Monthly Archives: August 2017

End of the Met Summer (WS7 weather report 31-8-2017)

Although there are another three weeks to go before the equinox (the event that will mark the end of the astronomical summer and the beginning of the autumn) today sees the last day of the meteorological summer.  The Met Office … Continue reading

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Grey and featureless (WS7 weather report 30-8-2017)

As we rapidly head towards the end of the meteorological summer the weather seems to be testing out some of its autumnal features with today’s “trial” starting off with a grey featureless sky. We can expect some light rain / … Continue reading

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After the Bank Holiday heat (WS7 weather report 29-8-2017)

After yesterday’s glorious day when the top temperature, in our area, was 25.1c at 15:28 hours, today returns to a little more normality. The air pressure is beginning to reduce slowly and, at the time of my observations, as around … Continue reading

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Cirrus and Contrails to start the day (WS7 weather report 28-8-2017)

It is another bright start to the day after it being quite warm overnight.  The minimum overnight /early morning temperature was 13.5c at 05:54 hours this morning. As I made my observations this morning there were feathery streaks of  Cirrus … Continue reading

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A seat in the garden (WS7 weather report 27-8-2017)

It is a bright and sunny start to the day and the good news is that this good weather will remain with us all day.  If you are planning a trip out or even to just to sit in the … Continue reading

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Food, Scarecrows and Steam Weather (WS7 weather report 26-8-2017)

The last Bank Holiday before Christmas is upon us and there are so many events to see and visit during the weekend.  These events are spearheaded by the Lichfield Food Festival but there is also, among others, the Scarecrow Spectacular … Continue reading

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Better than last year (WS7 weather report 25-8-2017)

It is a mild but cloudy start but the good news is that the surface air pressure will remain high at around the 1016mb mark all day.  For us this means that we are set for a dry day with … Continue reading

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Greater promise (WS7 weather report 24-8-2017)

Today starts off much brighter and offering greater promise (weather wise) than we have encountered over the last few days. The barometer is showing an air pressure reading of 1014mb and the synoptic charts are suggesting that the low pressure … Continue reading

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A glimmer of hope (WS7 weather report 23-8-2017)

Today, once again, starts of with a general cloud cover and you should not be surprised if, with the relative humidity at 89% first thing this morning, that there isn’t a little drizzle around too.  The risk of any measurable … Continue reading

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Is this still summer? (WS7 weather report 22-8-2017)

It is a misty, mild and drizzly start to the day and, with this evidence, it is hard to think that we are supposed to still be in the throes of summer. At 01:34 hours the air temperature was still … Continue reading

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What a grey start (WS7 weather report 21-8-2017)

It is a very cloudy grey start to the day and, sadly, that is how the rest of the day will generally pan out.  The clouds will briefly dissipate later in the evening but overall, it will be an overcast … Continue reading

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A bright start in Hammerwich (WS7 weather report 20-8-2017)

It is a very bright start to the morning and the barometer is showing that the air pressure is rising slowly.  We can also expect to see plenty of bright spells before lunch with only a 10% risk of rain. … Continue reading

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V Festival and Test Match weather (WS7 weather report 19-8-2017)

Today starts off bright and breezy and the good news is that the air pressure will slowly rise from around 1013.6mb to 1020mb by late tonight. We are not completely out of the woods, rain wise, and there are some … Continue reading

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Rain could stop play (WS7 weather report 18-8-2017)

It is a bright start to the day but the rain radar images are showing that there are a few localised rain carrying clouds passing through or near our area this morning. The synoptic charts also show that the low … Continue reading

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Some play today? (WS7 weather report 17-8-2017)

This morning has seen nearly 9mm of rain fall in our area and there is still a 90% chance of a few drops more before 09:00 hours. The good news is that the rain cloud system will, by mid morning, … Continue reading

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A cooler start (WS7 weather report 16-8-2017)

After yesterday’s clear and sunny spells it was inevitable that, without the some dense overnight cloud cover, today would start off a little cooler than of late.  This morning’s thermometer confirms this thought. During the night the air temperature reduced … Continue reading

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Much more like it (WS7 weather report 15-8-2017)

As we wake this morning some light cloud is allowing bright sunshine to break through.  Today is looking much more like a summer’s day should. As the day passes the air pressure will rise a little and will end the … Continue reading

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A little precipitation (WS7 weather report 14-8-2017)

As I write this post (approximately 06:30 hours) some light drizzle is falling.  A quick look at the rain radar images shows that we are at the leading edge of a system of rain cloud  that will make its way … Continue reading

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Same as last year (WS7 weather report 13-8-2017)

It is a great start to the day with some bright sunshine in our area.  The barometer is also showing that the surface air pressure is high and will remain so throughout the day. There will be a slight air … Continue reading

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Grease is the word (WS7 weather report 12-8-2017)

It is a cloudy start to the day but the good news is that the barometer is showing that the surface air pressure is rising slowly. This is good news for those who want to be out and about. By … Continue reading

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