It is going to be a cold day today. At 01:16 hours the air temperature was a chilly -3.1c and even at daybreak it was still only -1.5c and frosty.
This cold spell, as you are probably aware, is due to cold winds being delivered to our area from a NE-E direction. If it any consolation the air temperature in Russia is around -26c at the moment.
We will see the odd brighter spells today but it will be more often cloud. These clouds bring a 40% risk of precipitation some of which could fall as light snow. The risk of any disruptive accumulation is very low.
Today’s NE -ENE wind will average a speed of around 7mph which will mean the top air temperature of 1c will feel more like -1c (Steadmann method).
After today the risk of snow increases.
At the moment it looks as if we could see some snow on all but Thursday this week. The Met office are currently issuing an Amber (high risk) warning for disruption tomorrow. My current view is that we could see 6-10mm of snow tomorrow and more regular snow falls on Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday could see up to 12-15mm. Friday currently looks as if we could see the heaviest precipitation but I am not going to put a figure on snow accumulation at this stage as much can change between now and then.
Summary: A cold day with a 40% of some light precipitation possibly falling as light snow. No disruption is likely.
Observations made on 26/2/2018 at 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -1.4c; Air pressure : 10331.1 mb steady; Relative humidity 86%; Wind :2 mph NE; Rain this month : 26.4mm; Rain this year : 85.8mm
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