There is plenty of cloud cover around as I write this blog at (approximately) 08:30 hours. The radar images, however, tell me we will see some odd brighter spells breaking through (the often) high to medium height cloud cover.
As my heading suggests today is going to be an average sort of day temperature wise for this time and day of the year. Since I began keeping formal records in 2010 our average temperature at the time of my morning observations is 6.3c. The lowest air temperature was 1.8c (at 08:42 hours so very similar timing) in 2012. The highest early morning temperature was 9.8c in 2015.
Today’s top temperature will be around 8-9c and overnight our minimum temperature will be around 3c.
Today’s wind will be mostly deriving from a WSW-WNW arc. Regular readers will be aware that this wind direction usually forms some cloud cover. Today will be no exception. The more northerly the wind direction the thinner the cloud will become. The average wind speed today will be around 6-7mph.
The rain radar images are showing that there is rain to the west of our region but the current tracking does not suggest it will reach our area. The risk of rain in our area is around 20%.
The next real risk of any rain for us is during late Sunday or the early hours of Monday when a widespread rain cloud system will move across the UK. The current suggestion from the model is that the heaviest rain will fall to the north of us.
Summary: A mild but cloudy start to the day. Some brighter spells will develop from time to time but, overall, mostly cloudy.
Observations made on 18/11/2017 at 08:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 5.9c; Air pressure : 1021mb steady; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 4 mph WSW; Rain this month : 35.8mm; Rain this year : 509.4mm
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