Best day of the week (WS7 weather report 15-1-2019)

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This morning’s early observation (approximately 06:30 hours) noted the air temperature at 6.3c.  this is very similar to the same day in 2017 and slightly cooler (by around 1c) than last year.

For reasons I will detail below today is going to be the best day of the week weather wise.

Today will be a generally dry day with a top temperature of around 9-10c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c. The risk of rain today is no greater than 23%.

It is during the later hours of today that we will see the air pressure begin to reduce and by 18:00 hours the barometer will be reading 1012mb and by tomorrow morning the air pressure will be around 1005mb.  As the evening passes the wind speed will also increase as the points of pressure become more closely spaced.  This reduction in air pressure will bring rain to our area by tomorrow morning.

The remainder of the week will then become cool with overnight temperatures at or around freezing point.  The top temperature during the daylight hours in unlikely to be greater than 5c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the SW and the average wind speed will be around 6-7mph.

So, if you have anything you want to do outdoors today, then today is the day to do it!

Summary : A dry and mild day but becoming breezy overnight with some rain by tomorrow morning.

Observations made 06:35 hours on the 15 January 2018 in Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Temperature : 6.3c; Air pressure : 1018.4mb reducing slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 2mph SW; Rain this month : 1.4mm; Rain this year : 1.4mm

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Wind speed reducing? (WS7 weather report 14-1-2019)

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There was further rain yesterday and we may even see the odd spot of light rain or drizzle today.  The rain radar images are showing a few “smatterings” of rain cloud that will pass through our area today.  Which ones will simply blow by or leave rain deposits is, however, difficult to tell.  The risk of some form of drizzle / rain today is around 38%.

What I am certain of is that it will be slightly less breezy than at the peak yesterday. The top wind speed I recorded yesterday was  35mph at around 14:00 hours.  Our peak wind speed today is more likely to be around 20mph with the average around 6 mph. Thewind will be driving predominantly from the W.

Today’s top temperature will be around 7-8c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 5-6c.

Summary : Less breezy than yesterday.  A mostly dry day with a slight risk of some rain / drizzle.

Observations made 06:34 hours on the 14 January 2018 in Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Temperature : 6.3c; Air pressure : 1018.6mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 87%; Wind : 5mph WSW; Rain this month : 1.2mm; Rain this year : 1.2mm

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Wind chill reduction about 4c (WS7 weather report 13-1-2019)

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It was quite exciting seeing some rain yesterday morning and there is a 55% chance that we will see some drizzle this morning.  This is due to a small system of light rain cloud passing near our area from Stoke and the NW.

It will be an often breezy day as the air pressure continues to change.  The average wind speed will be around 12mph.  The wind will be deriving from the WSW.  At 12mph the “feel” of the air temperature will be about 4c lower than the thermometer is reading (using the Steadmann method of calculation).

We will, however, see some bright spells develop during the day.

Today’s top temperature will be around 11c which is higher than average for this time of year (average around 7c).  The overnight minimum temperature will be around 5-6c which, again is above average for the time of year (average around 2c).

Summary : A breezy start with early cloud and a risk of some light rain / drizzle.  Becoming mild and brighter later.

Observations made 08:11 hours on the 13 January 2018 in Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Temperature : 8.9c; Air pressure : 1013.6mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 85%; Wind : 8mph WSW; Rain this month : 0.8mm; Rain this year : 0.8mm

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Some rain today (WS7 weather report 12-1-2019)

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For the first time this year we have and will receive some measurable rainfall.  it will only amount to 1-2mm by the end of the day but, even so, it is significant.

It is also going to be a very mild day with a top temperature of around 10c and an overnight minimum temperature of around 8c.  This day last year our top temperature was 6.5c (achieved around 13:30 hours) and the minimum overnight temperature (04:00 hours) was 4.8c.

In the main the day will be generally dry, often cloudy with some occasional light rain.

The mild air will be delivered by a W breeze.  The average wind speed will be around 7-10mph.  There is a clear sign from the barometer that the air pressure is reducing and any changes in the air pressure means that a breeze will develop.

Summary : A mild day with some light showers along the way.

Observations made 07:54 hours on the 12 January 2018 in Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Temperature : 8.4c; Air pressure : 1021.9mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 4mph W; Rain this month : 0.4mm; Rain this year : 0.4mm

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Today’s weather and a look at the rest of the month (WS7 weather report 11-1-2019)

smalllogoToday (and over the weekend) we can expect the air temperature to be relatively mild.  At 06:30 hours this morning the air temperature was 6.1c which is slighty warmer than normal.  Reviewing the records I have made over the last nine years the average air temperature at approximately 06:30 hours is 4.79c.

Our top temperature today will be around 7-8c and there will be very little reduction of this value overnight.

It will be a generally cloudy or partly cloudy day but the risk of any real rain during daylight hours is only around 10%.  Overnight the cloud cover will increase and a band of rain cloud will move across the UK from NW to SE.  This system will bring a 60% risk of rain by or during tomorrow morning (breakfast time).

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the NW-WNW and due to a slight reduction in surface air pressure (reducing from 1031mb to 1028mb) there will be a slight breeze developing.  The average wind speed will be around 5-6mph.

Looking ahead towards the last two weeks of the month sees the cold weather returning.  The GFS Ensemble (see below) is suggesting that average temperature from around the 21 January 2019 will be around freezing point.  However, you view the chart there is no getting over the fact that there appears to be a general downward trend to the air temperature.

GFS Ensemble Model showing average temperature forecast up to 27 January 2019.  (Follow thick red line).  http://www.netweather.tv

GEFS Ensembles Chart

Summary : A generally mild day for the time of year.  A risk of rain overnight.

Observations made 06:19 hours on the 11 January 2018 in Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Temperature : 6.1c; Air pressure : 1030.5mb steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 0mm

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Last cold start this week? (WS7 weather report 10-1-2019)

smalllogoIt was another cold start to the day when I made my observations at 06:30 hours.  The air temperature was only 0.7c.  In 2018 the air temperature, at a similar, time was 5.9c and in 2017 6.1c.

Over the next few days we can expect the morning air temperature to become increasingly mild (towards 6c at 07:00 hours) as the wind direction moves from the cool NW towards the milder W.

Today’s top temperature will be around 6c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 4c.  It will be an often cloud day with the occasional brighter spell.  Yesterday did feel particularly cold to me so, for one, I am looking forward to some respite.

The rain radar images do show a few “smatterings” of rain cloud heading our via the Peak district during the day but these will only bring a 25% risk of rain.

Today’s wind will be deriving from NW and the average wind speed will be around 4mph.

Summary : A cool start but becoming slightly milder as the day passes.

Observations made 06:35 hours on the 10 January 2018 in Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Temperature : 0.7c; Air pressure : 1031.2mb reducing slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 1mph NW; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 0mm

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Winter warmer (WS7 weather report 9-1-2019)

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You will find it a bit chilly when you step outside today with the air temperature at 06:34 hours only 1.7c.  Thankfully, at the time of my observations, there was no real breeze to talk about to add any further wind chill.

This morning the barometer was showing a steady reading around 1030.7mb and a look at the synoptic charts suggest that the air pressure will remain relatively stable all day.  There will be some small movement but nothing that is going to create a significant change in the weather pattern.

It will be a day with some clear spells but our top temperature will only be around 4-5c.  Overnight will see a little more cloud develop and this will help our minimum temperature to remain positive at around 1-2c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving mainly from the NW.  The average wind speed today will be around 5mph which will reduce the “feel” of the measured air temperature to around 3c.

It is certainly be a day for those winter warmers.  Break out the gloves, hats and thick coats and a bowl of warm soup!

Summary : Another dry and bright winter’s day but feeling cool.

Observations made 06:34 hours on the 8 January 2018 in Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Temperature : 1.7c; Air pressure : 1030.7mb steady; Relative humidity 86%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 0mm

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