About Oldham Weather

This is a weekly blog with a 4-day weather forecast (THU-SUN) for Manchester, and its surrounding areas. Weather statistics from the dedicated Vantage Pro 2 weather station in Chadderton, Oldham. Live statistics are updated every 1 minute here, https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IOLDHAMC2. Follow me on Twitter, @ChadWeather and follow the statistics account, which updates hourly at @OldhamWXStats.

Any sign of Summer? – Thursday 6th June 2019 – Sunday 9th June 2019

Hi all,

Meteorological summer is here but no heatwave or BBQ smell in the air. We even missed out on the heat at the weekend. I’m hopeful of some notably warm and dry weather mid-month but as usual, it’s a way off and our British Weather is ever-changing.

Thursday: Low pressure close by to our east so showers likely, some heavy and slow-moving with a risk of thunder but they will be very scattered. Other than that, bright spells. Max 16°C

Friday: Sunny spells becoming hazy late-morning as cloud thickens from the south and rain will arrive for the afternoon with some heavy bursts later. Max 16°C

Weekend: Showery.

Saturday: Yesterday’s rain clears quickly to bright spells and showers, which could be thundery. Windy. Max 14°C

Sunday: Bright spells and showers but these should be well-scattered and less windy. Feeling a little warmer. Max 16°C

Outlook: Unsettled at first with the showery theme continuing but hopefully drier as the week progresses and becoming warmer towards mid-month.

May 2019 Stats

Max 20.5°C (15th)
Min 2.2°C (4th)
Av. 10.6°C
Av. Dew Pt 6.1°C
Wettest 8.6mm (26th)
Av. Humidity 75%
Av. Barometer 1018.0 hPa
Max Gust 31mph (26th)
Av. Wind Direction WNW
Rain 37mm
Rain Days 15
Dry Days 16

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Forecast Issued at 3pm on Wednesday the 5th of June 2019

Thursday 30th May 2019 – Sunday 2nd June 2019

Hi all,

Meteorological summer is coming and it’s turning warmer, but for how long?

Thursday: Warmer air is now in place which will lead to a very mild start but with it a lot of cloud and damp conditions with some drizzle. Cloud will break up into the afternoon in some places and in any sunshine it will feel warm and humid. Some brief showery rain for northern parts towards evening. Max 19°C

Friday: Mostly cloudy and dry conditions with a few bright spells. Again, warm and muggy especially where the cloud breaks. Max 19°C

Weekend: Breakdown on Sunday

Saturday: Bright or sunny spells with some thicker cloud at times. Very warm and humid. Max 22°C

Possible thunderstorms on Sunday

Sunday: Change on the way as a cold front pushes in from the west. Warm to start but then showers will develop, possibly thundery, although these look more likely to develop to our east. Becoming cooler. Max 18°C

Outlook: Turning cooler and windier with showers at times. No sign of our first Summer heatwave.

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Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 29th of May 2019 at 5:15pm

Image: www.wxcharts.com

Slowly unsettled – Thursday 23rd May 2019 – Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019

Hi all,

It’s been a reasonable week and with strong sunshine, it’s been feeling warm, despite the temperatures remaining below 20°C.

Thursday: Morning cloud will move north and break-up. Then a day of sunny spells, dry and feeling warm in the sunshine. Max 15°C

Friday: Sunny spells then cloud will bubble up during the day, especially in the south and west, with the chance of a shower or two but these should clear towards evening. Max 15°C

Extended Weekend: Saturday looks best.

Saturday: A little bit fresher but sunny spells and remaining dry. Cloud will thicken overnight. Max 15°C

Sunday: Cloudy with showery rain at times arriving from the west. Max 16°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Mostly cloudy with any morning rain becoming patchy then clearing. Feeling cool as the breeze increases and becomes north-westerly. Max 14°C

Outlook: Sunshine and showers. Cool temperatures for the time of year, 13-15°C.

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Forecast Issued at 10:25pm on Wednesday the 22nd of May.

Turning Cloudier – Thursday 16th May 2019 – Sunday 19th May 2019

Hi all,

I hope you’ve all been lucky enough to enjoy the warm and sunny weather this week. Some changes are on the way but things don’t look too bad next week.

Thursday: We start to take on an easterly breeze which will peg the temperature back, so cooler than recently. Plenty of sunny spells but cloud will tend to increase into the afternoon. Max 17°C

Friday: Mostly cloudy conditions with some showers possible at times. There will be some bright spells here and there. Windy and cooler. Max 15°C

Weekend: Improvements by Sunday

Saturday: Cloudy with some showers for the morning but these should tend to ease away by evening. Max 16°C

Sunday: Warmer and hopefully staying dry with bright or sunny spells developing. Lighter winds. Max 17°C

Outlook: Quite warm with sunny spells. A lot of dry weather but with the risk of a few afternoon showers.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 15th of May 2019 at 1:10pm

Becoming Warmer – Thursday 9th May 2019 – Sunday 12th May 2019

Hi all,

It’s been a poor week of weather, especially temperature-wise, with us failing to reach double-figures on 3 occasions. Last Friday we only had a maximum of 8.1°C, that’s what we would expect in mid-March! We’ve seen little in the way of warm sunshine but that’s about to change.

Thursday: Low pressure close by, drifting into the North Sea bringing us a chilly northerly wind. Cloudy at first with some brightness developing. A few scattered showers later in the day. Cold. Max 10°C

Friday: Bright spells and heavy showers pushing west to east and easing towards the evening. Max 12°C

Weekend: Improving

Saturday: A cold start then high pressure should start to build from the south. Plenty of dry weather, low chance of a shower, with sunny spells and less cold. Max 13°C

Sunday: Sunny spells and feeling warm. Max 16°C

Outlook: High pressure, at this stage, seems to take hold, leading to dry conditions with sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. Warm with temperatures in the late-teens and perhaps slipping into the 20s.

Don’t forget your sun-cream as UV levels are now moderate and the sun is as strong as it is in August.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 8th of May 2019 at 11am

Cooler – Thursday 2nd May 2019 – Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019

Hi all,

Some welcome rain arrived on Saturday after a decent Easter but it has still been a very dry month. With another Bank Holiday fast approaching, will we be lucky once again? There’s been talk of a heatwave then frost and snow, so what’s it to be?

Thursday: Breezy with showers at times, some heavy with hail or thunder. As the afternoon progresses the showers will become more confined to the south and east. Max 12°C

Friday: Generally cloudy with morning showers fading into the afternoon leaving a day of limited bright spells and feeling cold especially in the breeze. Max 10°C

Saturday: A frosty start looks likely. Sunny spells for the morning but cloud will tend to bubble up during the day. Chilly and windy but dry. Max 11°C

Sunday: High pressure rebuilds so we lose the cold wind and with sunny or bright spells, temperatures recover, even after another frosty start. Max 12°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Dry with bright spells. Feeling warmer in any sunshine. Max 13°C

Outlook: Dry and pleasant to start but becoming unsettled from the west from midweek with showers at times and turning windy. After the next weekend things are looking up with warmer sunnier weather.

April 2019 Stats

Max 23.6°C (20th)
Min 0.0°C (11th)
Av. 9.0°C
Av. Dew Pt 3.7°C
Wettest 12.6mm (27th)
Av. Humidity 71%
Av. Barometer 1015.4 hPa
Max Gust 23mph (27th)
Av. Wind Direction ESE
Rain 38.2mm
Rain Days 8
Dry Day 22
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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 1st of May 2019 at 7:35pm

Cooler and Wetter – Thursday 25th April 2019 – Sunday 28th April 2019

Hi all,

What a great week of weather it has been with temperatures rising into the 20s and breaking my warmest day ever recorded in April with 23.7°C (20th). It’s not unusual to have a decent, summer-like spell in late-April and our weather can soon return to the norm, as we are about to find out. After 20 days of no measurable rainfall, April Showers are back.

Thursday: A bright start fading as heavy showers, which could be thundery, will spread up from the south during the day. Much cooler. Max 14°C

Friday: Bright spells and showers developing, again some heavy with hail and thunder. Max 14°C

Weekend: Sunday seems best

An active and lively low pressure could well develop on Saturday

Saturday: A deep area of low pressure is set to move across Southern England bringing us windy conditions and rain at times which will clear into showers towards evening. Feeling cold. Max 11°C

Sunday: A ridge of high pressure will bring more settled conditions with mostly cloudy skies. Any early showers easing during the morning. Less cold. Max 12°C

Outlook: Continuing unsettled with showers and with the Jet Stream slipping South we will remain cool.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday 24th of April 2019 at 3pm
Image: www.wxcharts.com

First taste of Summer – Thursday 18th April 2019 – Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April 2019

Hi all,

The warmer weather, that I promised a week ago, is here and its perfect timing for the Easter Holidays. Whether it lasts into the Monday is the question.

Thursday: Warm sunny spells developing after any early mist or low-cloud clears. Feeling pleasant indeed. Max 18°C

Friday: A lovely day with plenty of sunny spells and dry. Max 20°C

Weekend: Summer-like.

Saturday: A day of unbroken sunshine ahead with temperatures probably peaking for this current warm spell. Max 22°C

Sunday: Some early cloud then again dry with sunny spells developing. A little cooler. Max 20°C

Bank Holiday Monday: There were signs of the weather breaking into a pattern of showers from the west and temperatures dropping to the midteens. At this stage it looks like weather fronts won’t arrive leaving us another warm and sunny day but with the sunshine becoming hazy. Max 19°C

Outlook: Change will try and come in from the Atlantic but for now it looks to remain settled with warm temperatures and a lot of dry weather.

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Chilly but warmer times ahead – Thursday 11th April 2019 – Sunday 14th April 2019

Hi all,

April could well turn out to be a very dry month with a lack of rain ahead. We’ve had some warm days and some chilly days recently and that pattern will continue as the weather will again be turning colder with frost.

Thursday: A cold start with a widespread frost. Plenty of sunshine on offer but it will slowly cloud over from the east towards evening. Remaining dry but chilly out of the sunshine. Max 12°C

Friday: A lot more cloud than recently and just a low chance of hill-drizzle. Feeling cold in the easterly breeze. Max 9°C

Weekend: Dry, windy and chilly

Saturday: Mostly cloudy to start but some sunny spells will break through. Feeling cold with a nagging breeze. Max 10°C

Sunday: Little change from Saturday but we can’t grumble with these dry conditions. Max 11°C

Outlook: The next 7 days look dry and becoming warmer from Tuesday. After a cloudy start sunny spells will break through and temperatures will be rising towards the late-teens.

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Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 10th of April 2019 at 4:30pm

Turning milder – Thursday 4th April 2019 – Sunday 7th April 2019

Hi all,
Into April we go and British Summer Time is officially here. After the Saturday-flooding a few weeks ago, we have enjoyed a decent dry spell but our fortunes changed earlier this week as colder air arrived from the north-west with the well-known April showers. Will it improve?
Thursday: After a chilly night with a few wintry showers (perhaps a snow-cover for the tops) the day looks set to be dry with the showers staying away to our north and south. Max 9°C
Friday: Bright or sunny spells, especially towards the east and earlier on in the day. It will also be notably milder than the last few days. Max 12°C
Weekend: Generally dry
Saturday: A chilly start with sunny spells for the morning. Into the afternoon an easterly wind will drag in moisture off the North Sea and push a lot of cloud across the region. Some drizzle at times on the tops can’t be ruled out late-evening. Max 12°C
Sunday: Mostly dry but with a lot of cloud which will break to give us some bright spells at times. Max 11°C
Monday-Wednesday: A lot of dry and bright weather and feeling pleasant in any sunshine. Stay cloud-covered and it will still feel cool. No sign of any particular severe or warm weather on the way. Max 11-13°C
March 2019 Stats
Max 16.3°C (20th)
Min 0.6°C (10th)
Av. 6.8°C
Av. Dew Pt 4.0°C
Wettest 52mm (16th) (record)
Av. Humidity 83%
Av. Barometer 1014.6 hPa
Max Gust 46mph (13th)
Av. Wind Direction W
Rain 168.6mm (192% of av.)
Rain Days 20
Frosts 0
Snowfall 0.5cm
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Forecast issued at 14:20 on Wednesday the 3rd of April 2019