After yesterday’s glorious sunshine when many of us were able to get outside, even if only for a lunchtime walk, today will be much more of a cloudyand cool day.
The rain radar images are showing just a few rogue rain clouds that will pass through our area between 07:00 and 11:00 hours. Whilst the majority will simply blow by there is still a 40% risk of some light rain or drizzle.
Our top temperature today will be around 7c which is a lot cooler than the same time and day last year when the thermometer was reading around 11c.
The wind will be light as the air pressure will only reduce a little as the day passes (from 1028mb to 1024mb) but the wind will be deriving from the cold NE. The average wind speed will only be 2 -3mph but even at this low speed it will add a real chill to the air.
Looking ahead the GFS ensemble (see image below) is suggesting that we will see a dip in air temperature at the end of the month and towards the beginning few days of March so don’t put away your scarf and gloves just yet!
Summary: Increasing air pressure will help bring some clear spells and a dry day. Breezy at times but generally pleasant.
Observations made on 21/2/2018 at 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.9c; Air pressure : 1027.9 mb steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind :Calm; Rain this month : 26.4mm; Rain this year : 85.8mm
GFS ensemble model (www.netweather.tv) suggesting a reduction in average air temperature over the next week or so.
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