It is a very cold start to the day and, as I made my observations at 06:00 hours (approximately), light snow (along with the surface air pressure) was slowly falling in our area.
We can expect further snow showers as the day passes but the radar images show that we are mainly on the eastern edge of the system and, therefore, we will see slightly better conditions than other areas i.e. towards Shropshire and Wales. (see image below).
We can still expect around 0.5 to 0.8mm of precipitation which, if falling as snow, could generate between 3 and 7mm of accumulation.
It will, however, be a cold day with a top temperature of only 0c and the overnight low will be around -5c. The majority of our day today will be spent with the air temperature in minus figures. When you take into account the wind chill the air temperature will feel more like -4c for the majority of the day (Steadmann method).
Today’s wind will be deriving from the cold NW-NNE arc. The average wind speed will be around 6mph.
Summary: A cold day with a 80% risk of some snow showers but, in the main, these will be light.
Observations made on 27/2/2018 at 06:10 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -2.3c; Air pressure : 1027.8 mb reducing slowly; Relative humidity 87%; Wind :2 mph N; Rain this month : 26.4mm; Rain this year : 85.8mm
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Radar images showing areas of snowfall (red patches) this morning (27-2-2018) http://www.raintoday.co.uk.