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 into the second day of a six day cold spell. In completely the reverse situation we are, today, on the first day of a warmer spell that is likely to last all week. This mild spell is being created by the jet stream running across the UK from W to E after firstly picking up milder air via a loop in the SW.
Our top temperature today will be around 8c and overnight the low will be around 5 to 6c.
Today will be a generally dry day with regular cloud cover and the occasional bright spell. If, however, you want to pop the washing out then the risk of any rain is only around 15%. Tomorrow we are likely to see some rain showers. So far this year we have received 20% more precipitation than this time last year.
Today’s wind will be deriving from a SW-W arc and the average wind speed will be around a gentle 4-6mph.
Summary: A mild day and generally remaining dry.
Observations made on 22/1/2018 at 06:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.2c; Air pressure : 1002.7mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 92%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 42mm; Rain this year : 42mm
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