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