Headline: Colder with snow for some of us.
Thursday: A very cold northwesterly wind in place which will bring some rain, hail, sleet & snow showers. Some of the snow will settle leading to tricky driving conditions with some ice later but this is expected to be in areas that are above 225M. You can reference the local elevation map or use the link to see what height you are above sea level. Max 3°C but feeling sub-zero in the wind.Use this link to see exactly how many metres you are above sea level, http://www.altitude.nu/ or for local locations see the image below. Friday: Windy again with a brisk northerly airflow. Some more wintry showers around but they should be less frequent than what we saw on Thursday. Sunny spells in between the showers. Feeling very cold. Sharp frost overnight. Max 3°C
Saturday: Apart from the odd wintry shower, it looks mostly dry with sunny spells and a cold northerly or northwesterly breeze after a frosty start. It will turn frosty again later in the evening but it is likely to cloud over by morning. Max 3°CSunday: There is still uncertainty about today but it seems that rain will topple in from the northwest which might, initially, fall as sleet or wet-snow on the higher routes. This weather front will also bring milder temperatures. Max 6°C
Looking ahead: Mild initially but turning slowly colder from midweek with a chance of a cold easterly feed being established.
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Images: http://www.chorleyweather.com/, http://ukweatherforecast.co.uk and Oldham Council.
Forecast issued at 16:30 on the 11th of January 2017.
what do you reckon for walking dovedale (derbys / staffs) on saturday? cold but dry? snow on teh ground or not?
Yes apart from a rogue snow shower a good day for it.
Many thanks – great stuff. Sunday going to be fairly damp though?