Winter Solstice Weather (WS7 weather report 21-12-2018)

smalllogoToday is the winter solstice which means we will see the fewest daylight hours.  The good news is that after today the daylight hours will very gradually begin to increase.  Today’s sunset will be around 15:55 hours today.  Sunrise will be around  08:00 hours.

It was very rainy during the early hours (particularly around 3-4am) and over 6mm of rain accumulated in our area.  The rain radar images are showing, however, that the main body of the rain cloud moved just to the north of our area around 06:00 hours.   Further showers are likely during the day with the risk being around 40-50% this morning increasing to 60% as the day passes.

So far, this month, we have received around 22% more rain than the December average (for this point of the month).

It will be  mild day with a top temperature of around 9-10c.  Overnight the minimum air temperature will be around 7c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the SSW-WSW and the average wind speed will be around 9mph.  The wind speed will increase as the morning passes.

Summary : A generally cloudy and occasionally rainy day. Becoming breezy.

Observations made on 21/12/2018 at 06:13 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 7.2c; Air pressure : 992mb reducing rapidly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 54.6mm; Rain this year : 512mm

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