Warm start to the day (WS7 weather report 15-5-2018)

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It is a very mild start to the day with the air temperature already at 9.3c by 06:30 hours.  We will see the thermometer continue to rise throughout the morning and by mid afternoon we can expect our top temperature to be around the 20c mark.

It will be  partly cloudy day with plenty of bright spells.  Overnight the cloud cover will increase which, in turn, means that it will be  very warm night.  The minimum air temperature overnight is likely to be around 12c.

The risk of any rain during daylight hours is less than 5%, however, late tonight and overnight this risk level will increase to around 15-20%.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the NW.  The average wind speed will be around 4-5mph.

Tomorrow and thursday will see two cooler and cloudier days but the charts all suggest that as we head towards the weekend we are likely to see some brighter spells develop.

Summary: An often bright day during daylight hours.  Becoming cloudier later.

Observations made on 15/5/2018 at 06:28 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.3c; Air pressure : 1021.9mb steady; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 9mm; Rain this year : 240.6mm

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Blue sky (WS7 weather report 14-5-2018)

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A beautiful blue sky greeted us this morning and the radar images suggest we are set for plenty of sunshine today – hurrah!

At 06:30 hours the barometer was reading nearly 1021mb and the synoptic charts suggest that the air pressure will remain high today and, in fact, for the next few days in our area.  The risk of any rain in our area today is around 4%.

Today’s top temperature will be around 20c and overnight, with an often clear sky, the minimum temperature will be around 8-10c.

Today’s breeze will be light and deriving from the NW.  The average wind speed will be around 4-5mph.

The only downside, if there is one, of the next few days is that the pollen count will be high.  If you are going to spend some extended time outside you will also need to use some sun protection as the UV is at index 6.  This is regarded as high.

Summary: An often bright and mild day.

Observations made on 14/5/2018 at 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.7c; Air pressure : 1020.9mb rising steady; Relative humidity 83%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 9mm; Rain this year : 240.6mm

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Looking fine ahead (WS7 weather report 13-5-2018)

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It was a partly cloudy but mild start to the day when I made my observations at 06:30 hours. The good news, however, was that the barometer was showing that the air pressure was steadily rising.  A look at the synoptic charts show that this trend will continue throughout the day.  We can expect the air pressure to be around 102mb by the close of play.

Over the next few days the air pressure will increase a little further towards 1031mb and the jet stream will sit (generally) above the UK.  This suggests that we are set for a mild (at times warm) and dry few days ahead.

Today’s does have some risk of rain this morning (around 11%) but this risk will reduce to around 7% as the day passes.

Our top temperature today will be around 16c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around the 7-8c mark.

Today’s breeze will be predominantly from the WNW and the average wind speed will be about 4-5mph.

Summary: Air pressure rising helping develop a generally dry day with some bright spells.

Observations made on 13/5/2018 at 06:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 8.2c; Air pressure : 1012.7mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 9o%; Wind : 2mph WSW; Rain this month : 9mm; Rain this year : 240.6mm

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Home and Garden Festival Weather (WS7 weather report 12-5-2018)

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Around 1mm of rain fell in our area late last night and during the small hours of this morning but, at 07:53 hours, the day is beginning to brighten up.  Brighter spells will continue breaking through the medium height cloud bed throughout many parts of the day.

Unlike last week we will not see (or feel) elevated air temperatures but we still see the thermometer reach around 14-15c which is about average (15c) for this time of year.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c.

The risk of any rain during today (after 08:00 hours) is low at around 7-8%.  If the levels of rain continue throughout the month as they have done already we will only receive around 70% of the expected rainfall for the month.  There is, however, plenty of days left in the month for the rain gauge to catch up!

Today’s wind will be deriving mainly from a WNW-WSW arc.  The average wind speed will be around 4mph.

If you are looking for something to do or somewhere to go then today sees the opening of the Lichfield Hone and Garden Festival.  This is a free event in around the streets and cathedral of Lichfield.  For more information click here.

Summary: A partly cloudy day but remaining dry.

Observations made on 12/5/2018 at 07:53 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 8.2c; Air pressure : 1012.6mb steady; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 4mph SW; Rain this month : 8.8mm; Rain this year : 240.4mm

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Weather outlook for Friday and the weekend (WS7 weather report 11-5-2018)

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It was a mild start at 06:30 hours with the air temperature at 6.3c.  Only the lightest whisper of breeze was blowing so it should all make for a pleasant walk to work or school.

The cloud cover will increase as the day passes and by mid evening we will see the air pressure reduce slightly and a widespread band of rain will move into our area from the W.  This system will bring an 80% risk of rain to our area by mid to late evening.

Our top temperature today will be around 16c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 7c.

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

The outlook over the weekend will be for two generally dry days with some brighter spells.  The top temperature will be around 14c.

Summary: A bright start becoming cloudier as the day passes.  Rain a risk around mid evening onward.

Observations made on 11/5/2018 at 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.3c; Air pressure : 1015.6mb rising rapidly; Relative humidity 86%; Wind calm; Rain this month : 7.8mm; Rain this year : 239.4mm

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On the way back up (WS7 weather report 10-5-2018)

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At 06:20 hours the barometer was showing that the air pressure was rising rapidly. This rapid increase is after a low pressure system had delivered some light, overnight /early morning rain in our area.

The synoptic charts show that the air pressure will steadily rise and will end the day at around the 1016mb mark.

It will be an often bright day with just some light cloud.  The cloud will bring no greater than a 7% risk of rain in our area.

Our top temperature today will be around 14-15c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 7-8c.  Last night’s minimum temperature was 7.3c.

With the rapid change in air pressure comes a little more breeze that we have been used to recently.  The WSW-WNW breeze will be blowing at an average speed of around 7mph today.  The breeze will be at its strongest during the morning but as the air pressure begins to settle we will see the wind speed reduce.

Summary: An often bright day with only a very low risk of any rain.

Observations made on 10/5/2018 at 06:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 7.3c; Air pressure : 1010.7mb rising rapidly; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : $mph WSW; Rain this month : 7.8mm; Rain this year : 239.4mm

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Sunshine on the way to work (WS7 weather report 9-5-2018)

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It is a very mild start to the day with some bright sunshine shining through a thin cloud bed.

This brighter weather will remain throughout the morning.  The radar images are then showing that a widespread rain system will be moving across the UK from W to E.  This will increase the cloud cover in our area during the early afternoon and bring rain to our area around late afternoon or early evening.  The rain will be light at first but will become more persistent mid to late evening.  The risk of some rain today is around 75-80%.

Our top temperature today will be 15c which is average for this time of year.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 6c which is slightly below the 8c average for this time of year.

Today the breeze will be light this morning but it will increase in speed as the air pressure begins to reduce this afternoon.  The average SSW-SW wind speed this morning will be around 4mph increasing to 8-10mph this afternoon.

Summary: A bright start becoming cloudier this afternoon and  eventually leading to rain later.

Observations made on 09/5/2018 at 06:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 7.8c; Air pressure : 1009.4mb falling steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 7.2mm; Rain this year : 238.8mm

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