Calm before the storm? (WS7 weather report 20-9-2018)

smalllogoOur area had already seen some overnight rain by the time of my observations and the rain radar images and forecast models show that we are 99% certain of seeing further rain in our area today.  Some of the rain could be moderate to heavy.

It is a slightly cooler start to the day with the air temperature at 06:30 hours 11.5c.  this is very similar to the same day last year. Today’s top temperature will be around 18c.  The overnight minimum temperature will be around 9c.

The synoptic charts show that there will only be a light breeze blowing first thing this morning but as the day passes into the afternoon the points of similar air pressure will become more closely spaced.  This is a clear indication that the wind speeds will increase.

Most models suggest that we can expect average wind speeds of around 15mph this afternoon.  Gusts speeds will be around 30-35mph (Beaufort scale 6 to 7).  The wind will be deriving from S-SW direction.   The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for high winds in our area between 18:00 today and 09:00 hours tomorrow.

Summary for today : A mild day with a high risk of rain.  Becoming windy during the afternoon and evening.

Observations made on 20/9/2018 at 06:24 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.5c; Air pressure : 1010.2mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm ; Rain this month : 17.2mm; Rain this year : 368.2mm

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