 mph WSW; Rain this month : 24.8mm; Rain this year : 124.8mm
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