As widely reported today sees the day when ex-hurricane Ophelia moves closest to our area and will, therefore, have some impact on our weather pattern.
It is important to note that we will not feel the worst impact of the storm. This will be centred around Ireland and the north-western coasts of Wales, England and eventually Scotland.
The tightly packed low pressure system that the ex-hurricane brings with it will, however, have some impact in our area.
Firstly, this morning we will see intermittent showers up to around 10:30-100:00 hours. short-lived. These will be light in nature and generally short-lived. The cloud bed will fragment and clear as the day passes to leave us with some bright spells.
Secondly, we will see a rise in air temperature up to around 20-21c. This is likely to be record high for the day. The record was previously 17c in 1995. It will, however, not be a record high for the month of October.
Finally, we will see an increase in the wind speed. The SW wind will getting up to storm force 5 and possibly touching 6. The wind speeds will average around 20mph and gusts speeds could double that. The wind will begin to increase from around noon with the peak around tea time. The wind will slowly reduce in speed from around 03:00 hours tomorrow morning.
Summary: Some early showers. The day will brighten but become very breezy.
Observations made on 16/10/2017 at 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 14.9c; Air pressure : 1013.4mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 5.8mm; Rain this year : 457.4mm
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