Thursday 26th May 2016 – Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016

Hi all,

Heatwave on the way? Nope. However, it is looking generally settled from the weekend so not a washout.

After a miserable Wednesday, we hang onto this set-up into the first half of Thursday with plenty of cloud around and some drizzle or light rain. Low-cloud over the hilltops too. It should be a little milder than yesterday and it will generally dry up into the evening. Max 14°C.

Bright spells around on Friday and feeling warm in any sunshine. The warmth might trigger an afternoon shower or two, otherwise dry. Max 17°C.

Another extended 3-day weekend :). Always nice and the weather is going to be reasonably well-behaved.

During Saturday high pressure will be sitting just to our north bringing settled conditions. Sunny spells and temperatures around average. With the sun strong at this time of the year it will feel pleasant enough. Don’t forget that sun-cream. Max 18°C.

Little change into Sunday. Bright or sunny spells and winds should generally be light. The reason we aren’t warming up into the hot category with this settled weather around, is because we have the wind coming from the north-east. Low risk of an isolated shower into the evening. Max 18°C.


Thundery downpours close by on Bank Holiday Monday as they develop towards our E and SE

The high pressure slips away slightly into Bank Holiday Monday but the likelihood is that we stay dry with sunny spells but just increase the shower-risk. Most of the showers will be in the east and south-east of the UK but we can’t rule out a heavy downpour, possibly thundery, later in the day. Max 19°C.

BH Temps

Maximum temperatures for Bank Holiday Monday – no heatwave

At the moment the rest of the week looks settled with high pressure close by. No heatwave yet, but certainly some pleasant conditions and a lot of dry weather. If winds turn to come from the south-east then we could import some warmer air from the Continent.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter to catch all the latest weather updates for Manchester and its surrounding boroughs.

Forecast issued at 14:30 on Wednesday the 25th of May 2016

Thanks for reading,

Thursday 19th May 2016 – Sunday 22nd May 2016

Hi all,

We’ve had a decent May so far, with some warm sunshine, a few calm, chilly nights and mainly dry conditions. In fact we’ve only recorded 13mm of rain this month but this total is set to rise as we enter a few unsettled days.

A chilly and misty or locally foggy start to Thursday, but once this lifts the sun should break through the clouds and a reasonable few hours ahead. Cloud will thicken later though with rain expected late-afternoon and into the evening. Feeling warm and a little muggy. Max 17°C.

A bit of a repeat performance on Friday. Bright spells for the morning and early afternoon so feeling pleasant and not a bad day. Cloud will increase and the wind picks up as showers arrive into the evening. Some of these could be heavy before general rain arrives. So if you’re off out for the Whit Friday celebrations pack something waterproof for late on. Max 16°C.

weather fronts

Plenty of weather fronts from the Atlantic over the coming days keeping us unsettled

It’s a bit of a complex picture as we go into the weekend. A unseasonal low pressure is set to swing in from the southwest Friday night introducing windy conditions for a time and a spell of heavy rain on into Saturday. This will clear quickly to bright spells and showers later. Feeling cool in the fresh wind. Max 16°C.

It’s the Manchester 10k on Sunday and the wife is taking part, so it means I’ll be dodging the showers which will be heavy. Don’t be surprised to see some hail again with thunder and lightning. The bright spells in between the showers will offer some respite. A little cooler. Max 14°C.

Looking ahead into next week and there were some signs of the weather settling down and becoming very warm as high pressure built. This still looks likely, but perhaps delayed until later in the week or towards the end of the month. Otherwise, it will remain showery with temperatures around average.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter to catch all the latest weather updates for Manchester and its surrounding boroughs.

Forecast issued at 14:20 on Wednesday the 18th of May 2016

Thanks for reading,

Thursday 12th May 2016 – Sunday 15th May 2016

Hi all,

Finally we’ve had our first taste of Spring, well in fact some days felt like summer with a high of 24°C. With UV levels at 6, my tan is coming along nicely. However, cooler weather is on the way.

Thursday will be a decent day after two days of cooler, cloudier conditions. Although slightly breezy, sunny spells are expected and it will be warm. Make the most of it. Max 20°C.

colder air

Colder air arrives Friday and into Saturday


All change as we go into Friday. A bright start then a cold front spreads down from the north introducing a band of cloud and behind it colder air. Generally dry but notably cooler. Max 13°C.

I can promise a settled but chilly weekend which isn’t such bad news. Where we do get some sunshine it won’t feel too bad and despite the cold, the sun is still strong and with a UV of 6. Grab a coat and tan that face :).


A risk of ground frost this weekend


A cold start to Saturday with a chance of some localised frost. The day will be dry with bright spells and cool. Pleasant in any sunshine. Max 12°C.

Very little change into Sunday, sunny spells, chilly early and late. Light northwesterly winds and at least it will be dry. Max 12°C.

Looking ahead to next week and it will be dry to start but then showers are expected as well as a slow rise in the temperatures and back up to the late teens.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter to catch all the latest weather updates for Manchester and its surrounding boroughs.

Forecast issued at 14:45 on Wednesday the 11th of May 2016

Thanks for reading,

Thursday 5th May 2016 – Sunday 8th May 2016

Hi all,

From snow a week ago, to some welcome Spring warmth. The beauty of the British weather.

Thursday will be a decent day across the region with warm sunny spells breaking out. Some of the sunshine is likely to turn hazy later on but it will be dry throughout. Feeling very nice and temperatures will respond. Sunshine levels are now showing a UV level of 5 to 6 so sun cream needed if you’re out and about. Max 18°C.

Little change into Friday. Another warm day and with the winds coming from the south-east, the humidity will start to rise slightly. Another dry day with some hazy sunny spells. Max 19°C.

rising temps

Rising temperatures into the weekend as well as the humidity

As we enter the weekend it does become a little tricky to forecast where we might see thunderstorms.

Saturday and Sunday will both be very warm days with some sunny spells. We are now in the humid air from the near Continent and this will increase the risk of some heavy, and possibly thundery showers to break out. Hard to forecast where and when, but something to bear in mind. A good chance we will see a Max of 21°C widely this weekend, maybe even a localised 23°C. Can’t grumble!

storm risk

High humidity and very warm temperatures means a thunderstorm risk on Saturday and even into Sunday

Looking ahead, it will remain very warm into next week with pleasant sunny spells and the odd shower early on. It is set to turn cooler and fresher from midweek though, as winds turn back to a more westerly direction but still pleasant enough.

April 2016 Stats

Av. Temp 6.6°C
Max Temp 16.4°C (20th)
Min Temp -1.3°C (17th)
Wettest Day 13.4mm (9th)
Highest Gust 39mph (6th)
Rainfall 83.8mm
Rainy Days 23

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter to catch all the latest weather updates for Manchester and its surrounding boroughs.

Forecast issued at 17:30 on Wednesday the 4th of May 2016

Thanks for reading,