We saw our first snowfall of the winter last week…. well actually no, it was our first snow-cover of autumn. Yes, it is still autumn, despite the cold and it’s been a wet (only 4 dry days) end to November but winter will finally be here, meteorologically-speaking, on Friday!
On Saturday, it’s time for the annual Saddleworth Santa Dash and Switch On! But will the weather be kind?
Thursday: Dry with plenty of sunshine but still very cold after a severe-frost to start where rurally temperatures will have been close to -7°C. During the day the breeze will bring a sub-zero windchill. A frost will return overnight. Max 3°C
Friday: Some sunny spells at times, especially early on. A frosty start again but with more cloud-cover not as cold as Thursday morning. Less in the way of clear skies overnight means any frost will be patchy. Slightly milder. Max 4°C
Weekend: Slightly milder with cloudy skies and some patchy rain. No frosts.
Saturday: Cloudy with some patchy rain, not everywhere seeing some, turning less cold. Max 6°C
Sunday: A similar picture with limited brightness and plenty of cloud. Not wet everywhere just some patches of drizzle especially on higher ground. Temperatures around average. Max 9°C
Outlook: Mild and cloudy on Monday and early Tuesday, then colder air with some brighter skies will return. For now, no snow on the horizon which will disappoint all those Daily Express believers.
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Forecast issued on Wednesday the 29th of November 2017 at 3:40pm.