It is a bitterly cold start to the day (and new month) with the air temperature at approximately 06:05 hours only -5.3c. With a stiff 10mph NE/ENE breeze it will feel more like -11c when you step outside.
This time last year the air temperature was 2.2c at 06:30 hours with a daytime top temperature of 7c.
At the time of my observations this morning light snow was falling and we can expect further light flurries to remain with us throughout the morning commute. Whilst the accumulation will be minimal (approx 5mm) the additional snow and freezing temperatures will make the roads and paths slippery. Great care should be taken stepping outside today. You will also need to wrap up warm.
The risk of further snow this morning (up to around 10:30 hours) is 76% after than period the risk reduces to between 10% and 40%. The greatest risk in the remainder of the day will be around tea time.
Today’s wind will be deriving throughout the day from the ENE/NE and it will be bringing very cold air with it. Our top temperature today will be around -3c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around -4c. The wind chill at -3c will make it feel like -7c when you step outside. (Steadmann method of calculation).
Summary: A breezy and very cold day with snow flurries this morning.
Observations made on 01/3/2018 at 06:11 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : –5.3c; Air pressure : 1008.6 mb reducing rapidly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind :11 mph NE; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 86mm
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