Thursday 27th February – Sunday 2nd March


We have had some mild temperatures recently but as we enter the meteorological Spring it looks set to turn slightly cooler with some night-time frosts.

Thursday sees any rain from overnight quickly clearing away eastwards on a fresh breeze. This then leaves a day of sunshine and some wintry showers with possible hail or thunder for the afternoon. Feeling cooler than recently, especially in the breeze, with highs of 7’C.

Generally a day of bright spells and the odd shower for Friday. However, there is a risk of some rain pushing up from the south which may give some wet-snow on the hills. It looks frosty and icy overnight. Highs of 6’C.

Cold start on Saturday with some places below freezing as we enter March. Some isolated showers are expected during the day but also with some bright spells. Highs of 6’C.

Sunday looks a reasonable day. Drier and a little milder. Bright spells across the region after an early shower-risk. Highs of 8’C.

Looking ahead temperatures look to stay around average and we will continue to see some showers at times but not as unsettled as recent weeks.

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Thursday 20th February – Sunday 23rd February


Well that was quite a week, in which a couple of my weather records were broken. Firstly a gust of 72mph was recorded during Wednesday’s storm and then late on Friday night with another deep area of low pressure sitting over us, I managed a record low pressure of 961.16mb.

Thursday sees the return to unsettled wet and windy weather after the recent respite. The morning looks wet with rain early on, turning showery as the day goes on. Highs of 9’C.

After a mild night, Friday will be breezy with showers at times across all parts especially into the afternoon. Highs of 8’C.

If you are planning something for the weekend then Saturday looks the better day at the moment.

Saturday sees us under a westerly airflow bringing the odd isolated shower but these easing so slightly drier by evening. Highs of 7’C.

Sunday sees a mainly cloudy day with some rain and breezy conditions spreading in from the south-west. Highs of 7’C.

Looking ahead, the weather looks to remain unsettled and dominated by systems coming in off the Atlantic giving rain or showers at times but remaining mild. No sign of any snowfall this month.

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Thursday 13th February – Sunday 16th February


After severe gales yesterday and some snow in the 24 hours previous, the weather has been all-go recently.

Thursday will still be a very windy day with some scattered wintry showers which may fall as hail and snow on the hills. Feeling cold and turning chilly overnight with a slight frost and ice-risk. Highs of 5’C.

Friday starts cold and bright for much of the morning but soon becoming overcast with rain pushing up from the south during the afternoon with a strengthening south-easterly wind. Highs of 6’C.

Any early rain clearing on Saturday after giving some hill-snow for a time. Following on, bright spells and heavy wintry showers. Windy. Cold. Highs of 5’C.

Sunday looks the best day of the weekend. Bright spells and generally dry but don’t rule out the odd shower. Feeling cold though with highs of 5’C.

Generally drier and more settled next week after some rain early and late.

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Thursday 6th February – Sunday 9th February


So we are now into February after a very wet and windy January and the new month seems to be following the same pattern.

After a wet and windy day yesterday, Thursday promises a somewhat better day with less wind with some early showers around but with a drier afternoon. Cloudy later with some rain into the evening. Highs of 7’C.

Early rain on Friday followed by bright spells and still the risk of a scattered shower. This risk will ease away and turning chilly during the evening but short-lived as cloud increases. Highs of 6’C.

More wind and rain is set to spread across the region again on Friday night and into Saturday via a deep area of low pressure. Heavy rain will soon clear to frequent, blustery showers with winds gusting to gale-force especially around the coasts. Feeling cold with highs of 6’C.

Sunday sees low pressure still in charge, so a windy day with some showers, these maybe wintry on the hills and Pennines. Highs of 6’C.

Looking ahead, we see the unsettled weather continue and apart from some Pennine wintry showers there seems no sign of any significant snow giving us a taste of winter. Could we even go the whole winter without a regional snow-cover? Time will tell.

January 2014 Stats: Warmest: 10.4’C; Coldest: 0.2’C; Wettest Day: 10.4mm; Windiest: 45mph; Total Rainfall: 122.4mm (wettest for 13 months)