From Summer Warmth to a Winter Bite – Thursday 1st April 2021 – Bank Holiday Monday 5th April 2021

Hi all,

Well well well. What a 2 days it’s been, well maybe 2.5 as Monday afternoon wasn’t too bad either. We have ended March with a record-breaking high, 20.7°C recorded at Chadderton HQ. This smashes previous March highs.

🏆 New Record

Today (Wed 31st) beats all previous maximum temperatures for March. Records began August 2012.

Highest Temperature in March

2013 13.4°C
2014 14.8°C
2015 14.7°C
2016 13.1°C
2017 16.1°C
2018 13.7°C
2019 16.3°C
2020 17.4°C
2021 20.7°C

But you know what’s coming don’t you?

Thursday: Overnight winds will have swung to the north-east and increased allowing colder air to sink down. A cloudy start is expected with sunny spells developing widely. Dry but much colder, literally up to ten degrees in places. Max 12°C

Friday: Sunny spells for the morning but cloud is expected to thicken for the afternoon. Max 11°C

Saturday: Light winds with a cloudy start. Sunny spells developing. Max 11°C

Easter Sunday: Some sunny spells before cloud increases later. Some rain will move south later in the day/overnight, followed by much colder air from the Arctic. Some of the rain could turn to snow on the back edge, mostly above 150M. Max 10°C

Arctic air on the way for Bank Holiday Monday

Bank Holiday Monday: Brrrrrr!!! A bitter wind but at least it looks dry with sunny spells after any early-morning rain/sleet/snow clears. Temperatures well below-average. Frosty overnight. Max 6°C

Outlook: Remaining cold with night-frosts and bright spells by day. Some wintry showers possible. Slowly milder towards the weekend with a risk of rain.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest local forecasts.


Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 31st of March 2021 at 7:20pm.

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