Thursday 29th May – Sunday 1st June


After a wet spell it looks like improving as we head towards the weekend.

Thursday will see a damp morning with some periods of rain which will slowly ease away southwards. The afternoon sees the rain become patchy and turn showery so slightly drier in places. Highs of 15’C.

The weather now improves as high pressure builds in.

Friday promises to be a dry day with variable amounts of cloud. Low risk of an early shower but soon bright spells for most of the day and feeling a bit more pleasant with highs of 17’C.

Similar as we enter Saturday. Hopefully more in the way of sunshine too with warm sunny spells and light winds. Very nice for being outdoors. Highs of 19’C.

Sunday will again be a reasonable day with warm bright spells. Maybe a little more cloud than Saturday, so later on we can’t rule out an isolated shower. Highs of 18’C.

Looking ahead it looks unsettled into next week, so no sign of summer just yet.

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Thursday 22nd May – Monday 26th May


So another Bank Holiday weekend approaches but after the lovely weekend have we used up all our sun and warmth?

After a decent day on Wednesday, Thursday has a different theme with a cloudy morning with heavy, possibly thundery rain spreading up from the SE. This turns showery. Cooler with highs of 15’C.

Friday the unsettled theme continues. Showers at times. Some heavy but quite scattered. Some brightness in between. Highs of 15’C.

So on to the weekend. A mixed bag really. Not a washout.

Saturday looks likely being another showery day, these scattered albeit some will be heavy. Feeling pleasant in any sunshine. Perhaps a little warmer 16’C.

A similar day on Sunday with some bright spells and scattered showers. Hopefully these will ease later in the day. Highs of 17’C.

At the moment Bank Holiday Monday looks like being quite reasonable. Sunny spells and quite warm. A shower can’t be ruled out. Highs of 18’C.

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Thursday 15th May – Sunday 18th May


Finally a little bit of drier settled weather has arrived and with it some warmth after a cool week with some substantial rainfall, including the wettest day for 6 months.

Thursday should be a dry day with sunny spells after a misty and possibly overcast morning in some places. Feeling pleasant in any sun with light winds. Highs of 17’C. Some cloud may linger on the hills.

Friday looks to follow suit with a day of sunny spells after any early cloud and possible hill-drizzle breaks up and eases. Feeling warm again and it’s likely we may see highs of 21’C in some parts.

The weekend will see a slow change as the high pressure slips away.

Saturday sees a reasonable day across the region with sunny spells breaking through the clouds. Thicker cloud later on could trigger off a few late-afternoon showers. Still pleasantly warm at 20’C.

Sunday sees the change continue. Any bright spells will eventually be replaced by cloud and showery rain pushing slowly in from the west later with an increasing breeze. Highs a little cooler at 17’C.

The outlook for early next week is for it to be unsettled and showery with average temperatures.

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Thursday 8th May – Sunday 11th May

Hi all,

So another Bank Holiday passes with some reasonable weather but not as good as we’d love it to be. Another chance at the end of May so fingers crossed.

Unsettled sums up the coming days’ weather.

Thursday will start mainly dry in most areas but short-lived as cloud and rain spread from the south-west with the odd heavier burst. Quite cool and breezy. Highs of 13’C.

Bright or sunny spells on Friday but these in between showers, which will be heavy with possible hail or thunder and may even merge to longer spells of rain at times. Breezy. Highs of 13’C.

The weekend doesn’t promise much.

It should start bright on Saturday but cloud will thicken and rain with an increasing breeze will develop over the region as the day progresses. Highs of 14’C.

Sunday sees the rain push away to the east leaving behind sunshine and frequent heavy showers as well as a keen north-westerly breeze. Feeling cooler with highs of only 12’C.

Looking ahead. Remaining unsettled into next week. Hints for maybe something warmer by the end of the week. To keep up-to-date with your local weather, follow Jon, @ChadWeather on Twitter.

April 2014 Stats: Warmest: 18.1’C; Coldest 1.8’C; Wettest: 10.2mm; Windiest: 37mph; Total Rainfall: 57.8mm.


Bank Holiday Update ~ Start of May 2014


As per the norm the weather is always changing and it now looks like Sunday will be the hiccup in some reasonable long-weekend weather.

Saturday will start cold after a rural frosty start. It should be a day of sunny spells but these will turn hazy later as cloud spreads in from the west. The night is not expected to see any frost due to this cloud-cover. Highs 14’C.

So Sunday as mentioned looks worse than first thought. Mainly cloudy and it looks like rain will be further south than first predicted so expect to see some light rain at times easing later on. Fingers crossed it does a U-turn and stays further north. Mild with highs of 14’C.

Bank Holiday Monday looks better. Sunny spells once any early cloud breaks. Feeling pleasant and warm. Highs of 17’C.

That’s your update. Few drinks in Manchester for me on Sunday. I was hoping for some beer garden action but not looking likely. Boooooo.

Jon (@ChadWeather)