Thursday 27th December 2018 – [Monday] New Year’s Eve 2018

Hi all,

Merry Christmas. I hope you all had a good one with your family and friends. The weather might be dull but let’s hope your festive break and New Year’s Eve isn’t.

First off. No snow on the cards. On the horizon, maybe, but that’s for a future blog.

Thursday: Cloudy with limited brightness. Dry with light winds. Max 9°C

Friday:  Déjà vu. Cloudy and dry. Max 9°C

Weekend: Chance of some early rain.

Saturday: Breezy with well-scattered showers easing later. Some brightness. Max 9°C

Sunday: Cloudy, some brightness in eastern parts, otherwise little happening and dry. Max 10°C

New Year’s Eve [Monday]: Generally overcast. This is becoming boring now. Max 9°C

New Year’s Eve Night: Dry, light winds and quite mild. Min 6°C

Other night-times: If any cloud-breaks occur overnight, we will see the odd pocket of frost and fog/mist.

Outlook: Very little change. Looking for snow and some feels-like-winter cold? Then maybe there’s something on the horizon. Look out for my blog this time next week.


Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 26th of December 2018 at 2:45pm

Thursday 20th December 2018 – Sunday 23rd December 2018

Hi all,

My last weekly blog before Christmas Day! Will it or won’t it be a White Christmas? If you have been following my tweets for the past few days you will know the answer; more on this later. One weather statistic that I have banged on about over the last few months is about how dry it has been. December (92.4mm so far) is certainly going about topping up our reservoirs but a drier end to the year looks likely.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with some bright spells and showers from the west, some heavy later. Max 9°C

Friday: Cloudy with some heavy rain for the morning. The afternoon will see some bright spells and showers, some merging later. Windy, 35mph gusts. Max 10°C

Weekend: Changeable.

Saturday: Not a bad day to be fair, once the morning showers have eased away leaving bright spells. Max 9°C

Sunday: Chance of a dry start, but soon rain will push up from the southwest leading to a wet day. There is some uncertainty as to how far north the rain gets so this day’s forecast could change. Max 9°C

Outlook: Unsettled with rain to start next week but slowly high pressure looks set to build from the southwest. This will settle down the weather, variable cloud, some brightness and mostly dry. A chilly northwesterly breeze at times.

Christmas Day: Mainly cloudy and dry, slight frost overnight. No chance of any snow. 8°C

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the best for 2019 and thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Feel free to spread the word.


Thursday 13th December 2018 – Sunday 16th December 2018

Hi all,

We’re now in the time-frame to have a look at what the weather will be like on Christmas Day. A few days ago I said the chances of a White Christmas was sitting at 20%, and that was being generous. More about this later.

Over the next few days we have a battle going on, between cold and mild air, which could result in some snow. Note: The forecast for the weekend is still uncertain so subject to change.

Thursday: A nice albeit cold day. Sunny spells with a strong wind leading to a windchill. Max 5°C

Friday: Bright after a frosty start. Notably colder but remaining dry. Not as windy as yesterday. Max 4°C

Weekend: Risk of hill-snow. Improvements on Sunday.

Rain and snow

An awful Saturday evening as rain and hill-snow spreads NE

Saturday: Windy. A dry morning but slowly during the afternoon and evening, rain will spread NE perhaps with snow for time, even to some lower-levels. Most of the snow will be on the hills, not lasting too long, before turning back to rain during the evening as milder air arrives. Max 5°C

Sunday: Yesterday’s rain clears to a drier day with some bright spells and just a few showers. Milder but still a little chilly. Max 7°C

Outlook: The Jet Stream will return so spells of wind and rain with some drier interludes. Milder west to southwesterly winds.

Christmas Day: At this early stage (chuckles!) – Bright spells, dry with light winds. No snow. 8°C

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 12th of December 2018

Thursday 6th December 2018 – Sunday 9th December 2018

Hi all,

Rain and wind seem to be the norm these days and that pattern will continue until something more settled and drier, but colder, arrives next week.

Thursday: Cloudy with heavy rain spreading in from the southwest. The rain will turn showery in the afternoon with the showers easing away towards evening. The southwesterly airflow will mean it will be milder. Max 13°C

Windy on Friday

Windy on Friday with 45-50mph gusts across the region – Scotland taking the brunt

Friday: Heavy rain to start the day followed by showers. During the day it will turn colder so some of the showers becoming wintry, with hail by evening. It will also be very windy with gales. Gusts of 50mph are likely. See the warning on my pinned tweet. Max 9°C

Weekend: Saturday the best day.

Saturday: Very windy during the early hours. This will ease during the day. Then we will see a few showers with sunny spells. Cloud thickening towards evening. Max 9°C

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain turning patchy later. Cool. Max 9°C

Outlook: High pressure builds and becomes established over Scandinavia. This means we develop an easterly airflow. It will turn colder with frosts and perhaps some wintry showers later in the week, leading to some snow on the hills. One to keep an eye on if you’re a fan of the cold.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 5th of December 2018 at 16:30