After an exceptionally dry October, which delivered only 18% of our average monthly rainfall, we enter November having certainly changed to much colder weather with our first frost of the season.
Thursday: A cold start but no frost due to cloud-cover. Cloud thickening and a cold wind developing. Some rain arriving towards late-afternoon and evening. If you’re off to Oldham’s Big Bang then pack something warm as well as waterproof. 9°C
Friday: A dull start with some rain, possibly heavy. This will clear to a more showery theme, so some more rain but bright spells in between. 10°C
Once the low pressure that brings Friday’s rain moves on we get another blast of cold Arctic air over the coming weekend. So if you’re off out to see a bonfire and fireworks display over the weekend, wrap up warm. Both Saturday and Sunday evenings look the better option for going out for Bonfire Night.
Saturday: Cold with sunny spells. Some showers likely but not everyone catching them. Frosty overnight. Colder. 8°C
Sunday: A frosty start and overnight too. In between sunny spells and there should be plenty of dry weather. 8°C
Looking ahead and next week remains cold, with some overnight frosts and mostly dry conditions. As the week progresses the Atlantic will try and feed in some less cold air and with it some bands of rain. By Thursday it could be mild again.
October 2016 Stats
Max 17.6°C (4th)
Min 4.2°C (22nd)
Wettest 9.4mm (18th)
Windiest 28mph (5th)
Rain 20.4mm (very low)
Rainy Days 19
Dry Days 12
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Forecast Issued: Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 15:00