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 pressure front will be moving northwards towards our area and although the air pressure is likely to rise to around 1012mb rain is highly likely this afternoon / evening. The risk of rain (localised shower) before noon is around 35% but this afternoon / evening the risk of rain increases to 80%. The day/night test match is likely to see some rain disruption today.
Some of the afternoon / evening rain could be accompanied by thunder too. The radar image are suggesting (at the time of my observations) that any early evening rain may also be heavy at times.
Our top temperature today is around 17-18c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.
Today’s wind will be deriving from a SW-W arc and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.
The good news, however, is that tomorrow (Saturday) looks as if will be generally dry and, at times, bright.
Summary for today: Some bright spells but also with a high risk of rain later too.
Observations made on 18/8/2017 at 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :13.7c; Air pressure : 1007mb steady; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : 2mph SW; Rain this month : 40mm; Rain this year : 370.8mm
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