Winter Solstice (WS7 weather report 21-12-2017)


Today is officially the first day of winter and also the day with the shortest number of daylight hours (winter solstice). Looking positively the night’s will, from tomorrow, get gradually brighter each day right up until mid June!

Today is going to be a mild day.  At 06:00 hours the air temperature was already at 10c and despite receiving some rain in the early hours of the day we can expect the remainder to be generally cloudy but dry.  The risk of any rain beyond 09:00 hours is only around 18%.

Our top temperature today will be around 11c and overnight the low will be around 8c.

Today’s breeze will average around 5-6mph and the general wind direction will be from a SW-W arc.

There has been a lot of “chatter” in the press about Storm Dylan bringing devastation to the UK on Christmas day.  You may recall I discussed a low pressure system to the west of us a few days ago in my blog article “Omega block”.  Looking at all of the charts and other information available to me I conclude that whilst it will be a little windier as this week passes (and as we head through the Christmas period) it does not currently look “stormy”.   As I always say in these matters 24 hours is a long time with forecasting and anything beyond 4 days is only likely to be around 30% accurate.  I will continue to monitor but, at the moment, any storm looks as if be generally restricted, over Christmas, to the northern parts of the UK.

Summary: A mild day but cloudy day.

Observations made on 21/12/2017 at 05:54 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 10c; Air pressure : 1033.7mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 1 mph SW; Rain this month : 51.6mm; Rain this year : 563.8mm

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