It was a cloudy and breezy start to the day although the air temperature, at approximately 06:30 hours, was still relatively high at 8.3c. The wind chill will reduce the “feel” of the air temperature by around 2c.
The rain radar images are showing that there is a band of widespread rain that will sweep across the UK from a generally west to east direction. The first wave will reach our area around 09:30 hours. We may see the odd “spot” of rain before then but these are not likely to be long-lived.
There will be further bands of rain passing through our area during the daylight hours. The risk of rain today is high at 86%.
It will also be a breezy day with an average wind speed of around 7-8mph (gust speeds of around 15mph). The wind will be generally deriving from the WSW.
Summary: An overcast day with a high risk (86%) of rain showers.
Observations made on 24/4/2018 at 06:25 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 8.8; Air pressure : 1013.2mb steady; Relative humidity 81%; Wind : 6mph WSW; Rain this month : 47.8mm; Rain this year : 215mm
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