Thunderstorms easing and turning fresher – Thursday 18th June 2020 – Sunday 21st June 2020

Hi all,

Well that was a lively few days as isolated thunderstorms delivered record-breaking rainfall and flash-flooding. We’ve certainly made up for a dry few months but that said, not everywhere saw these storms and remain desperate for some rain.

Record-breaking yesterday as the afternoon storm dropped 23.2mm in 53 minutes – the highest rainfall total in any 1-hour period (4:06pm-4:59pm). I have records since August 2012. 14.8mm of that fell in just 17 mins (4:07pm-4:24pm). Then the evening’s storm (total 13mm) at its peak, dropped 8mm in 8 mins!!

Lightning in Chadderton during Tuesday evening’s storm

Thursday: A band of rain will move northwest across the region, arriving early-morning. This will hang around for most of the day. Perhaps the odd rumble of thunder but this is a more general area of rain, rather than isolated developing thunderstorms. Still humid. Max 18°C

Friday: A better day all round, plenty of sunny spells on offer, but still some isolated showers for the afternoon, which again could be thundery and beefy. Warm. Max 20°C

Weekend: Turning fresher.

Saturday: Sunny spells becoming bright spells as cloud thickens from the west. Rain will arrive later but not expected until overnight. Becoming breezy. Max 20°C

A cold front will bring rain overnight on Saturday and introduce fresher air for Sunday

Sunday: Early rain moves on then sunny spells developing. Still warm but we will have lost the humid air so feeling fresher. Windy. Max 19°C

Outlook: Looks to settle down as long as high pressure can build from the south-west. Plenty of warm sunny spells, perhaps becoming very warm for a day or so midweek. Overall drier.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 17th of June 2020 at 1:45pm
Image: https://www.weatheronline.co.uk/

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