Milder and Windy – Thursday 30th January 2020 – Sunday 2nd February 2020

Hi all,

Not for all of us, but for some of us, snow fell on Tuesday morning. I managed to get up to Dove Stone Reservoir to see my first snowfall of the winter and it’s taken nearly two months to arrive. As this so-called winter has been playing out, the snow was short-lived and most had melted by the time I had walked the 2.8 miles round. The cold spell is over as milder weather returns.

Snow-clouds break after a morning’s snow shower at Dove Stone Reservoir on Tuesday 27/01/2020.
A snowy scene at Dove Stone Reservoir on Tuesday 27/01/2020.
Heavy snow shower at Dove Stone Reservoir on Tuesday 27/01/2020.

Thursday: Breezy with bright spells and just the chance of a shower or two. Feeling mild for the time of year. Max 10°C

Friday: The Atlantic will influence with a cold front pushing a band of rain through followed by showers. Strong southwesterly winds but temperatures into double-figures, so very mild for the time of year. Max 12°C

Weekend: Saturday looks best.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy to start with a few patches of drizzle. Turning drier with a few breaks allowing some sunshine to come through with a few showers, especially in southern parts. Windy and cooler. Max 10°C

Sunday: Wet with rain spreading in, turning showery later. Remaining breezy and relatively mild. Max 10°C

Outlook: Mild and damp at first with some bright spells and showers. Turning chilly midweek with a chance of a northerly wind developing for a time as high pressure builds. This means from midweek; drier, settled conditions with some bright spells by day and a few patches of fog and frost at night.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 29th of January 2020 at 11:45am
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Overcast then some rain – Thursday 23rd January 2020 – Sunday 26th January 2020

Hi all,

A very quiet few days of weather has passed this week, with a new pressure record being set at 1049.75 hPa on Monday, thanks to a huge area of high pressure. Eventually a change later this weekend but still no snow to lower levels in the forecast.

Thursday: Cloudy with limited brightness. Low-cloud on higher ground. Mild for the time of year. Calm winds. Max 9°C

Friday: A weak weather front might slip down from the northwest so perhaps some localised drizzle especially on the hills. Max 8°C

Weekend: Some rain on Sunday.

Saturday: More of the same. Dull start with mostly cloudy skies. It is expected to remain dry but with the breeze picking up later it might allow for the cloud to break and we could see some brightness. Light rain overnight. Max 9°C

Sunday: Patchy rain for the morning, clearing southeastwards with a few showers following on. A little cooler but more in the way of sunshine than recently. Breezy. Max 7°C

Outlook: Heavy rain for Monday and windy too (keeping an eye on this). Temperatures generally 7-9°C with more in the way of showery rain to come during the week. Small chance of the showers being wintry on the Pennines/hills, especially on Tuesday, otherwise no significant cold/snowy weather on the horizon.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 22nd of January 2020 at 09:45am

Lovely Weekend Ahead – Thursday 16th January 2020 – Sunday 19th January 2020

Hi all,

It’s been a mild, windy and quite wet start to January, so we will be thankful of this weekend’s weather. We are now halfway through winter and I’m still waiting for my snow fix. Surely it’s got to come soon?

Thursday: A bright start with a few sunny spells. Winds increasing and cloud thickening into the afternoon as rain arrives from the west. Milder. Max 10°C

Friday:  The odd bright spell but generally it’s a day of showers moving in from the west/northwest. With this airflow comes cooler temperatures once again. Patchy frost and ice overnight. Max 7°C

Weekend: A refreshing change. Sunny, frosty and dry.

frosty

Frost makes an appearance this weekend

Saturday: High pressure builds so a dry day with sunny spells. Cool in the northwesterly breeze. Frosty overnight. Max 6°C

Sunday: Another dry day with plenty of sunny spells. Perfect winter’s day. Patchy frost to come overnight. Max 7°C

Outlook: Dry with bright spells and more in the way of cloud for Monday-Wednesday as the high pressure slowly slips away. Cloud-cover should prevent a frost at night. From Thursday winds will increase from the west as the Atlantic returns bringing some rain in time for the end of the working week and the weekend. STILL, no sign of any proper winter-cold or snowfall.

Average January Temperatures – highlights how mild this year has been so far

2013: 3.3°C
2014: 5.2°C
2015: 3.9°C
2016: 5.3°C
2017: 4.3°C
2018: 4.4°C
2019: 3.7°C

2020 (up to 14th): 6.5°C

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 15th of January 2020 at 12:30pm
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Windy, mostly mild – Thursday 9th January 2020 – Sunday 12th January 2020

Hi all,

December was another wet month but it did end on a slightly drier and milder note. The questions on everyone’s lips are, ‘When will winter start?’ and ‘Where’s our snow?’. The wait continues…..

Thursday: Windy with a band of rain followed by the odd shower. Remaining mostly cloudy. Winds easing later. Max 9°C

Friday: A cold start with some patchy frost likely. A dry day with sunny spells. The breeze picking up later and cloud thickening. Cooler. Max 7°C

Weekend: Topsy-turvy temperatures and windy.

Saturday: A cloudy dry start then rain arriving from the west later. Very mild with strong southwesterly winds which will be gusting to 40mph. Warning in place for the wind. Max 11°C

Sunday: Early morning rain clears to fresher and cooler air from the west or northwest. Sunny spells and showers possible, perhaps wintry on the hills, but generally drying up during the day. Feeling colder. Windy but easing later. Max 7°C

Outlook: Temperatures still above average with some spells of rain and windy conditions from the Atlantic. Winter’s snow and bitter cold remains locked away.

December 2019 Stats

Max 11.6°C (19th)
Min -2.9°C (2nd)
Av. 5.4°C
Av. Dew Pt 3.8°C
Wettest 27.6mm (13th)
Av. Humidity 89%
Av. Barometer 1007.2 hPa
Max Gust 38mph (14th)
Av. Wind Direction SW
Rain 115.8mm
Rain Registered Days 21
Dry Days 10
Air Frosts 2
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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 8th of January 2020 at 3:50pm

Settled – Thursday 2nd January 2020 – Sunday 5th January 2020

Hi all,

HAPPY NEW YEAR – hope you all have a fantastic 2020! That’s one-third of winter over with and there’s been a lack of significant cold and snow and looking ahead, even frosts will be hard to come by, let alone a good dump of snow! At least the year ended on a dry note with only 3.8mm of rain in the final 7 days.

Thursday: After a cold New Year’s Day it will now be milder with strengthening southwesterly winds. Dry with some bright spells but patchy rain arriving into the evening. Max 11°C

Friday: Back to cooler air again. Sunny spells with a risk of a rogue shower. Most areas dry. Cold in the breeze.  Max 7°C

Weekend: Quiet

Saturday: A lot of cloud about and breezy but dry with some bright spells later. Max 8°C

Sunday: Dry with bright spells. Max 10°C

Outlook: Looking unsettled on Monday/Tuesday with periods of rain and wind. Drier and settled again from midweek as high pressure returns to the south of the UK. No sign of any wintry conditions at this stage.

Monday

A spell of wet and windy weather to start the next working week

December 2019 Stats

Max 11.6°C (19th)
Min -2.9°C (2nd)
Av. 5.4°C
Av. Dew Pt 3.8°C
Wettest 27.6mm (13th)
Av. Humidity 89%
Av. Barometer 1007.2 hPa
Max Gust 38mph (14th)
Av. Wind Direction SW
Rain 115.8mm
Rain Registered Days 21
Dry Days 10
Air Frosts 2

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 1st of January 2020 at 5:40pm
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Temperatures rising – 26th December 2019 – 29th December 2019

Hi all,

So no White Christmas, which isn’t a surprise, despite what some of the media promise. The chance of us seeing a White Christmas is about 15% and we’re actually more likely to see a White Easter than Christmas, especially when Easter comes early. We were last below zero on the 25th back in 2010, and the last White Christmas was 2009. If you’re a snow- and cold-lover then you’re going to have to be patient.

Thursday: Rain spreading east across the region during the morning. This will ease into the afternoon but it will stay cloudy with some localised drizzle. Breezy. Max 8°C

Friday: Another band of rain swings in and quickly goes through to be followed by a few bright spells and it will be turning milder. Breezy. Max 11°C

Weekend: Very mild but dry

Saturday: High pressure will influence our weather for a few days, dragging in warmer southwesterly winds. Dry with some bright spells. Max 12°C

very mild

Very mild on Sunday with temperatures 6-8°C above normal

Sunday: Bright spells, breezy, especially to the west, but notably very mild for the time of year. Max 14°C

Outlook: Staying mild and settled with temperatures above average for a few days before rain returns with some very windy spells to start the new year.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2020. Thanks so much for all your tweets and kind words throughout the year.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 25th of December 2019 at 11:50am
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Milder and Unsettled – Thursday 19th December 2019 – Sunday 22nd December 2019

Hi all,

After a few chilly nights, milder air is set to return and with it rain. Cold again in time for Christmas Day?

Thursday: Mild with mostly cloudy skies during the morning. There could be the odd shower too but the main rain is set to arrive later into the afternoon and evening. Max 10°C

Friday: Morning rain clears to mostly cloudy conditions and a few showers, these most frequent in the west. Max 9°C

Weekend: Not bad.

Saturday: Bright spells and a few showers which should ease away during the afternoon. Max 8°C

Sunday: As per the last few days, the heaviest and more prolonged rain will be across southern and eastern England. This means we should be in for a reasonable day with bright or sunny spells and dry, albeit a little cooler. Max 7°C

Outlook: Remaining unsettled with spells of low pressure bringing bands of rain followed by bright spells and showers. Generally a southwesterly airflow, so temperatures slightly above average, meaning a White Christmas is not on the cards, which comes as no surprise.

Christmas Week: Mild and unsettled with low pressure in charge

Christmas Day: Cloudy and mostly dry. Some drizzle developing later. Breezy. Max 8°C

Thanks for reading and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Cheers,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 18th of December 2019 at 12:35pm.

Cold & Unsettled – Thursday 12th December 2019 – Sunday 15th December 2019

Hi all,

It’s certainly feeling like winter now with plenty of rain about and cold, especially so in the wind. I’m getting asked a lot about when the snow is coming, all fuelled by the usual tabloid nonsense, **rolls eyes**. There is some snow potential in this forecast and we take our first look at Christmas Day.

Thursday: Perhaps a slight frost to start with a little brightness. Cloud thickening from the south-west and rain arrives during the day with a short spell of sleet or wet-snow on the tops of the Pennines. Cold. Max 6°C

Friday: Low pressure in charge leading to a showery day but with some bright spells in between. Breezy. Max 6°C

Weekend: Showery and cold.

Saturday: A little cooler with wintry showers and bright spells. Some of the showers falling as hail and above 350M some will be sleety and perhaps in the heavier bursts fall as snow. Max 5°C

Sunday: Breezy and the morning should start bright, especially in the east. Some showers will arrive from the west as the day progresses, again some wintry especially on the hills but this is not set in stone. There will be a band of rain across southern England that could give some snow on its northern edge. At this stage the northern extend of the band seems to be the Midlands but could potentially be further north. Look out for updates on Twitter. Max 6°C

snow midlands

Chance of snow Saturday night into Sunday – all depends on the low’s location

Outlook: Not as windy to start with bright spells and showers and remaining cold. Later in the week we can expect some wet and windy weather to return as low pressure systems come in from the Atlantic and with it some milder spells.

Just for Fun: Current Christmas Day forecast: After a mild Christmas Eve, Christmas Day looks colder with a few wintry showers, a brisk northwesterly breeze and temperatures just slightly below normal. Max 5°C

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 11th of December at 12:25pm
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Rain and Mild Conditions Return; Election Day Snow? – Thursday 5th December 2019 – Sunday 8th December 2019

Hi all,

That’s our first winter cold snap out of the way. Didn’t last long but a few sharp frosts under our belt. There are a few rumours knocking around about snow falling on Election Day……

Thursday: A chilly start. Atlantic winds return bringing thickening cloud from the west. Drizzle will develop as the afternoon progresses so a damp end to the day is likely. Milder and windy with 35mph gusts, especially later. Max 10°C

Friday: After a very mild night with temperatures in double-figures, a front will spread some patchy rain southeast. Showery conditions follow and it will turn cooler during the day. Max 11°C

Weekend: Saturday the better day.

Saturday: Dry and bright, then cloud thickening from the west into the afternoon with perhaps the odd shower. The breeze picking up later ahead of heavy rain overnight. Max 9°C

Sunday: Any early rain clearing to a day of blustery showers, some heavy. Windy. Max 10°C

colder from the N

Winds turning north or northwesterly later next week opening the gates to much colder air

Outlook: Monday looks dry with sunny spells, then unsettled again. Turning colder from midweek with a risk of some wintry showers, possibly giving a covering of snow on the hills.

snow depth

UK snow depths by the end of next week

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Thanks for reading.
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 4th of December 2019 at 3:05pm.
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Turning sunnier & colder with frost and fog – Thursday 28th November 2019 – Sunday 1st December 2019

Hi all,

It’s been a dull and dank few days, and although mild, it really does feel like winter is closing in, but will we see snow any time soon?

Thursday: Cloud and rain will move south during the day with some heavy bursts for the afternoon. It will dry up during the evening as colder air arrives from the north. Ground-frost overnight. Max 9°C

Friday: A lovely autumnal day with plenty of sunshine. Much colder. Widespread frost overnight. Lows of -6°C possible in rural spots. Max 6°C

Weekend: Cold, frosty and dry with a risk of fog.

Saturday: Frosty and possible foggy start. Sunny spells and dry. The frost will persist all day in places. Cloud encroaching from the southwest later in the day. Cold. Max 5°C

Sunday: Any risk of rain with hill-snow looks set to stay away to the south so a bright day and dry albeit cold again. Frost likely overnight. Max 6°C

high P

High pressure rules this weekend and early next week – Frost, fog and sunshine

Outlook: High pressure builds and we lock in the cold air, so the first few days of December will be chilly and dry with sunny spells and frosty/foggy nights. Below average temperatures but recovering from midweek as the cold air looks like slipping away.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 27th of November 2019 at 3:30pm.
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