Not as warm as 2015 (WS7 weather report 14-11-2017)

smalllogoAfter yesterday’s chilly start to the day today is going to be back to being another mild day.  We have had some early rain fall in our area by the time of my observations, however, the rain radar is suggesting that the risk of further precipitation is only around 20%.

Our top temperature today will be around average for the time of year at around 10c.  Overnight will also remain mild with the overnight low around 8c.

The coolest 14 November  in our area was in 1992 when the air temperature was around -2c.  The warmest day was more recent in 2015 with a top temperature of around 14c.

Our mild air temperature today is due to the SW-WSW breeze which will bring mild air to our area.  The average wind speed today will be around 5mph.

I have had a look towards the weekend and although Saturday currently looks dry the charts for Sunday suggests that we are likely to see wide-spread rain across the UK.  Some of the rain cold be heavy.

Summary: A mild and generally cloudy day with a SW-WSW breeze.

Observations made on 14/11/2017 at 06:29 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 8.2c; Air pressure : 1020.8mb steady; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 1mph WSW; Rain this month : 35.4mm; Rain this year : 509mm

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It’s gloves weather (WS7 weather report 13-11-2017)

smalllogoIt is a cold start to the day with the air temperature at the time of my observations only around 1.7c.  With the wind chill this felt more like -1c.  If you are going out for an early morning walk then you will need your warm coat and gloves on.

First thing this morning the jet stream is running down the UK from almost north to south, however, as the day passes the “stream” will take a more west to east path.

This latter path will help increase the cloud cover and, eventually, bring slightly warmer air overnight to our region.   There is also a 40% risk of some overnight/ early hours (of tomorrow) light rain.

Our top temperature today during daylight hours will be around 6-7c and overnight we will see this temperature maintained (due the cloud cover).  With the wind chill our daylight air temperature will feel like 3c.

Today’s wind will be mainly deriving from a NW-SW arc.  The average wind speed will be around 6mph.

Summary: A cool day with increasing cloud cover.

Observations made on 13/11/2017 at 05:20 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 1.7c; Air pressure : 1025.8mb steady; Relative humidity 83%; Wind : 2mph W; Rain this month : 35.2mm; Rain this year : 508.8mm

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Remembrance Sunday weather (WS7 weather report 12-11-2017)

smalllogoOnce again the early hours saw some rain fall in our area (around 1mm) but as the day passes the risk of rain reduces.

The rain radar images are showing (at the time of my observations) that there is some rain cloud to the west of our region but this will be clear of our patch by 10:00 hours.  The risk of rain before then is around 45%.

By 11:00 hours it will be a cool but bright morning.  The air temperature will only be around 6-7c and with the wind chill this will feel more like 3c.

Today’s wind will be deriving mainly from the cool NW-N and the average wind speed will be around 8mph.

Overnight we can expect the air temperature to reduce to around 1c.  We can, therefore, expect to find a frost in the morning.

Summary: An often bright but cool day.

Observations made on 12/11/2017 at 09:11 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 4.8c; Air pressure : 1009.9mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 2mph SW; Rain this month : 35.2mm; Rain this year : 508.8mm

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Armistice day weather (WS7 weather report 11-11-2017)

smalllogoDuring the early hours 3.2mm of rain fell in the Hammerwich area but the good news is that the rain radar images were showing (at the time of observations) that he bulk of the rain cloud had cleared our area.

There will still be a 70% risk of some light rain / drizzle up until around 09:30-10:00 hours as we catch the trailing edge of the large rain cloud system but, overall, the remainder of the daylight hours will be dry.

The day will see plenty of cloud cover with occasional bright spells.  These brighter spells will help lift our top temperature up to around 8-9c.

Later tonight / overnight another rain cloud system will bring further rain to our area (70% risk) and this system will possibly still be lingering around in the morning.  The rain should, however, be clear by Remembrance Sunday parade time tomorrow.

Tonight’s minimum temperature will be around 4-5c.

The breeze today will be bringing with it cool winds from the NW.  The average wind speed will be around 4mph.

Summary: A dull start to the day with some rain.  The rain will soon clear to leave cool but dry daylight hours.

Observations made on 11/11/2017 at 08:10 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 6.7c; Air pressure : 1010.4mb steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 34.2mm; Rain this year : 507.8mm

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What’s the weather like for today and the weekend? (WS7 weather report 10-11-2017)

smalllogoIt is a breezy start to the day and we have already (by the time of my observations) received some early rain.

The barometer is telling me that the air pressure is rising rapidly but with plenty of air pressure changes comes a healthy breeze.

It will remain breezy for much of the day and the rain radar images do show a few clusters of small rain cloud that will pass through our area during the morning.  The risk of further rain today is around 55%.  It is not all bad news, however, as we will also see some bright spells too.

Tonight / overnight sees a band of widespread rain move across the UK and we are 80% likely to have received some rain by breakfast time tomorrow.

This rain will eventually clear late morning to leave us with a cloudy Saturday.  Sunday, however, will be a bright day and for all of those attending an Remembrance parade they will be able to do so in the knowledge that it will be dry and bright.

Today’s wind will be deriving from a WSW-WNW arc.  The average wind speed will be around 7mph with gusts up to 25mph.

Summary: A breezy day with variable amounts of cloud.  A risk of rain this morning.

Observations made on 10/11/2017 at 08:19 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 7.5c; Air pressure : 1017.9mb rising rapidly; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 10mph WSW; Rain this month : 30.6mm; Rain this year : 504.2mm

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Another cloudy start. (WS7 weather report 9-11-2017)

smalllogoOnce again we wake to another mild but cloudy day.  The rain radar images are, however, showing that there are only a few small rain carrying cloud cluster heading our way.

The majority of these rain clouds will simply blow beyond our area but there is a 35% risk of a some short-lived rain today.  The first risk of rain showing on the radar is around 11:00 hours.

It will be mild during the daylight hours thanks mainly to a SW-WSW breeze first thing this morning.  Our top temperature will be around 11c and overnight the minimum will be around 8c.

As we get around lunchtime there will be a shift in the wind derivation towards the NW which will have two effects.  Firstly, the air temperature will reduce and secondly the clouds will thin a little.  As the day passes into the evening the wind direction will, again, move towards the WSW.  This will once again thicken the cloud but will also mean that we will have a mild night.  Today’s average wind speed will be around 5mph.

Over the weekend (probably late Saturday) the wind direction will settle with a NW breeze.  This will bring a some bright but cooler weather on Sunday.

Summary: A generally cloudy but mild day.

Observations made on 9/11/2017 at 07:27 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.1c; Air pressure : 1021.3mb steady; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : 2mph WSW; Rain this month : 30.2mm; Rain this year : 503.8mm

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Improving weather picture today. (WS7 weather report 8-11-2017)

smalllogoIt is a bright and sunny start to the day and the air pressure is rising rapidly.  All of these elements offer a far more promising weather outlook for today than this time yesterday.

In total 8.6mm of rain fell in our area yesterday (20mm at the local Colehill weather station) but today the risk of any rain is less than 6%.

It will, however, be a cool day.  The air temperature by 09:00 hours will only be around 3-4c.  If you were up and about at 07:30 hours you will noticed that it was very cool with the air temperature below 2c.

Today will see a maximum temperature of around 9c and overnight, with a little more cloud cover, the minimum will remain at around 7c.

Today wind, during the daylight hours, will be deriving from the cool NW before switch slightly more westerly after dark.  The average wind speed today will be around 5mph..

Summary: An often clear and bright day.

Observations made on 8/11/2017 at 07:57 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 2.3c; Air pressure : 1023.5mb rising; Relative humidity 91%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 30.2mm; Rain this year : 503.8mm

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