Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wet and breezy to start the day (WS7 weather report 31-1-2018)

We start the day off with an air temperature of around 6c but as the day passes the air temperature will reduce steadily and by noon the thermometer will be reading only around 4c.  Overnight will see a further reduction … Continue reading

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Frosty start to the day (WS7 weather report 30-1-2018)

it is a very cool and frosty start to the day with the air temperature at 06:30 hours only just reaching 1.6c.  The overnight low was 1.2c at 05:00 hours. The good news is that we will see some bright … Continue reading

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A very mild start (WS7 weather report 29-1-2018)

It is a very mild start to the day with the air temperature at 06:31 hours near 10c (9.8c). The other noticeable feature during my early observations was the stiff SSW-WSW breeze.   At 00:34 hours the wind speed reached 30mph. … Continue reading

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Double figures (WS7 weather report 28-1-2018)

It is an extremely mild start to the day with the air temperature already (at 08:30 hours) into double figures. The day will reach a top temperature of around 12-13c and even overnight the minimum temperature will only be around … Continue reading

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Early rain (WS7 weather report 27-1-2018)

As I write this blog (at approximately 07:10 hours) the air pressure is reducing rapidly and the rain radar images are showing that there is a widespread band of rain about to pass thorough our area. The good news is … Continue reading

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A day for washing? (WS7 weather report 26-1-2018)

If you want to put out some washing to dry then today would be a good day to attempt it as the day looks set to be generally dry with only light winds.  To confirm my thoughts the barometer reading, … Continue reading

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A bit of improvement (WS7 weather report 25-1-2018)

Today sees the weather improve  little and, at least, we are unlikely to see anything like the heavy downpour we encountered yesterday morning. We still have a 60% risk of some showers today but these are likely to be short-lived.  … Continue reading

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Not a nice start to the day (WS7 weather report 24-1-2018)

It is a very breezy start to the day with the wind blowing at around force six to seven on the Beaufort scale. This will see the anemometer showing average wind speeds of around 20 mph and with gusts of … Continue reading

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Damp start to the day (WS7 weather report 23-1-2018)

At the time of my observations (approximately 06:30 hours) 1mm of rain had already fallen in our area and the radar images showed that there is more light rain likely during this morning’s commute. The risk of rain during this … Continue reading

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Warmer but wetter than last year (WS7 weather report 22-1-2018)

After yesterday’s snowy interlude today starts off mild with the air temperature already above 6c at the time of my observations (approximately 06;30 hours). Last year the air temperature at 08:30 hours was a cold -0.4c as we were settled … Continue reading

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It’s snowing! (WS7 weather report 21-1-2018)

With snow / sleet steadily falling at 09:00 hours you may be surprised to hear that this cold weather is actually a sign of better things to come – but it is. Firstly, we will have to deal with a … Continue reading

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Miserable start to the weekend. (WS7 weather report 20-1-2018)

It is a cool and very overcast start to the day with the air temperature, at approximately 08:00 hours, only just above 2c. The rain radar images showed that, at the time of observation, our area was sitting in area … Continue reading

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Today and the outlook for the weekend. (WS7 weather report 19-1-2018)

It is a cold start to the day with some light grass frost and possibly icy patches around.  The air temperature was only 0.5c at 06:41 hours and, therefore, you will need to wrap up warm when you step outside … Continue reading

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How windy was it in the night? (WS7 weather report 18-1-2018)

During the early hours of this morning strong winds were operating in our area and at 02:43 hours my weather station recorded at top speed of 40mph. This morning the synoptic charts and my weather station are showing that the … Continue reading

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Odd flurry of snow (WS7 weather report 17-1-2018)

Yesterday saw the odd light flurry of snow and today will present a similar level of risk (around 25%).  What is, however, for certain is that it will be a cold start to the day with a stiff breeze. The … Continue reading

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Chilly start – Any risk of snow? (WS7 weather report 16-1-2018)

It is a chilly and breezy start to the day.  Over the next couple of days we enter a phase of low pressure from the north that will bring a strong breeze, cool air temperatures, rain and possibly the odd … Continue reading

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Inclement weather (WS7 weather report 15-1-2018)

The air pressure, at the time of my observations, was reducing rapidly and had already fallen below the 1000mb mark.  Regular readers will know that anytime we see the barometer reading fall below 1000mb then inclement weather is likely. Today … Continue reading

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My first car – Austin A40 6480 FD

Today’s little poem is about my first ever car in 1976 when I was seventeen.  The car was an Austin A40 (Farina model) and was built about 1957-8.  I know for certain that the car was older than me at … Continue reading

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A change afoot (WS7 weather report 14-1-2018)

A quick look out of the window during this morning’s observations sees a very overcast sky and, sadly, it is unlikely that we will see many bright spells today.  The good news in, however, is that it will remain dry … Continue reading

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Lots of variation over the years (WS7 weather report 13-1-2018)

Today sees us with a mild start to the day with the air temperature at 06:53 hours near to 5c.  Looking back through my records it is interesting to see the wide variation of temperature we have encountered, over the … Continue reading

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