Summery with hot spells – Thursday 6th August 2020 – Sunday 9th August 2020

Hi all,

August tends to be a bit of a mixed month and it started to form. Good news – temperatures are set to rise and with it sunnier skies and a drier spell of weather to enjoy but a return to mixed conditions on the horizon?

**UV levels still high (7) so don’t forget sun-cream on your days outside**

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with warm bright spells developing later in the day but this might not be until evening for some of us. Muggy. Max 22°C

Friday: Second sweaty Friday in a row. Hot with sunny spells. Feeling humid. Perhaps a little less hot further west. Max 27°C

Another Frying Friday

Weekend: Decent, plenty of sunny spells to go round and pleasantly warm.

Saturday: A cold front will have moved through so not as hot but still warm with sunny spells developing after a cloudy start. Dry and feeling very warm in the August sunshine. Max 22°C

Sunday: Sunny spells and warm but becoming windy introducing a steady east or northeasterly wind which will be gusty as it comes over the Pennines. Dry. Max 21°C

Outlook: Remaining warm (even very warm) with temperatures into the 20s but becoming a little unstable with a risk of showers or even thunderstorms towards midweek.

July 2020 Stats

Max 31.6°C (31st)
Min 7.2°C (12th)
Av. 14.1°C
Av. Dew Pt 10.9°C
Wettest 18.4mm (27th)
Av. Humidity 82%
Av. Barometer 1016 hPa
Max Gust 34.5 mph (5th)
Av. Wind Direction W
Rain 103.8mm (130% of average)
Rain Registered Days 24
Dry Days 7

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 5th of August 2020 at 10:55am.

Steamy End to Month – Thursday 30th July 2020 – Sunday 2nd August 2020

Hi all,

July has been particularly poor on the temperature front and not great when it comes to dry weather either, but the month is going to end with some heat and humidity wafting up from Spain.

Here’s an updated image of the temperatures statistics for July vs. previous years.

Woeful Temperature Stats for July 2020

And looking at rainfall…..

July 2020 is wetter than average

**High UV levels still in place so remember sun-cream**

Thursday: Early cloud and a few showers will push north during the morning leaving a day of increasingly sunny skies and much warmer temperatures. Feeling hot and humid by evening. Max 25°C

Friday: A hot day with plenty of sunshine. Cloud arrives by evening with a change beginning out west. Only downside is it will be quite breezy at times. Very humid. Max 30°C

A baking day on Friday. Somewhere in the UK could see 35°C – impressive for a short-lived hot spell

Weekend: Cooler but not too bad

Saturday: Cooler weather will arrive from the west and with it some cloud and a few localised showers. Sunny spells developing later and breezy. Max 19°C

Sunday: Sunny spells and most places dry but a few scattered showers can’t be ruled out. Max 19°C

Outlook: Unfortunately, unsettled weather will return.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 29th of July 2020 at 7:25pm.
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A poor July continues – Thursday 23rd July 2020 – Sunday 26th July 2020

Hi all,

No let-up in this grim summer month. Notably, the temperatures have really struggled. I posted the below on Twitter this week and it’s clear to see how disappointing July has been so far.

Thursday: Cloudy with pulses of showery rain coming in from the west. Quite warm considering. Max 18°C

Friday: If you can, take advantage of a breather from the cloud and rain. A decent day is in store with warm sunny spells. Remember sun-cream as UV levels are still high. Max 19°C

Weekend: Low pressure arrives

Saturday: Rain welcomes the start of the weekend, moving west to east. Bright spells and showers follow. Breezy. Max 18°C

Sunday: Bright spells and scattered showers. Again a little breezy. Max 17°C

Outlook: Changeable with showery rain at times. No sign of anything very warm or hot on the horizon. Sad times.

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Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 22nd of July 2020 at 4:45pm.

A little warmer with some sunny spells – Thursday 16th July 2020 – Sunday 19th July 2020

Hi all,

Well last week’s weather forecast didn’t go to plan, as high pressure failed to establish itself over the UK for the second weekend running. July is turning out to be a disappointment.

Thursday: A cloudy and generally overcast day throughout but it looks like staying dry, quite humid and warmer with light winds. Chance of some breaks in the cloud later. Max 18°C

Friday: Bright spells developing and feeling pleasant but a little humid. Warmest day of this forecast. Max 21°C

Weekend: Some rain.

Saturday: Any brightness fading as cloud thickens from the northwest. A weakening cold front will bring some patchy rain. Not much rain as the front breaks up as it moves through an area of high pressure. Bright spells later. Max 17°C

Sunday: Brighter with sunny spells. Breezy and fresher for all. Max 18°C

Outlook: Warm at first with some dry weather and sunny spells. From midweek, it looks like high pressure will slip away as low pressure closes in on Scotland. In between we will become breezy and mostly cloudy with a risk of some rain at times.

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Thanks for reading. Stay Safe!
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 15th of July 2020 at 5:30pm.

Drier and Warmer Weather to return but for how long – Thursday 9th July 2020 – Sunday 12th July 2020

Hi all,

The weather is certainly misbehaving and we are definitely suffering now after enjoying a lovely April and May. But, there is some hope on the horizon.

Thursday: Cloudy with light rain or showers continuing for most of the morning. Slowly drier into the afternoon. Max 16°C

Friday: Sunny spells and a heavy shower or two developing, especially so in the east. Max 16°C

Weekend: At last. Much improved compared to recent weekends. Light winds.

Saturday: High pressure is set to build across the UK from the southwest. So the weather will become settled with light winds and bright spells developing but some of us could keep some stubborn cloud. Cool overnight. Max 17°C

Sunday: Sunny spells here and there and feeling warmer after a fresh start. Max 20°C

⚠️ UV levels still high so wear sun-cream.

Outlook: Quite hopeful that high pressure will stay in charge for a few days of the week ahead; so some warm bright/sunny spells and temperatures into the 20s. Question mark over midweek as to whether the high pressure slips back away to the southwest and thicker cloud topples in from the northwest or not.

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As ever, thanks for reading. Stay Safe!

Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 8th July 2020 at 4:20pm

Unsettled then improving next week – Thursday 2nd July 2020 – Sunday 5th July 2020

Hi all,

Meh. June might have had a brief ‘heatwave’ and reached 30°C but it delivered a lot of rain, 170% of the monthly average, mostly coming from thundery downpours, and overall was disappointing. Here’s July and although it’s a new month, there’s little change in our weather for now…..

As always at this time of the year when sunny – HIGH UV LEVELS – Wear sun-cream.

Thursday: Rain to start, pushing away to the south and turning showery. Bright spells later and drier towards evening. Max 18°C

Friday: Cloud thickening throughout the day with rain slowly spreading in, with some heavy bursts. Becoming windy with extensive hill-fog. Max 16°C

Weekend: Still unsettled.

Low pressure drives the weekend weather

Saturday: A band of rain moving southeast to be replaced by a few showers and the odd bright spell. Breezy. Max 17°C

Sunday: A windy day with scattered showers and some bright or sunny spells in between. Max 18°C

Outlook: It looks like high pressure will slowly edge in from the southwest (just) settling the weather down. So drier and brighter with sunny spells breaking out as the week progresses. Temperatures a little disappointing at first but then recovering to around 20°C towards the end of the week. With areas of rain to the northwest we might see some breezy days but we will live with that after recent conditions.

June 2020 Stats

Max 30.0°C (25th)
Min 6.3°C (5th)
Av. 14.6°C
Av. Dew Pt 10.3°C
Wettest 39.8mm (16th)
Av. Humidity 77%
Av. Barometer 1012.7 hPa
Max Gust 39.1mph
Av. Wind Direction WSW
Rain 132.6mm
Rain Registered Days 19
Dry Days 11

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 1st of July 2020 at 7:40pm
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Thunderstorms easing and turning fresher – Thursday 18th June 2020 – Sunday 21st June 2020

Hi all,

Well that was a lively few days as isolated thunderstorms delivered record-breaking rainfall and flash-flooding. We’ve certainly made up for a dry few months but that said, not everywhere saw these storms and remain desperate for some rain.

Record-breaking yesterday as the afternoon storm dropped 23.2mm in 53 minutes – the highest rainfall total in any 1-hour period (4:06pm-4:59pm). I have records since August 2012. 14.8mm of that fell in just 17 mins (4:07pm-4:24pm). Then the evening’s storm (total 13mm) at its peak, dropped 8mm in 8 mins!!

Lightning in Chadderton during Tuesday evening’s storm

Thursday: A band of rain will move northwest across the region, arriving early-morning. This will hang around for most of the day. Perhaps the odd rumble of thunder but this is a more general area of rain, rather than isolated developing thunderstorms. Still humid. Max 18°C

Friday: A better day all round, plenty of sunny spells on offer, but still some isolated showers for the afternoon, which again could be thundery and beefy. Warm. Max 20°C

Weekend: Turning fresher.

Saturday: Sunny spells becoming bright spells as cloud thickens from the west. Rain will arrive later but not expected until overnight. Becoming breezy. Max 20°C

A cold front will bring rain overnight on Saturday and introduce fresher air for Sunday

Sunday: Early rain moves on then sunny spells developing. Still warm but we will have lost the humid air so feeling fresher. Windy. Max 19°C

Outlook: Looks to settle down as long as high pressure can build from the south-west. Plenty of warm sunny spells, perhaps becoming very warm for a day or so midweek. Overall drier.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 17th of June 2020 at 1:45pm
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Becoming humid – Thursday 11th June 2020 – Sunday 14th June 2020

Hi all,

It’s been a bit of an unsettled week, something we haven’t been used to since lockdown began but at least we’ve had some welcome rain (27.2mm this month). Warmer air is on its way back.

Thursday: A cloudy morning with some showers pushing in from the east. It will tend to be a drier and brighter afternoon but rain back late-evening. Feeling warmer despite it being particularly windy with 35mph gusts. Max 17°C

Friday: Remaining windy with some morning showers pushing away. Bright spells follow and it will start to feel a little humid. Max 19°C

Weekend: Muggy and warm with winds easing. Risk of a storm.

Saturday: Any early heavy rain moves away to the north then warm sunny spells develop and not as windy as recently. Winds will start to shift southeasterly and it will become humid and with this muggy air, a few hefty showers or even thunderstorms could arrive for the evening or even late-afternoon. Max 21°C

Dew points on the rise meaning it will feel muggy and humid this weekend

Sunday: Overall a drier day for most with just a scattering of showers. Still warm and humid (perhaps not as much as Saturday) with some sunny spells. Most likely to be the best day of the weekend. Max 22°C

Outlook: Mostly settled at first with warm bright spells and the odd shower. Temperatures around 20°C. General thinking after that is, warm, a little humid at times with a risk of downpours/thunderstorms.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 10th of June at 6:25pm
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Thundery Breakdown – Thursday 25th June 2020 – Sunday 28th June 2020

Hi all,

By heck it’s hot! Not record-breaking like last year but still hot enough for sweaty days and some uncomfortable nights with temperatures not dropping much below 20°C but it’s not lasting.

As always at this time of the year when sunny – HIGH UV LEVELS – Wear sun-cream.

Thursday: Another scorching and hot day with plenty of sunshine. A little bit of cloud might bubble up later. Humid and a very warm night. Max 30°C

Thunderstorms moving NE Friday afternoon as the heatwave breaks

Friday: Well that didn’t last long did it. Another very warm and humid day but cooler. After some early sunshine the clouds will arrive. Thundery downpours are expected to break out during the day with a risk of localised flooding, frequent lightning and hail. ⚠️ Warning in place. Max 24°C

Weekend: Low pressure in control

Saturday: Fresher conditions will be spreading in on a keen southwesterly wind. Sunny spells and frequent showers the order of the day, some heavy and perhaps thundery but not as intense as what’s possible on Friday. Max 19°C

Sunday: Bright spells and scattered showers. Certainly feeling like we are back to the norm with temperatures into the late-teens. Windy. Max 17°C

Outlook: Temperatures will recover a little and it looks mostly cloudy, some sunny spells and spells of showers.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 24th of June 2020 at 5:35pm
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Summer’s gone already – Thursday 4th June 2020 – Sunday 7th June 2020

Hi all,

All good things have to come to an end. We’ve had a great spell of sunny, dry and very warm to hot weather, which ended with us having the sunniest Spring on record. May was also the driest month I have ever recorded. At least the rain is welcome; we just don’t want it to hang around too long. Now Summer is officially here, will the decent weather return anytime soon?

Thursday: Breezy with mostly cloudy skies, although a bright start is possible. Some showers filtering down on the northerly wind. Cool. Max 14°C

Friday: Bright spells and showers, some heavy and most frequent in the east. Cool and very windy later with 35-40mph gusts. Max 13°C

Weekend: Unsettled. Feeling cold on Saturday.

Unusual for the time of year – a deep low in the North Sea feeding down cold NNW winds

Saturday: Low pressure in charge so a completely different set-up to last weekend. Feeling cold in a strong wind with bright spells and showers. Some heavy with a rumble of thunder possible. 40mph gusts. Max 11°C

Temperatures only just into double-figures on Saturday

Sunday: Breezy but not as windy as yesterday and although there will still be some showers around, they are expected to be fewer and overall not as chilly. Max 14°C

Outlook: Looks like a couple of drier days on Monday and Tuesday but after that, sunshine and scattered heavy showers. Temperatures recovering and close to 20°C again.

May 2020 Stats

Max 25.2°C (20th)
Min 0.2°C (14th)
Av. 12.2°C
Av. Dew Pt 5.9°C
Wettest 2.4mm (22nd)
Av. Humidity 68%
Av. Barometer 1022.7 hPa
Max Gust 43.7mph (22nd) (record for May)
Av. Wind Direction W
Rain 7.4mm (overall record)
Rain Registered Days 5
Dry Days 26 (good work that!)
Air Frosts 0

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 3rd of June at 14:35
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