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Not so bright (WS7 weather report 21-2-2018) 

21 Feb 18

After yesterday’s glorious sunshine when many of us were able to get outside, even if only for a lunchtime walk, today will be much more of a cloudyand cool day.

Get outside (WS7 weather report 20-2-2018) 

20 Feb 18

The rain radar images are showing (at approximately 06:35 hours) that any significant threat of rain is now beyond our area.

Early rain? (WS7 weather report 19-2-2018) 

19 Feb 18

Overnight we have already seen some rain fall in our area and the rain radar images suggest that there is a high risk (80%) of further precipitation in our area up until around 09:45 hours.

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

18 Feb 18

Today, just like the corresponding day last year, is going to be mild with some intermittent bright spells.

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

17 Feb 18

It is a cloudy and mild start to the day which is very similar to the same day last year.

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

16 Feb 18

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

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

15 Feb 18

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.

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

14 Feb 18

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.

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

13 Feb 18

Yesterday we all experienced varying levels of travel difficulty due to the ice and snow on the road and paths.

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

12 Feb 18

After yesterday’s snow and last night’s freezing temperatures we are left with plenty of icy roads and paths.

Wintry showers? (WS7 weather report 11-2-2018) 

11 Feb 18

After last night’s very breezy end to the day (the top wind speed  recorded by my weather station was 31mph at 00:05 hours) this morning starts off bright, cool and still a little breezy.

Not the best of mornings for gardening (WS7 weather report 10-2-2018) 

10 Feb 18

Sadly, I do not have much weather cheer for those of you planning a morning of gardening.

Possibly some sleet (WS7 weather report 9-2-2018) 

9 Feb 18

It is a damp start to the morning with some overnight and early morning having already accumulated in the area.

Some rain today? (WS7 weather report 8-2-2018) 

8 Feb 18

There is a bit of a change in the wind direction today.

Minus figures (WS7 weather report 7-2-2018) 

7 Feb 18

It is a cold start to the day with the air temperature at 06:30 hours only -2.1c.

Snow day today? (WS7 weather report 6-2-2018) 

6 Feb 18

It is a very cool start to the day with the air temperature at 06:15 hours a mere -0.2c.

Getting cold but will it snow tomorrow? (WS7 weather report 5-2-2018) 

5 Feb 18

Today is not going to feel very warm at any point throughout the day although, we will see brighter spells, which should help lighten the Monday mood.

How cold when riding your bike? (WS7 weather report 4-2-2018) 

4 Feb 18

After yesterday’s generally wet interlude today will be a much better day for venturing out for a walk or a ride but you will need to wrap up warm.

More rain but what’s that around the corner? (WS7 weather report 3-2-2018) 

3 Feb 18

Early light rain is falling in our area but the radar images are suggesting that this initial morning phase (with around 2.5mm of rain deposited) will move eastward.

Moon shining brightly this morning. (WS7 weather report 2-2-2018) 

2 Feb 18

As I look out of the window to make my 06:30 hours observations the moon is full and shining brightly indicating that we have a very clear sky.

Another cold day? (WS7 weather report 1-2-2018) 

1 Feb 18

We have another cool day set out for us today although we will see plenty of brighter spells too.

Wet and breezy to start the day (WS7 weather report 31-1-2018) 

31 Jan 18

We start the day off with an air temperature of around 6c but as the day passes the air temperature will reduce steadily and by noon the thermometer will be reading only around 4c.

Frosty start to the day (WS7 weather report 30-1-2018) 

30 Jan 18

it is a very cool and frosty start to the day with the air temperature at 06:30 hours only just reaching 1.6c.

A very mild start (WS7 weather report 29-1-2018) 

29 Jan 18

It is a very mild start to the day with the air temperature at 06:31 hours near 10c (9.8c).

Double figures (WS7 weather report 28-1-2018) 

28 Jan 18

It is an extremely mild start to the day with the air temperature already (at 08:30 hours) into double figures.

Early rain (WS7 weather report 27-1-2018) 

27 Jan 18

As I write this blog (at approximately 07:10 hours) the air pressure is reducing rapidly and the rain radar images are showing that there is a widespread band of rain about to pass thorough our area.

A day for washing? (WS7 weather report 26-1-2018) 

26 Jan 18

If you want to put out some washing to dry then today would be a good day to attempt it as the day looks set to be generally dry with only light winds.

A bit of improvement (WS7 weather report 25-1-2018) 

25 Jan 18

Today sees the weather improve  little and, at least, we are unlikely to see anything like the heavy downpour we encountered yesterday morning.

Not a nice start to the day (WS7 weather report 24-1-2018) 

24 Jan 18

It is a very breezy start to the day with the wind blowing at around force six to seven on the Beaufort scale.

Damp start to the day (WS7 weather report 23-1-2018) 

23 Jan 18

At the time of my observations (approximately 06:30 hours) 1mm of rain had already fallen in our area and the radar images showed that there is more light rain likely during this morning’s commute.

Warmer but wetter than last year (WS7 weather report 22-1-2018) 

22 Jan 18

After yesterday’s snowy interlude today starts off mild with the air temperature already above 6c at the time of my observations (approximately 06;30 hours).

It’s snowing! (WS7 weather report 21-1-2018) 

21 Jan 18

With snow / sleet steadily falling at 09:00 hours you may be surprised to hear that this cold weather is actually a sign of better things to come – but it is.

Miserable start to the weekend. (WS7 weather report 20-1-2018) 

20 Jan 18

It is a cool and very overcast start to the day with the air temperature, at approximately 08:00 hours, only just above 2c.

Today and the outlook for the weekend. (WS7 weather report 19-1-2018) 

19 Jan 18

It is a cold start to the day with some light grass frost and possibly icy patches around.

How windy was it in the night? (WS7 weather report 18-1-2018) 

18 Jan 18

During the early hours of this morning strong winds were operating in our area and at 02:43 hours my weather station recorded at top speed of 40mph.

Odd flurry of snow (WS7 weather report 17-1-2018) 

17 Jan 18

Yesterday saw the odd light flurry of snow and today will present a similar level of risk (around 25%).

Chilly start – Any risk of snow? (WS7 weather report 16-1-2018) 

16 Jan 18

It is a chilly and breezy start to the day.

Inclement weather (WS7 weather report 15-1-2018) 

15 Jan 18

The air pressure, at the time of my observations, was reducing rapidly and had already fallen below the 1000mb mark.

My first car – Austin A40 6480 FD 

14 Jan 18

Today’s little poem is about my first ever car in 1976 when I was seventeen.

A change afoot (WS7 weather report 14-1-2018) 

14 Jan 18

A quick look out of the window during this morning’s observations sees a very overcast sky and, sadly, it is unlikely that we will see many bright spells today.

Lots of variation over the years (WS7 weather report 13-1-2018) 

13 Jan 18

Today sees us with a mild start to the day with the air temperature at 06:53 hours near to 5c.

Starting with a whisper (WS7 weather report 12-1-2018) 

12 Jan 18

The air pressure at the time of my observations (approximately 06:20 hours) was steady at nearly 1026mb.

Air pressure rising (WS7 weather report 11-1-2018) 

11 Jan 18

As I wrote this blog (at approximately 06:30 hours) the air pressure was rising rapidly suggesting a diminishing risk of rain today.

A better start to the day (WS7 weather report 10-1-2018) 

10 Jan 18

Yesterday we thought that the air temperature of 2.2c at 06:30 hours was pleasant well today it is even milder at nearly 6c! The air temperature will, however, only rise another degree or so to around the 7-7.5c mark as the day passes.

Getting warmer? (WS7 weather report 9-1-2018) 

9 Jan 18

Every thing is relative and today, compared to yesterday, starts off with the air temperature at 2.2c at 06:32 hours – this is almost tropical! Today sees the air pressure steadily reduce as a low pressure system to the N and W of our region begins …

A day to wrap up warm (WS7 weather report 8-1-2018) 

8 Jan 18

It is a very chilly start for the first day back for many schools.

Grass frost (WS7 weather report 7-1-2018) 

7 Jan 18

It is a cold and slightly frosty morning that greets us today.

Some early rain (WS7 weather report 6-1-2018) 

6 Jan 18

The air pressure will rapidly rise today and by midnight it will have climbed up to around 1024mb from, the at observation reading, of 1009mb.

Walsall v Manchester United 7 January 1975 – What a night! 

5 Jan 18

On the eve of FA cup third round day I just wanted to share with you my little poem about the greatest memory I have about the FA cup.

A cooler period ahead (WS7 weather report 5-1-2018) 

5 Jan 18

Today sees the beginning of a cooler period of weather developing in our area although the full effects of the northerly climate will not be felt for another 72 hours or so.

Rain to start the day? (WS7 weather report 4-1-2018) 

4 Jan 18

Just to provide some difference today will see a wet rather than extremely breezy start.

Storm Eleanor comes to visit (WS7 weather report 3-1-2018) 

3 Jan 18

It is a very breezy start to the day and it is likely to remain so for the majority of the daylight hours.

Back to work weather (WS7 weather report 2-1-2018) 

2 Jan 18

Today, for many, is the first day back to work and the good news is that the roads should be without any weather hazard to deal with.

New Year’s Day Weather 2018 (WS7 weather report 1-1-2018) 

1 Jan 18

Happy New Year everyone! Today starts off  the new year with a “bitsa” of a day with some bright spells and the risk of the odd shower or two.

New Year’s Eve Weather 2017 (WS7 weather report 31-12-2017) 

31 Dec 17

It is amazing how similar this New Year’s eve is to the corresponding one last year.

Protected: 2017 weather review 

30 Dec 17

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Very mild (WS7 weather report 30-12-2017) 

30 Dec 17

It is a very mild start to the day although we have had just over 3mm of rain fall in our area during the early hours.

Early rain (WS7 weather report 29-12-2017) 

29 Dec 17

By the time of my observations (approx 08:45 hours) we had already received 2mm of rain in our area and, whilst it was still very overcast, the radar images showed that the bulk of the rain cloud had passed beyond our area by 09:00 hours.

Frosty morning (WS7 weather report 28-12-2017) 

28 Dec 17

It is a frosty morning that greets us to today so if you have travel around then, take care on the paths and side roads; there may be patches of black ice around.

Could we see some snow? (WS7 weather report 27-12-2017) 

27 Dec 17

Today starts off quite cool with the air temperature at 08:29 hours only 1.6c.