Windy today and over the weekend? (WS7 weather report 21-9-2018)

smalllogoDuring the early hours (00:34 hours) my slightly sheltered anemometer recorded wind speeds of 35mph.  The average wind speed at the time of my observations (06:30 hours) was around 9mph.

During the daylight hours we will see the wind remain breezy (average speed around 12mph with gusts of around 25-28mph) and deriving from the WSW-W.  From around 18:00 hours the points of similar air pressure will begin to widen and by tomorrow we will see a much calmer day (wind wise) develop.

The high winds speeds will, however, return to our area again on Sunday (see image below showing ‘closeness’ of the points of similar air pressure).  I will discuss this situation more over the weekend.

Today will see some bright spells with the risk of rain during the morning commute and again during points in the afternoon.  The main body of the rain systems in the UK are away from our area (more to the north) but we are 80% likely to catch a few fragmented showers.

Our top temperature will be around 14c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 9c.

Synoptic chart for Sunday showing closely spaced points of similar air pressure (developing strong winds).  Image

Summary for today : A breezy start but becoming less windy during the later parts of the day.  Sunshine and the occasional showers.

Observations made on 21/9/2018 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 8.2c; Air pressure : 1000.6mb rising rapidly; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : 12mph WSW ; Rain this month : 34mm; Rain this year : 385mm

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