Thursday 1st November 2018 – Sunday 4th November 2018

Hi all,

Brrrrr! It’s been a chilly week, with local frosts, a cold northerly wind and even some snow flurries! More like Winter than Autumn. After our dry summer, water levels are still low and October was another dry month, with around 50% of the average rainfall.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with some rain to start, followed by brighter skies and a few showers. Max 9°C

Friday: A cold start with a ground-frost. A decent day ahead and if you’re at a Bonfire this evening then there will be good conditions. During the day, sunny spells and mostly dry with winds increasing later in the day with rain overnight. Max 10°C

Weekend: We throw the remnants of ex-Hurricane Oscar into the mix on Saturday


Ex-Hurricane Oscar will pass to the NW of the UK on Saturday

Saturday: Windy with 35-40mph gusts, a little higher in exposed places. A band of rain quickly clearing to showers. Much milder with a southwesterly airflow. Max 13°C

Sunday: A bright day and it should stay dry during daylight hours. Another developing area of low pressure is likely to come in from the west, so windy with rain or showers into the evening or overnight. Max 12°C

Outlook: Temperatures around or above average. Not a bad week ahead. Bright spells and just a few showers. No sign of a winter-like spell returning.

October 2018 Stats (up to and inc. 30th)

Max 21.9°C (10th)
Min 0.6°C (27th)
Av. 10.0°C (colder than average)
Wettest 10mm (13th)
Windiest 37mph
Rain 47mm (47% of average)
Rain Days 19
Dry Days 11

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 31st of October 2018 at 1:25pm


Thursday 25th October 2018 – Sunday 28th October 2018

Hi all,

Much colder weather is on the way with an airflow that originates from the Arctic. A lot of talk about snow this week, but as usual, all over-hyped. That said, it will be unusually cold for the time of year and some snow will fall in Scotland and on Northern hills.

Thursday: Cloudy with a cold westerly breeze, most places dry until a bit of evening drizzle or light rain. Max 12°C

Cold Air floods South

Cold air floods South across the UK over the next few days

Friday: Some showery rain in the morning followed by brighter skies and a few sharp showers which may contain hail and thunder, and, fall as sleet or snow on the tops of the Pennines. These will ease away into the evening and move back towards the coast. Feeling much colder in that brisk northwesterly wind. Some localised frost overnight. Max 8°C

Saturday: Bright and windy with sunny spells. Some cloud bubbling up during the day especially in eastern areas, where we may see the odd shower which could be wintry over the tops. All places dry by late afternoon and evening, and a frost is expected overnight. Again feeling bitter with a northerly air flow. Max 7°C

Sunday: Most places will see plenty of sunshine after a cold start. No showers are expected, so dry but still feeling very cold for the time of year. Max 9°C

Outlook: Bright to start and still cold. Turning cloudier midweek with some light rain at times and slowly turning milder as winds turn more westerly.

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Have a great weekend everyone,

Issued: Wednesday the 24th of October 2018 at 7:05pm

Thursday 18th October 2018 – Sunday 21st October 2018

Hi all,

Our weather is settling down with high pressure building and set to control things for at least the next 7 days.

Thursday:  A cold start with a touch of ground-frost in some parts. This is good news though as it means clear skies to start so plenty of sunshine on offer during the day. Temperatures will recover and it will feel pleasant in the sunshine. Max 14°C

Friday: A sunny start then cloud increasing during the day. It will remind dry for all. Max 13°C

Weekend: Dry with some sun.

Saturday:  A mostly dry day with bright spells after early stubborn cloud. Sunny spells developing during the day. Max 15°C

Sunday: Little change. Variable amounts of cloud with sunny spells breaking through. A southwesterly airflow keeping temperatures on the mild side. Max 15°C


High pressure rules

Outlook: A switch to a west or northwesterly airflow will mean temperatures will be pegged back at little at first. High pressure continuing to dominate our weather though, so I expect it to remain dry and temperatures recovering to around average, in the early teens. A few chilly nights, with some localised mist or fog if skies clear for long enough. Daytimes will be filled with bright spells.

Remember you can keep up to date with the weather via Twitter by following @ChadWeather.


Forecast Issued: 17:40 on Wednesday the 17th of October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018 – Sunday 14th October 2018

Hi all,

It’s a warm one today. In fact it will be the warmest October day I have ever recorded, as southerly winds push up air all the way from Africa with plenty of sunshine on offer. It’s like we have turned the clock back to summer. UV levels are now low, so you won’t be getting a tan from today’s sunshine and of course it’s too good to last.

Thursday: Cloudy with any morning light rain clearing to sunny spells. Cloud thickening late-afternoon bringing showery rain and becoming breezy. Cooler. Max 18°C

Friday: Windy with 35mph gusts and showery rain for the morning. The afternoon and into the evening will see heavier and more prolonged rain arrive from the southwest and remaining windy. A much different feel to the weather compared to 48 hours ago. Max 16°C

Weekend: Improving on Sunday

Currently there are some weather warnings for the rain Friday/Saturday but they are not covering our region. Of course updates will be posted on Twitter if this changes.

Rain Friday and Saturday

Click to animate – Heavy rain will continue to fall in one zone on Friday/Saturday – its position could shift further southeast.

Saturday: Cloudy with some rain at times. Some uncertainty on how heavy and prolonged this rainfall will be as the position of the weather front is still not set in stone. It looks like it might sit to our north, therefore the worst of the weather could be across the Lake District and north Lancashire. Certainly one to watch. Feeling muggy despite the breeze and rain. Max 18°C

Sunday: Any leftover rain will clear to leave a much better day with plenty of sunny spells and drier conditions. Lighter winds too. Fresher though. Max 13°C

Outlook: Next week sees what’s left of Hurricane Michael get picked up in the Jet Stream, as a normal low pressure, which could bring us a spell of wet and windy weather, mainly to the northwest of the UK. The media will be all over it but I can not see any issues affecting us. Otherwise, bright spells and showers next week with temperatures around normal, 12-14°C.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 10th of October 2018 at 11:15am


Thursday 4th October 2018 – Sunday 7th October 2018

Hi all,

Autumn is well and truly here after some frosty mornings and a chill in the air. There is still a chance of an Indian Summer but time is running out and everything points towards October being slightly cooler than average.

Thursday – Bright spells and remaining dry. Breezy at times but coming from a warm direction. Max 16°C

Friday – Mostly cloudy but it should remain dry for the morning. Still quite mild but a little cooler as patchy rain arrives into the afternoon and late-evening. Max 14°C

WeekendSunday looks the best day.

Saturday – Rain lingering for most of the day and feeling cold. Some uncertainty on how heavy the rain gets. A fresh breeze from the north. Max 9°C

Sunday – A chilly start, perhaps a touch of ground-frost then a decent day with plenty of sunny spells and lighter winds. Less cold and dry. Max 13°C

Outlook – Changeable. Breezy with spells of rain at times but days of sunny spells in between. Most of the rain to the northwest. Temperatures around average.

September 2018 Stats

Max 23.1°C (2nd)
Min 3.2°C (24th)
Av. 12.5°C
Wettest 26mm (20th)
Windiest 40mph
Rain 85mm
Rain Days 18
Dry Days 12

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Forecast Issued at 10:45am on Wednesday the 3rd of October 2018.