Snow on St Patrick’s Day? (WS7 weather report 17-3-2018)


It is a very cool start to St Patrick’s day as a chilled ENE wind is blowing across the UK.  At the time of my observations the air temperature was a mere 0.2c but, when stepping outside, it will feel more like -5c due to the wind chill.

The rain radar image (see below) show that snow was falling across large parts of the north and east this morning and will become a risk in our area around 09:00 hours.  You will see from the image that there are not too many dark red patches so the precipitation should be generally light.   Further risks of snow will occur in our area throughout the evening.  The risk of any precipitation today is 65%.

It will remain a cool day throughout with a high temperature of around freezing point and the minimum overnight temperature around -3c.

Today’s wind will be often brisk and cool.  The average wind speed will be around 12-15mph and gusts speeds are likely to reach around 30-35mph.

Finally, I will like to wish Bernadette and all of my Irish descendant friends a very happy St Patrick’s Day.

Summary: A very cool day with a 65% risk of precipitation falling as snow.

Observations made on 17/3/2018 at 08:07 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 0.2c; Air pressure : 1010.6mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 84%; Wind : 10 mph NE; Rain this month : 53.8 mm; Rain this year : 139.8mm

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Rain radar images show red (snow) clouds reaching our area around 09:00 hours.

Radar image (



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