It is a cold and frosty start to the day although the sun is shining brightly. If you wrapped up warm it would be a lovely morning to go out for a walk.
It will not be before mid morning before we see the thermometer reach positive figures and once it does we will then see the reading soar up to 3 possibly 4c! Overnight will again be cold and frosty with the minimum temperature around -3c.
Today’s ENE breeze will be blowing at an average wind speed of around 8mph. This will not help that day feel any warmer with the wind chill (based upon the Steadmann model) reducing the feel of -1c air temperature to around -4c.
We can’t ignore the fact that there is a lot of chat about the “beast from the east” i.e. the cold winds entering our area from the east bringing a higher risk of snow.
The Met Office have issued a yellow snow warning for our area next week. Yellow warnings mean that severe disruption is likely.
My analysis shows that we are likely to see some snow on Tuesday and Wednesday (possibly moderate to heavy) as the conditions at 1.5km above the earth will be most favourable. The conditions are currently forecast as marginal on Monday and Thursday. It is really too early to predict properly for Friday as a great deal can change between now and then. The bottom line is that we need to be prepared.
Summary: A cold and slightly frosty start. Plenty of bright spells during the remainder of the day.
Observations made on 25/2/2018 at 08:09 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -1.5c; Air pressure : 1022.9 mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 87%; Wind :10 mph ENE; Rain this month : 26.4mm; Rain this year : 85.8mm
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