A walk in the park (WS7 weather report 18-2-2018)

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Today, just like the corresponding day last year, is going to be mild with some intermittent bright spells.  Overall it will be the perfect day for going for a walk in the, countryside, park or alongside the canal.

Our top temperature today will be around 8-9c and overnight, with increasing rain clouds gathering, the thermometer will only a record a low of around 6c.  The good is that the risk of any rain today during daylight hours is only 10%.

Overnight and, in particular, during tomorrow morning’s commute will see the risk of rain increase to around 80%.

Today’s breeze will be light and deriving from a SSE-SSW arc.  The average wind speed will only be around 5mph.

Summary: An often  cloudy day but with only a 10% risk of rain.  Remaining mild throughout with a top temperature of around 8c.

A great day for a walk at Gentleshaw Common.

Observations made on 18/2/2018 at 08:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.4c; Air pressure : 1020.9 mb steady; Relative humidity 92%; Wind :calm; Rain this month : 23.2mm; Rain this year : 82.6mm

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Similar to last year (WS7 weather report 17-2-2018)

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It is a cloudy and mild start to the day which is very similar to the same day last year.  Today starts off a slightly cooler that last year but by only by a couple of degrees.

There is a 60% risk of some rain showers in our area this morning but the risk is only around 60%.  This risk of rain (which would generally be light) will pass beyond our area by around 10:30 hours.

From mid morning we will then see some occasional bright spells and a generally dry day.  Our top temperature will be around 8c and overnight the minimum temperature will reduce to around 2-3c.

Todays breeze will be deriving from the SW and the breeze will be generally light averaging around 4-6mph.  On the Steadmann scale the wind chill will make 8c feel more like 6.5c.

Summary: Risk of some early localised showers clearing mid morning to leave a dry and mild remainder of the day.

Observations made on 17/2/2018 at 08:06 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 3.6c; Air pressure : 1020.1 mb steady; Relative humidity 91%; Wind :calm; Rain this month : 23.2mm; Rain this year : 82.6mm

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A slight grass frost (WS7 weather report 16-2-2018)

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There is a slight grass frost around this morning as the air temperature was only 0.2c at approximately 06:00 hour this morning.

The good news is that the day will see some bright spells through a fragmented cloud bed and the top temperature will be around 7c.  The rain radar images are showing little or no risk today (around 12% maximum) but there is a risk of some rain early tomorrow. The air pressure at the time of my observations was also rising slowly and the synoptic charts suggest that the day will settle with the air pressure around 1020mb.

Overnight will be  little warmer than of late due to the increasing cloud cover but the minimum temperature will still be as low as 1 or 2c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the SSW and the average wind speed will be around 6mph.  At this wind speed the top temperature of 7c will feel more like 5.5c (Steadmann Scale).

Summary: A dry day with some bright spells.  Risk of rain only 12%.

Observations made on 16/2/2018 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 0.3c; Air pressure : 1022 mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind :calm; Rain this month : 23.2mm; Rain this year : 82.6mm

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A milder start (WS7 weather report 15-2-2018)

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After a few recent cold mornings today will provide a much more pleasant walk to work or school although there are still the odd rain cloud or two hanging around until about 08:00 hours.  These clouds will present only a 32% risk of rain.

The remainder of the day will see rising air pressure (up to around 1016mb by the close of play) and some bright spells.  The risk of any rain will reduce to about 8%.   Our top temperature will be around 6 possibly 7c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around freezing point (thanks to clear spells overnight).

Because of the changing air pressure we also will see some breezy spells during the day.  The WSW derived breeze will “blow” at an average speed of around 7-8mph.  This will reduce the feel of the 6c air temperature to around 3.9c (using the Steadmann method of calculation).

Summary: A milder start although damp underfoot.  Becoming bright, possibly breezy and dry.

Observations made on 15/2/2018 at 06:31 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 5.3cc; Air pressure : 1002.2 mb rising rapidly; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 7mph WSW; Rain this month : 23.2mm; Rain this year : 82.6mm

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Weather improving after today? (WS7 weather report 14-2-2018)

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It is a cold start to the day (-0.5c at 06:30 hours) and if you are walking to work or school this morning then you will need to wrap up warm.  There will also be some icy patches around on untreated paths and roads so great care needs to be taken.

Last night the air temperature reached a low of -2.5c at 01:55 hours but today will see the air temperature begin to steadily climb as the wind direction eventually begins to derive from the SW.  This wind direction (and the fact that the jet stream will gradually move to just beyond the southern coast of the UK over the next few days) means that once today is beyond us we can look forward to some milder and bright days.

As today passes there will be a band of rain that moves across the UK from W to E.  This will become a threat to us during the afternoon and evening.  Whilst it is unlikely to rain throughout that time we are 80% likely of seeing some rain today.  So far this year we have received nearly 8% more rainfall than at the same point last year.

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

The wind will start the day deriving from the E but as the day passes we will see a gradual clockwise shift towards the SW.  The average wind speed today will be around 8-10mph.

Summary: A cold and frosty start.  Some rain likely during the afternoon and evening.

Observations made on 14/2/2018 at 06:26 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -0.5c; Air pressure : 1004 mb reducing slowly; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 5mph E; Rain this month : 20.4mm; Rain this year : 72.8mm

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Impact varies (WS7 weather report 13-2-2018)

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Yesterday we all experienced varying levels of travel difficulty due to the ice and snow on the road and paths.  Today we will all experience some rain but the further north or south of Hammerwich you are in our region the heavier and more persistent the rain will be. It just goes to show how localised the impact of the weather can be sometimes.

At 06:30 hours today the surface air pressure was reducing rapidly below the 997mb mark and the rain radar images were showing rain clouds heading our way.  The cloud system that will reach our area helps form part of a large band of rain that will sweep the country during the morning and into the early parts of the afternoon.

The rain in our area is likely to be far more “patchy” but still poses a 94% risk.  Our top temperature today will be around 4c.  With the wind chill the air temperature will feel more like 0c.

Early evening the sky will begin to clear and overnight we will see air the temperature reduce to around -1c.  This cool temperature and the earlier rain means that we are likely to see some ice hazards form tomorrow morning.

Today’s wind will be deriving from a SW-SE arc and the average wind speed will be around 7mph.

Summary: Some morning rain.  Clearing during the afternoon leading to a cold night.

Observations made on 13/2/2018 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 3.1c; Air pressure : 996.5 mb reducing rapidly; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : 7mph ESE; Rain this month : 18.4mm; Rain this year : 77.8mm

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Icy roads and paths this morning (WS7 weather report 12-2-2018)

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After yesterday’s snow and last night’s freezing temperatures we are left with plenty of icy roads and paths.  Great care show be taken when travelling to work or school today.

It will be very cold around 07:00 to 09:00 hours with the air temperature only around freezing point.  We will, however, see some clear spells and this will allow our top temperature to climb up to around 5-6c.

As the evening passes the cloud cover will increase and this cloud will, eventually, bring us some rain tomorrow.  Tonight’s overnight minimum temperature will be around 1c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the WSW during the daylight hours before slipping slightly anticlockwise towards the SW as the evening passes.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.  At this wind speed (with a the morning air temperature of around -1c) the feel of the air will be more like -3c.  Wrap up warm this morning!

Summary: A very cold and icy start to the day. Some clear spells.  Generally a dry day with only a low risk of any rain (15%).

Observations made on 12/2/2018 at 06:23 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -1.8c; Air pressure : 1013.6 mb steady; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 2  mph WSW; Rain this month : 16.2mm; Rain this year : 75.6mm

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