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)