Several Severe Weather Warnings in force – Thursday 29th October 2020 – Sunday 1st November 2020

Hi all,

We’ve had typical autumnal weather this week with breezy conditions and rain at times and it’s not going to get any better in the short-term. If anything, worse.

**3 Severe Weather warnings in place** – Thursday 9am, pretty much all the way through to Sunday 23:59.

Thu/Fri: Met Office warning for heavy rain affecting the region. Further warnings on Twitter, @ChadWeather.

Thursday: You might be lucky to start dry but rain, heavy at times will arrive from the southwest. It will be breezy at times and with this airflow comes not only a lot moisture but milder air. Max 14°C

A wet Thursday with the highest totals on the hills

Friday: Rain continuing on and off for the day as pulses arrive from the southwest. A very mild day and remaining breezy. Max 15°C

Weekend: Very windy with further showers.

Saturday: Cloudy with rain spreading east during the day followed by showers. Winds increasing with gale-force gusts likely. Mild once again. Max 15°C

Sunday: Yep you’ve guessed it, another area of rain from the west swings through but this time quickly with bright spells and showers following. Turning cooler and very windy with 35-40mph gusts. Max 12°C

Around 2 inches of rain, locally more, between now and Monday.

Outlook: Wet and windy to start but high pressure has the chance to build to our southwest from midweek turning the weather more settled, calmer and drier. We’ll certainly need it after a week of rain with localised flooding possible.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest.

Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 28th of October 2020 at 5:20pm.

Images: Met Office and http://www.wxcharts.com.

Spells of Rain – Thursday 22nd October 2020 – Sunday 25th October 2020

Hi all,

Halfway through autumn, and so far quite a wet one but with little happening over the past week. We’ve been stuck with stubborn cloud this week and mostly mild temperatures which peaked at 16.6°C on Tuesday. So, anything significant on the horizon? Let’s see…

Thursday: A mostly overcast day with some showery rain around during the morning. It will tend to dry up for the remainder of the day, possibly brighter before dusk, and feel cooler than recently. Max 12°C

Friday: A band of rain will move from west to east during the morning and early afternoon. Brighter and drier for the evening. Cool. Max 11°C

Weekend: Unsettled.

Saturday: Much milder once again but with strong southwesterly winds. A dry morning is expected but cloud will thicken into the afternoon with rain expected later and overnight. Max 16°C

Sunday: Further spells of rain turning showery later and becoming cooler as a cold front moves through. Still breezy. Max 12°C

Outlook: The Jet Stream looks set to be over or close to the UK so expect further spells of rain with bright spells and showers in between. Windy at times too. So, typical autumnal weather but no sign of anything particularly cold for the time of year.

Don’t forget the clocks go back one hour on Sunday morning at 2am. The darker evenings are here.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts to help you plan your day.

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Thanks as always for reading.
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 21st of October 2020 at 4:35pm.

Mostly Cloudy and Quiet… for now – Thursday 15th October 2020 – Sunday 18th October 2020

Hi all,

After a few weeks of unsettled weather, and quite a bit of rainfall, the weather is going to settle down for a while. Unfortunately a lot of cloud to come and a cool-feel to boot.

Thursday: High pressure close by will mean plenty of dry weather with some bright spells. A fresh north-easterly wind. Chance of an isolated shower early and then late-afternoon/evening. Max 11°C

Friday: Little change, if anything more cloud feeding in from the east but generally dry once more after a cold start. Any breaks in the cloud overnight allowing temperatures to drop away. Max 11°C

Weekend: Mainly Overcast.

Saturday: A generally cloudy day, some low-cloud on the hills which could produce the odd pocket of drizzle. Otherwise quiet with little going on. Max 12°C

Sunday: No change. Feeling cool at times under a lot of cloud. Max 11°C

Outlook: Not much difference for most of Monday but as the wind swings more to the south, or southwest it will be slightly milder with rain lurking out west. Turning wet after that, especially midweek onwards and then cooler later in the week.

As we approach mid-October here are some of the latest stats for the month.

Max. Temp: 14.8°C
Min. Temp: 3.1°C
Total Rainfall: 94.2mm

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 14th of October at 6:20pm

Improvements by the Weekend – Thursday 8th October 2020 – Sunday 11th October 2020

Hi all,

I’m back for my usual weekly blog. No time last week but I’m here with the standard four-day outlook to help plan your weekend. Also, the stats for September are out.

Thursday: Cloudy with rain for the first part of the morning which will creep away southeastwards before lunch. Bright spells eventually following on behind. Max 13°C

Friday: Perhaps a dry start but brief as more rain arrives from the west hanging around for most of the day. Slightly drier towards evening and turning colder. Max 11°C

Weekend: Chilly but better.

Saturday: Breezy with a cold north to northwesterly wind which will bring the odd shower, especially in the west. Otherwise bright spells and a chilly night with a touch of ground-frost. Max 11°C

Sunday: Sunny spells but still a fresh steady breeze. Max 11°C

Outlook: Some rain expected on Monday then a few days of drier conditions with sunny spells. Looks likely to be unsettled again by the time we reach the weekend. Temperatures a little below normal with a cool breeze.

September 2020 Stats

Max 26.8°C (15th)
Min 2.5°C (28th)
Av. 13.0°C
Av. Dew Pt 9.5°C
Wettest 15.8mm (30th)
Av. Humidity 81%
Av. Barometer 1017.5 hPa
Max Gust 27.6 mph (25th)
Av. Wind Direction W
Rain 49.2mm
Rain Registered Days 14
Dry Days 16

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts and if you want to keep up with the live weather conditions then follow @OldhamWxStats.

Thanks for reading.
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 7th of October 2020 at 4:50pm.

Sunny Weekend – Thursday 24th September 2020 – Sunday 27th September 2020

Hi all,

Autumn is here and despite some rain to start this forecast the following days look quite decent with some overnight chills.

Thursday: A band of rain will move through during the morning followed by scattered showers and some bright spells. Cool and breezy. Max 13°C

Friday: A cool start then sunny spells breaking through. More cloud to the east and a nagging northerly wind. Max 13°C

Weekend: Dry with decent spells of sunshine.

Saturday: A ground-frost to start then sunny spells and lighter winds. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Max 13°C

Sunday: Very similar and after the cold start more sunshine on offer. Perhaps cloudier to the east at times. Max 14°C

Outlook: Showery rain moving east on Monday then the rest of the week is currently uncertain and depends on the position of the Jet Stream; so look our for updates later this week.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

As always, thanks for reading.

Cheers,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 23rd of September 2020 at 9:05pm

Plenty of Sunshine and Dry – Thursday 17th September 2020 – Sunday 20th September 2020

Hi all,

We had a brief return to Summer this week and there’s more decent weather to come. Although a change in wind direction means we won’t hit the mid-20s like earlier this week. In fact the maximum temperature for September was broken this week. [My records started in August 2012].

September maximum temperatures:

2020 26.8°C
2019 22.8°C
2018 23.1°C
2017 20.2°C
2016 23.6°C
2015 20.5°C
2014 21.1°C
2013 23.8°C
2012 23.2°C

Thursday: A fresh start then sunny spells and a slight breeze. Warm. Dry. Max 19°C

Friday: Sunny spells and feeling pleasant. Breezy later. Max 17°C

Weekend: Windy but sunny.

Saturday: A good amount of sunshine developing across the region but there will be a gusty northeasterly wind. Max 17°C

Sunday: Still windy but probably less so than yesterday. Dry with more sunny periods on offer after a cloudy morning with rain close to the southeast. Max 16°C

Outlook: Continuing much of the same until midweek when the Jet Stream will start to influence our weather pattern. Showers followed by spells of rain. Enjoy this current spell of weather while you can.

Turning unsettled midweek next week – meanwhile enjoy!

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks for reading,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 7:55pm

Slowly becoming settled – Thursday 3rd September 2020 – Sunday 6th September 2020

Hi all,

Meteorological Summer is done and the statistics on how it compared to previous summers will be published later this week. Some hot days in there but also plenty of rain and reasonably breezy.

Thursday: A mild start and cloudy with some patchy rain. Sunny spells developing during the day with just the odd shower. Breezy but warm. Max 19°C

Friday: Not a bad day with bright or sunny spells. Breezy and the odd passing shower. A little cooler. Max 17°C

Weekend: Some showers.

Saturday: Breezy with bright spells and a few showers coming in on the west-to-northwest wind. Feeling a little cool at times. Max 16°C

Sunday: Little change, bright spells, passing showers and breezy. Max 17°C

Outlook: High pressure to our southwest so generally settled for a few days with quite cloudy skies. Some bright spells and mostly dry. No sign of any early-Autumn warmth or chill.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks as ever for reading and I hope you all had an enjoyable Summer.

Cheers,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 2nd of September 2020 at 3:20pm.

Chilly Nights as Autumn looms – Thursday 27th August 2020 – Sunday 30th August 2020

Hi all,

Storm Ellen then Storm Francis and we are still in a summer month! The most recent storm brought some damage to trees, although it wasn’t as windy as it could have been. The main feature of Francis was the rain. Locally, over 2 inches of rainfall was recorded with 45mm at Chadderton HQ.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy after any morning brightness fades. Showery rain already affecting the west will move slowly and erratically east. Max 17°C

Friday: Again cloudy with showers then more general rain arrives from the north-east with the wind picking up and becoming gusty. Turning cooler overnight. Max 16°C

Weekend: Fresh but bright with cold nights.

Saturday: Windy and noticeable as the air feeds in from the chilly north-east. Any showers fading to a day of sunny spells. Winds falling light overnight and turning cold. Rurally close to a ground-frost (4°C). Max 15°C

Sunday: Fresh to begin the day then decent enough. Sunny spells with light winds and clouding over later in the day. Another cold night. Max 16°C

More details on the Bank Holiday Monday later this week.

Outlook: Remaining below average temperatures with days alternating from sunny spells to spells of showers. Odd windy day too.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 26th of August 2020 at 14:35

Storm Ellen – Thursday 20th August 2020 – Sunday 23rd August 2020

Hi all,

It’s my youngest 6th birthday today, so it’s been a busy one with a trip to Chester Zoo in the pouring rain. So, a short and sweet blog this week with time limited. The Irish Met Office named Storm Ellen this week, which will bring some disruptive winds to the UK.

Thursday: A lovely day, albeit windy. Sunshine from the word go and with winds strengthening from a southerly direction it will turn out very warm. Dry throughout. Rain overnight. Windy with 25-35mph gusts. Max 22°C

Friday: Early rain will move away to the north to leave a day of sunshine and showers, some heavy. Storm Ellen will have decayed now but a new low pressure that joined with Storm Ellen will have formed and will produce strong and gusty southwesterly winds. Warning in place for 40-50mph gusts, and possibly up to 60mph in exposed places and especially during showers. A little cooler. Max 20°C

Weekend: Winds slowly easing.

Saturday: Windy with sunshine and showers once again. Fresher. Max 18°C

Sunday: Looks the better of the weekend days. Bright spells and mostly dry with any morning showers fading. Winds becoming lighter. Max 17°C

Outlook: Sunny spells and showers for a few days then hopefully a couple of settled days before next weekend turns unsettled again.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest updates and warnings as Storm Ellen arrives.

Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 19th of August 2020 at 9:10pm

Heatwave to end – Thursday 13th August 2020 – Sunday 16th August 2020

Hi all,

August didn’t start well but it certainly heated up and felt a lot more like summer even with the localised thundery downpours. Most people to the southeast of the Midlands, have been having a heatwave for over a week now. We only hit heatwave status on Monday as we touched the 25°C threshold and remained in that for the two days that followed, but it is now coming to an end. It’s been far too humid for my liking (head is pounding) and even though it will be getting cooler, it will still be quite muggy.

**Don’t forget your sun-cream – UV levels still high**

Thursday: It’s looking a slightly cloudy start, especially in the east, with sunny spells developing during the day. Less hot and a nice breeze developing. It’s looking mostly dry with the risk of thunderstorms quite low, but never say never. Max 25°C

Friday: Cloud will spill in from the east but will slowly break up during the day. Bright or sunny spells best in the west. Again, a small risk of a thunderstorm but it’s looking mostly dry. Humid and a little cooler. Max 23°C

Weekend: Scattered showers and a touch humid.

Saturday: A lot of cloud-cover but a few bright spells will sneak through. Generally a drier picture but isolated showers can’t be ruled out. Max 21°C

Sunday: Sunshine and showers, again some thundery, with the chance of showers more likely than yesterday. Max 20°C

Outlook: Bright or sunny spells and with mostly light winds the showers will be slow-moving. Temperatures back to average (18-20°C).

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

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 12th of August 2020 at 4:35pm