A chilly start to April – Thursday 28th March 2019 – Mothers’ Day 31st March 2019

Hi all,

Since that record-breaking soggy Saturday nearly 2 weeks ago, the weather has settled down with little rain falling. Unfortunately, it hasn’t delivered something warmer like we saw at the end of February. The next couple of days do bring some warmer temperatures but the outlook is the opposite.

Rainfall in March 2019

March a tale of two halves. Wet-Dry.

Thursday: A cloudy morning but as the day progresses sunny spells will develop and also warmer than recently. Max 13°C

Friday: A chilly start with a ground-frost. Warm sunny spells but cloud should increase later and especially in western parts. Staying dry. Max 14°C

Weekend: Colder and a sunnier Sunday.

Colder air from N

Colder this weekend

Saturday: A weak weather front will drag some cloud down from the northwest with perhaps some patchy rain. Colder. Max 10°C

Mothers’ Day: Lovely with plenty of sunny spells and remaining dry. It will be cold with a fresh breeze. Frosty overnight. Max 9°C

Outlook: Chilly with a few wintry showers but plenty of dry weather. Frosty nights then some decent sunny spells by day. More unsettled weather after that. The tabloids will be rife with over-the-top cold and snowy stories no doubt but stay tuned to my forecast on Twitter.

Outlook

The second week of April still looks cold and perhaps turning more unsettled

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 8:15pm
Images: http://wxcharts.eu

Cooler weekend but promising outlook – Thursday 21st March 2019 – Sunday 24th March 2019

Hi all,

For all of you that don’t like the ‘weather’ seasons,  official Spring is here. The weather is generally settling down for most of what’s left of March, but that’s after a record-breaking Saturday last week. The rain was relentless and it turned out to be the wettest day I’ve ever recorded with 52mm falling. Flooding became an issue by Saturday evening with some areas on high alert. The hills recorded between 70-90mm of rain which tied in well with the Met Office warnings. Over 127mm was recorded in the Yorkshire Dales. Staggering! Good job the rain moved on, later on Saturday evening or things would have become quite serious. One thing I can guarantee is, there will be no more severe weather in March.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with some hill-drizzle. Some bright spells will develop but not as widely as yesterday. Feeling warm in any sunshine. Max 14°C

Friday: Cloudy again with local drizzle. Much cooler too. Later in the evening a cold front will spread south-east introducing some heavier bursts of rain for a time but easing quickly overnight. Max 13°C

Weekend: Mostly dry but fresher

Saturday: Last night’s rain and cloud will clear to leave a fresher day with some sunny spells. Max 10°C

Sunday: A slight frost to start then sunny spells. These will fade as cloud thickens a little from the northwest later which might produce an evening shower. Max 11°C

Outlook: High pressure in charge so little or no rain for the remainder of the month. So, settled and with some sunshine at times it will feel warm especially as the week goes on.  Definitely no severe weather on the horizon.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts across NW England.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued at 16:50 on Wednesday the 20th of March 2019

Improvements for Next Week – Thursday 14th March 2019 – Sunday 17th March 2019

Hi all,

Storm Gareth brought strong winds and squally showers over the last 24 hours with a 46mph gust and half-an-inch of rain being recorded. March so far is very wet and making up for last summer’s lack of rain. We have already had the amount of rain we would expect in a month and it’s only the 13th, but the outlook is for the barrage of wind and rain to stop.

Thursday: Rain to start the day with some gusty winds once more. This will clear quickly leaving sunshine and scattered heavy, blustery showers. Max 9°C

Friday: Another low pressure will swing across northern parts of the UK and after a bright start an area of sporadic rain will move across the region. Breezy but a little milder. Max 11°C

Weekend: Washout Saturday?

Saturday's Low

Path of Saturday’s predicted low

Saturday:  Yet another low pressure is expected to develop and move up from the south-west. Some uncertainty on its exact location, but it looks like it will bring rain and wind right across us. There is a chance of some sleet or snow on the northern Pennines for a time. Max 9°C

Sunday: Cooler with brisk north-westerly winds. Bright spells but equally some wintry showers which should fade later as high pressure builds in. Frosty and icy overnight. Max 8°C

Outlook: Drier, calmer and with sunny spells. Temperatures rising into the teens. Some relief at last!

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 13th of March at 11:30am
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Cold and Wet – Thursday 7th March 2019 – Sunday 10th March 2019

Hi all,

Well what an end to February that was, with record-breaking temperatures [19.4°C on the 26th]. Certainly no sign of that returning in a hurry; staying more like February!

Thursday: A much colder day as the wind turns north-westerly with plenty of rain for the morning, some heavy at times. The afternoon will see the rain turn showery with some brightness in between. Some wet-snow on the tops can’t be ruled out. Windy with 35-40mph gusts. Max 7°C

Friday: A frosty start with some localised ice. A nice morning with sunny spells but this turning hazy into the afternoon with rain arriving late-evening and overnight. Max 7°C

Weekend: Windy (up to 40mph gusts) and showery.

Saturday: Any early rain clearing to blustery wintry showers with some hail and hill-snow. Feeling chilly in that north-westerly wind. Max 8°C

Sunday: A longer spell of rain possible early on then again we are back to wintry showers, falling as sleet and snow on the tops. Windy and feeling cold. Max 6°C

Outlook: Remaining chilly and windy with rain at times followed by wintry showers and some snow on the hills (the weather is on rinse and repeat).

February 2019 Stats

Max 19.4°C (26th)
Min -4.8°C (3rd)
Av. 7.2°C (above av.)
Av. Dew Pt 3.6°C
Wettest 12mm (7th)
Av. Humidity 80%
Av. Barometer 1018.2 hPa
Max Gust 44.9mph (9th)
Av. Wind Direction SSW
Rain 43.2mm (58% of av.)
Rain Days 14
Frosts 3
Snowfall 0cm

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter if you want a forecast or to just to keep up-to-date with the weather across North West England.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 6th of March 2019 at 19:40