What happened to the indian summer? (WS7 weather report 16-9-2017)

smalllogoThere is a distinctly chilly feel to the air this morning and we are certainly getting an early taste of Autumn rather than an Indian summer.

We have already seen some early morning rain fall in our area (around 1mm) and the radar images are showing that there is a 73% risk of further rain for us today.  The radar images also show that there are a number of small rain carrying clouds that will pass through our area this morning but, hopefully, will simply blow by.  Any rain that does emanate from these clouds would be very short lived.

From around 13:00 hours onward the risk of longer periods of rain increases to our maximum level (73%).  The largest risk of rain being around mid afternoon.

We will see some brighter spells too during the day.

Our top temperature will be around 14c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c.

Today’s breeze will be from the cool NW-N.  The average wind speed will only be around 5mph but this will reduce the feel of the top temperature by around 2c.

Just a note that there is the opportunity to join a group cycle ride tomorrow for more details follow this link.  The ride takes in Fradley Junction.

Summary for today: Some bright spells and a risk of rain too.  Highest risk of rain during the afternoon.

Observations made on 16/9/2017 at 08:30 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : 9.5c; Air pressure : 1012.5mb steady; Relative humidity 88%; Wind : calm Rain this month : 39mm; Rain this year : 421mm

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Red sky this morning (WS7 weather report 15-9-2017)

smalllogoThere was a lovely red sky greeting me as I made my observations this morning. Folklore would tell you that this was a warning that rain was probably on its way.

In this instance the folklore is 65% certain to be right.  The radar images are showing that there are some small rain clouds heading our way around 07:00 hours onward and although these clouds are small and light in density they do still pose a threat of rain.  Many will blow through without leaving any rain deposits, others may not.

A further risk of some rain (around 55%) is then likely during the mid to late afternoon period.

In between shower we are likely to see some occasional bright spells although our top temperature today will only be around 14-15c.  Overnight the minimum temperature will be around 8c (similar to last night).

Today’s breeze will be deriving from a W-NW arc and the wind will be light with the average wind speed only around 4mph.

Summary for today: Some risk of short lived rain showers.   Feeling cool.

Observations made on 15/9/2017 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :8.9c; Air pressure : 1012.3mb falling slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm Rain this month : 36mm; Rain this year : 418mm

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More rain? (WS7 weather report 14-9-2017)

smalllogoOvernight saw more rain fall in our area and this latest deposit increased the monthly total to 35.8mm.

The radar images for the this morning, in particular, show that the further south you are in our area the larger the risk you will have of seeing some rain during the morning commute.  There are also further risks of localised precipitation during the day but we will also see some bright spells develop too.

The risk of further rain in our area today is around 65%.

Tomorrow will see some longer dry spells but unless you are at home it would be a risk to leave out the washing.  The dryest day of the weekend now looks as if it is Sunday.

It will be cool today with a top temperature around 14c and with the overnight low of around 8c.

It will be again breezy as the air pressure slowly increases to around 1012mb by midnight.  The average wind speed will be around 8mph.  The breeze will be deriving from a WSW-WNW arc.

Summary for today: Risk of some showers particuarly this morning.  Becoming brighter.

Observations made on 14/9/2017 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :8.9c; Air pressure : 1003.1mb rising slowly; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : 7mph WSW; Rain this month : 35.8mm; Rain this year : 417.8mm

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And that was Aileen (WS7 weather report 13-9-2017)

smalllogoStorm Aileen has now passed through our area although the eye of the storm was generally centred to the north of our area.  For us it was no more than a stiff breeze and some moderate to heavy rain.

The barometer, at the time of my observations, was already showing that the air pressure was rising.  Today will see the air pressure rise to around 1002mb by the end of the day.

We will see plenty of bright spells today and the breeze will remain “lively”.  Our top temperature will reach around 16c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around the 10c mark.

We are, however, not completely out of the woods rain wise as the radar images are showing some small clusters of rain clouds that will pass through our area during the day.  Many will simply blow by but we still have a 40% risk of some localised rain.

Today’s breeze will be deriving from the WSW -W for much of the day.  The average wind speed will be around 8mph with gust speeds reaching around 25mph.

Summary for today: Some bright spells but still a little breezy at times. A 40% rissk of the odd localised shower.

Observations made on 13/9/2017 at 06:34 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :9.9c; Air pressure : 995.3mb rising rapidly; Relative humidity 84%; Wind : 6mph WSW; Rain this month : 29.6mm; Rain this year : 411.6mm

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Met Office issue a warning (WS7 weather report 12-9-2017)

smalllogoToday starts off cool but mild with some hazy sunshine breaking through thin clouds.  At the time of my observations the barometer is also showing that there is a slow increase.  All of these early observations looks very promising but are they?

The sad answer is no.

During the morning it will continue to be mild with a 25% risk of the odd light shower but we will have some bright spells.  However, as the afternoon passes the air pressure will begin to reduce rapidly and by the end of the day we will see a barometer reading of around 992mb.  This low pressure system will bring with it some high winds and rain.  The risk of rain this evening is around 90%.  Some of the rain could be heavy.

The strong wind will remain with us throughout the night but the rain will move away.  The Met office have issued a yellow weather warning for tonight.  This means that there could be some disruption on the roads and we are at risk of some tree damage.

Today’s wind will start the day off light and from the WSW but as the afternoon passes and the air pressure begins to rapidly change the wind will move towards the S.  The wind speed will increase to around 9mph with gust speeds of around 30-35mph.

Tomorrow will also start off breezy and there is a risk of some isolated showers on Thursday and Friday.  So, unless you are at home to keep an eye on the weather it doesn’t look like you will be able to leave out your washing all day until Saturday.

Summary for today: A bright start but during the afternoon becoming cloudier with a high risk of heavy rain and increased wind speeds during the evening.

Observations made on 12/9/2017 at 06:32 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :9.9c; Air pressure : 1003mb  steady; Relative humidity 90%; Wind : calm; Rain this month : 27.4mm; Rain this year : 409.4mm

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Air pressure low (WS7 weather report 11-9-2017)

smalllogoIt is a breezy start to the day and the barometer was reading a lowly but steady 985.7mb at th time of my observations..  This information does not suggest that there is going to be any immediate improvement in the weather pattern.

A look at the rain radar images shows that there are plenty of small clusters of rain cloud heading our way.  Many will blow by but others will leave some rain.  The risk of rain today is around 84%.

In the breeze it is going to feel cooler than the thermometer is indicating.  Our top thermometer temperature will be around 16c but this will feel more like 13c.  Overnight, the cloud cover will thin or dissipate and this will allow air temperature to reach a low of around 9c.

The breeze will be deriving from the SW-WSW and as the air pressure will slowly increase during the day to a maximum nearer 1000mb we can expect a steady breeze. The average wind sped today will be around 10-12mph.

Summary for today: Lots of cloud during working hours with a high risk of some rain too.

Observations made on 11/9/2017 at 06:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :11.9c; Air pressure : 985.7mb  steady; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 15mph SW; Rain this month : 22.8mm; Rain this year : 404.8mm

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Averaging 1.6mm of rain per day (WS7 weather report 10-9-2017)

smalllogoIt is a cloudy and dull start to the day and the outlook during the daylight hours does not bring any great news of improvement.

The synoptic charts are showing that the already low air pressure will continue to reduce slowly as the morning passes and by early afternoon the barometer will be reading around 996mb.

We will be shrouded in a general cloud cover during the daylight hours and these clouds will bring a 65% risk of some rain this afternoon.

As the air pressure continues to reduce you may find it a little breezier  than yesterday. The average wind speed today will be around 7-8mh and the wind will be deriving from the SW.

Today’s top temperature will be around 14c and overnight the minimum temperature will be around 11c.

Yesterday saw our area break through the 400mm of rain mark for the year so far.   This makes the daily average rainfall to date 1.6mm.

Summary for today: A cloudy and, at times, breezy day with the risk of some rain particularly this afternoon.

Observations made on 10/9/2017 at 08:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature :11.3c; Air pressure : 999.3mb  reducing slowly; Relative humidity 89%; Wind : 1mph SW; Rain this month : 19mm; Rain this year : 401mm

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