Forecast for today and a look at the weekend’s weather too. (WS7 weather report 13-9-2018)

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There was a lovely ‘red sky’ (at 06:30 hours) to greet the morning and although this canoften  suggest that there is a risk of some rain this will not be the case today.  The risk ok any measurable rain in our area is less than 9%.

It was also a cool start with the minimum air temperature dipping down to 8.6c at 03:13 hours this morning.  By mid afternoon we should see the thermometer read around 17-18c which will be the maximum for the day.  During the day we will see plenty of clear and bright spells.  Overnight, tonight, the minimum air temperature will be around 9c.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the SW and the average wind speed will be a gentle 4-6mph.

The outlook for the weekend continues to look fine and early next week we should see air temperatures return into the low 20s centigrade.

Summary for today : Some bright spells helping develop a mild day.

Observations made on 13/9/2018 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.4c; Air pressure : 1022.4mb steady; Relative humidity 87%; Wind : calm ; Rain this month : 16.4mm; Rain this year : 367.4mm

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Wet start but will it improve? (WS7 weather report 12-9-2018)

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After the breezy start yesterday today sees a damp start to the day with 5.6mm of rain falling late last night and during the early hours of today.

The radar images are showing that the band of cloud that delivered the early rain will be generally beyond our area by 07:00 hours and, for the remainder of the day, the risk of rain will be no greater than 20%.

It will be a mild day with some bright spells developing.  The top temperature will be around 18c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 10c.

The wind will be deriving from the WNW-NW and the average wind speed will be around 5mph.

The next few days, up to Sunday, appear to be generally dry days with Sunday’s synoptic charts showing a slight risk of rain during the afternoon.  There is, however, plenty of time between now and Sunday and a few subtle changes to the jet stream position and the wind direction can completely change the outcome.

Summary for today : After a damp start some bright spells develop.

Observations made on 12/9/2018 at 06:33 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 10.5c; Air pressure : 1021.2mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm ; Rain this month : 16.4mm; Rain this year : 367.4mm

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Breezy start (WS7 weather report 11-9-2018)

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It was quite breezy when I made my observations at approximately 06:20 hours this morning.  The SW wind was blowing at an average speed of around 8mph with gust speeds of around 20mph.

As the day passes the wind speed will steadily decrease (t oan averagr around 6mph) but it will still remain  on the breezy side.

The rain radar images are showing that the largest body of rain is just to the north of our region.  We will see some light showers this morning, however, the accumulation will not be great (0.5mm to 1mm max).  Further rain is likely later tonight / in the early hours of tomorrow.  The risk of some rain in our area today is 83%.

It will, however, be a mild day.  The air temperature at 06:20 hours was already above 17c and the temperature at midnight was 16.5c.  Today’s top temperature will be around 18c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 12c.

Summary for today : A breezy day but mild with the risk of some light rain.

Observations made on 11/9/2018 at 06:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 17.6c; Air pressure : 1013.4mb steady; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 12 mph SW; Rain this month : 10.8mm; Rain this year : 361.8mm

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Last few days of summer (WS7 weather report 10-9-2018)

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Today see the commencement of the last fortnight of summer.  Summer ends on the 23 September 2018.  So will we see any last-minute sunshine?

The answer is a little today before rain moves into the area on Tuesday.  The risk of any rain today in our area is only 10%.

The good news is that much of the rest of the week will remain dry although the synoptic charts are showing a low pressure system moving towards our area on Sunday.  I will discuss that situation, if it transpires, later in the week.

Today will be a partly cloudy day with the occasional brighter spell.  To the north of us there is more likely to be some rain (due to lower surface pressure) and to the south finer / brighter weather is likely.  Our top temperature will b around 18c (possibly 19c).  There will only be a degree or two reduction in this value overnight as there will be plenty of cloud cover to help keep the heat in.

Today’s average wind speed will be around 6mph although gusts speeds could be around 15mph.  The wind will be deriving fromthe mild SW for the majority of the day.

Summary for today : Overcast start to the day. Some bright spells developing later. Only a low (10%) risk of rain..

Observations made on 10/9/2018 at 06:21 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 11.9c; Air pressure : 1018.8mb steady; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 2 mph SW; Rain this month : 10.8mm; Rain this year : 361.8mm

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Ruby wedding weather (WS7 weather report 9-9-2018)

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Today’s is the fortieth anniversary of my brother and sister in laws wedding.  Happy anniversary Gary and Lynne! I do recall that it was a mild day with some sunny spells back in 1978.

Today sees another bright start to the day after some overnight rain.  The temperature at around 08:00 hours was already 14.7c.   This is warmer than the same day last year but in 2016 the air temperature at 06:30 hours had reached 15.5c.

Our top temperature today will be around 18c-19c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 11c.

The rain radar imagery only shows a few light rain clouds and these will bring a, no greater than, 30% risk of some further light showers to our area today.  As the afternoon passes into early evening the air pressure will begin to increase to around 1016mb.  This increase will also signal the cloud bed clearing.  This will leave the sky fairly clear for our astronomy friends tonight.

The day will be breezy at times.  The average wind speed will be around 9mph with gust speeds of around 20mph.

Summary for today : An often bright and generally dry day.  Breezy at times.

Observations made on 9/9/2018 at 07:59 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 14.7c; Air pressure : 1013.8mb steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 14 mph SSW; Rain this month : 10.8mm; Rain this year : 361.8mm

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Rain radar images tell the story (WS7 weather report 8-9-2018)

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It is a very overcast start to the day.  Although this cloud cover has helped maintain a reasonably high air temperature overnight (minimum of 10.2c at 04:46 hours) it does not bode well for the rest of the day.

A look at the rain radar images show that a large rain cloud system is heading our way and will reach our area around 09:00 hours (see image below).  We are likely to see some showers thereon at regular intervals during the day.  The risk of some rain today is around 80%.

Our top temperature today will be around 15c and due to the presence of cloud cover throughout the night (and probably some more rain) the overnight minimum will be around 13c.

It will also be a breezy day at times with the SW-SSW breeze reaching an average speed of around 8mph.  Gusts speeds could be around 18-20mph.

Radar image showing rain reaching our area around 09:00 hours. (www.raintoday.co.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary for today : An overcast day with a high risk (80%) of some rain.

Observations made on 8/9/2018 at 07:59 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 12.1c; Air pressure : 1015.8mb steady; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : 8mph SSW; Rain this month : 8mm; Rain this year : 359mm

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Friday’s forecast – red sky in morning (WS7 weather report 7-9-2018)

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At the time of my observations we had a ‘red sky in morning’.  This is a bit of an indication that there is some moisture in the system and that there could be some rain.  True to the old saying as I was writing this blog light rain did, indeed, begin to fall.

The rain radar images do show that there is a small cluster of rain cloud that will reach or pass near to our area first thing this morning.  The risk of any rain beyond 08:00 hours is, however, no greater than 25%.

As the day passes bright spells will develop but the top temperature will only be around 16-17c.  Overnight will be a little warmer than last night (minimum 8.2c at 04:26 hours) at around 11c.  this is due to thickening cloud moving into our area from the west.  This cloud system will bring widespread rain to many parts (including our area) of the UK tomorrow.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the W and the average wind speed will be around 5-7mph.

Summary for today : Some very early light rain /drizzle but then bright spells developing.  Cooler at around 16c.

Observations made on 7/9/2018 at 06:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 8.7c; Air pressure : 1014.4mb steady; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : Calm; Rain this month : 7.6mm; Rain this year : 358.6mm

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