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.

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

Unsettled weather to return – Thursday 25th March 2021 – Sunday 28th March 2021

Hi all,

We’ve had very little rain over the past 11 days and we’ve enjoyed some settled but often cloudy conditions. Our weather has been dormant but that’s all set to change.

Thursday: Sunny spells, breezy and a few scattered showers. Feeling pleasant away from the breeze. Max 11°C

Friday: Early rain, in the form of a narrow squally band with gusty winds, will move through. Temperatures will drop away after this and leave a day of bright spells and some frequent showers. Some of these will be wintry on the hills with a chance of hail. Cooler. Max 8°C

Weekend: Breezy with showers.

Saturday: A windy day with bright spells and some fleeting showers. Milder. Max 10°C

Sunday: Sunny spells fading to cloud with some light rain or drizzle arriving later in the day. Temperatures beginning to rise. Max 12°C

Outlook: Much milder for a couple of days but limited brightness. It will also be windy with some rain possible on western-facing hills. Turning colder later in the week, so a chilly Easter looks on the cards.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 24th of March 2021 at 8:50pm

Very quiet and mostly dry – Thursday 18th March 2021 – Sunday 21st March 2021

Hi all,

High pressure is in charge of our weather and with that comes a lot of dry and uneventful weather. Good for the gardens to have a rest after last week’s rain.

Thursday to Sunday all similar days with mostly cloudy skies. Occasionally some bright spells will sneak through, especially on Thursday, which looks the mildest at 11-13°C. There is just the chance of a shower developing locally on Sunday.

Cooler for the weekend as the bright spells become more limited. Temperatures around or just below the average for the time of the year, 8-10°C.

High pressure hangs around for the next few days

No sign of any Spring-like weather yet but a lot of dry weather over the coming days, and into most, if not all of next week. Signs of the weather changing to allow some rain to arrive next weekend.

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Thanks for reading,

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 17th of March 2021 at 7:10pm.

Windy and Showery – Thursday 11th of March 2021 – Sunday 14th March 2021

Hi all,

What a miserable day it has been today, with nearly an inch of rain here (23mm). Winds are set to increase this evening and set to be at their strongest on Thursday morning as our weather enters an unsettled spell. Take it easy out there on your commute tomorrow morning. But will it last into next week?

These places saw over an inch of rain on Thursday (up to 5pm)

Thursday: The rain from yesterday’s deep area of low pressure will have now turned showery, some of these wintry on the hills, possible hail with thunder and lightning. Feeling cool with strong winds, gusting locally to 55mph, especially for the morning. Max 8°C

Friday: Continuing windy with bright spells and heavy, frequent showers, again wintry on the tops and don’t be surprised to see hail and encounter thunder & lightning once more. Max 8°C

Weekend: Little change.

Saturday: The theme continues, bright spells with blustery, some wintry, showers after overnight/early morning rain. Windy. Max 7°C

Sunday: Fewer showers are expected with some sunny spells. Winds easing but still breezy. Not too bad if you can dodge the showers. Rain looks set to return in the evening though. Max 8°C

Outlook: Some further showers or spells of rain to start Monday but then high pressure should build and settle things down and become the dominant feature of next week. Not wall-to-wall sunshine but variable cloud and dry and settled. Temperatures around average with currently no sign of Winter returning or a burst of Spring-warmth.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 10th of March 2021 at 5:15pm

Rain on the horizon – Thursday 4th March 2021 – Sunday 7th March 2021



Winter is over and done with and the weather has settled down. We’ve had some gorgeous sunny blue skies recently, which meant it felt very pleasant during the day, despite not being that warm, and with some frosty nights thrown in. Now, we’ve joined the rest of England & Wales with more in the way of cloud and misty mornings. It’s not exactly rained a lot recently; time for that to change you’d think.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and a cooler air-mass feeding in from the north-east later in the day and with it the odd shower. A chilly breeze. Patchy frost under any clear spells overnight. Max 7°C Min 1°C

Friday: Perhaps some bright spells for the morning. Cloud increasing and becoming mostly overcast. Cool but with light winds as high pressure sits over us. Max 7°C Min 0°C

Weekend: Mostly dry and settled but change ahead.

Saturday: Cloudy and dry with a few sunny spells here and there. Max 7°C Min 1°C

Sunday: Bright spells for the morning but cloud thickening later. Some showers possible before the day is out. Breezy. Max 8°C Min 3°C

Outlook: Becoming unsettled with periods of showery rain coming in from the Atlantic. More significant rain and windier as the week progresses. So the rain returns and with temperatures around normal it will feel chilly at times.

The Atlantic influence returns next week

February 2021 Stats

Max 12.9°C (24th)
Min -4.3°C (11th)
Av. 4.7°C
Av. Dew Pt 2.0°C
Wettest 17.6mm (2nd)
Av. Humidity 83%
Av. Barometer 1014.3 hPa
Max Gust 36mph (19th)
Av. Wind Direction SSE
Rain 70mm
Rain Registered Days 14
Dry Days 15
Air Frosts 8
Snow Falling Days 3

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 3rd of March 2021 at 6:10pm

Welcome sunshine – Thursday 25th February 2021 – Sunday 28th February 2021

Hi all,

We deserve this. After a cold and snowy spell, then mostly overcast and damp but mild conditions, a welcome change is on the way.

Thursday: We lose the cloud and mild conditions and turn a little fresher but that means some sunshine. So a nice day in store with sunny spells. Just the chance of a fleeting shower. Still mild for the time of year but fresher than recently. A chilly night to come under clear skies with a widespread ground-frost. Max 9°C Min 1°C

Friday: Some mist to start then a dry day with sunny spells. Some fair-weather cloud bubbling up now and again. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Again a cold night follows. Max 10°C Min 0°C

Weekend: Perfect to make a start on that garden.

Saturday: High pressure in charge but sunny spells might be reserved for later in the day as mist or fog is slow to clear. Max 9°C Min 1°C

Sunday: Another dry and decent day after early mist/ground-frost. Light winds so feeling pleasant with further sunny spells. Max 10°C Min 1°C

Outlook: Remaining settled, so mostly dry with some bright or sunny spells. Perhaps a south-easterly airflow setting up, so becoming a little cloudier and cooler as the wind freshens. Little rain to speak of and no sign of winter returning as we enter into Spring.

Here’s how the average temperatures panned out in 2020.

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Thanks for reading.

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 24th of February 2021 at 7:50pm

Continuing mild – Thursday 18th February 2021 – Sunday 21st February 2021

Hi all,

The snow and bitterly cold air from last week feels like a distant memory after temperatures lifted to double-figures this week for the first time since mid-December.

Thursday: A spell of heavy rain for the morning commute followed by brighter skies and some heavy showers. Breezy and turning fresher. Max 8°C

Friday: Low pressure out in the Atlantic will control our weather bringing strong south-westerly winds, so milder once again. Mostly cloudy and dry for the morning but a risk of some rain arriving later in the day. Max 11°C

Weekend: Above average temperatures.

Saturday: Windy with some patchy rain, so some drier slots and feeling very mild for the time of year despite the wind. Max 13°C

Sunday: Morning drizzle giving way to bright spells and a better afternoon. Not as windy and the mild conditions continue. Max 12°C

Outlook: Daytime temperatures look set to stay in or close to double-digits for the remainder of the month with some spells of rain and brighter interludes in between. No sign of any late-winter cold, snow or even frosts. Will March bring one last cold snap I wonder?

Temperatures will stay above the average for the rest of the month; with parts of Europe expectionally mild next week – the recent frozen, snowy spell long gone.

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Thanks, as always for reading.

Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 17th of February 2020 at 6:05pm

The cold continues but a much milder outlook – Thursday 11th February 2021 – Sunday 14th February 2021

Hi all,

Brrrrr! What a cold week it has been, with bitterly cold daytime temperatures (no ice days here though) and a gusty wind leading to a biting wind-chill from the east/north-east. I have stopped myself calling it the Beast from the East for us, as I think it’s not as cold and as snowy (away from the hills) as I rate a Beast from the East to be, you know, like February 2018. Due to the easterly set-up, some have seen more snow than others but everywhere has felt the chill. Tuesday night some areas saw -7°C and tonight could be even colder – but change is set to arrive next week.

Thursday: A severe frost to start with icy patches. A dry day with some sunny spells and a slight breeze developing. Still very cold. A frost to come overnight but not as severe as we will have a steady wind blowing. Max 2°C Min -3°C

Friday: Another dry day expected but slightly windier making it feel raw and with low dew points there will be a significant wind-chill. Frost early and late despite the wind. Max 1°C Min -2°C

Weekend: Some snow before the mercury rises.

Saturday: A strong south-easterly wind setting in. Mostly cloudy with a few bright spells and perhaps the odd snow flurry or light snow trying to come in from the west. There is currently a warning in place for several cms of snow but I’m not convinced. Bitterly cold especially in the wind. Low dew points and feeling more like -7°C. Max 1°C Min 0°C

Overnight Saturday: Any snow (if it even starts) is expected to fizzle out quickly then temperatures will rise as winds turn to a south-westerly or southerly.

Sunday: If the forecast goes to plan (i.e. most likely scenario) then another cloudy day with a fresh wind but the temperature rising further as milder air and some rain at times moves in. Windy. Max 7°C Min 3°C

Southerly winds by Monday as temperatures return to above normal

Outlook: Much milder, 10-12°C possible, windy with some further rain and a rapid thaw of any snow.

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Thanks for reading,

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 10th of February 2021 at 8:10pm.

Coldest spell of Winter on the way – Thursday 4th February 2021 – Sunday 7th February 2021

Hi all,

The final third of winter is here and this starts after the coldest January for a decade. We haven’t seen any bitter cold, but that’s about to change. No Beast from the East on the way but a biting wind-chill and snow arriving from the east.

Thursday: Rain, with some sleet and wet-snow on the Pennines, will push northeast during the early morning. Bright spells and a few showers will follow and temperatures lift to become quite mild. Max 9°C

Friday: Further showers or longer spells of rain with it turning a little cooler later in the day. Change is waiting in the ‘winds’. Max 7°C

Weekend: Turning much colder with some snow.

Saturday: Winds swing to the northeast during the day and with it some wintry showers pushing in, turning more so to snow overnight. Breezy. Max 4°C

Sunday: Raw biting easterly winds with snow showers coming inland from the North Sea. These will be most frequent in the east with snow-cover for many. Sub-zero wind-chill making it feel like -5°C with 25-30mph gusts. Ice and further snow showers overnight. Max 1°C

SUNDAY – Snow showers look set to pile in from the North Sea with some filtering over the Pennines/hills into our region. Fewer the further west you go.

Outlook: Very cold conditions to continue most of the week with further snow showers on Monday then it looks generally cloudy but drier. Hints at milder weather with rain, preceded by snow, coming in from the Atlantic towards the weekend but this is not set in stone.

January 2021 Stats

Max 9.7°C (20th)
Min -3.7°C (7th)
Av. 2.6°C
Av. Dew Pt 1.3°C
Wettest 41.4mm (20th)
Av. Humidity 91%
Av. Barometer 1011.6 hPa
Max Gust 33mph (30th)
Av. Wind Direction WSW
Rain 176mm
Rain Registered Days 24
Dry Days 7
Air Frosts 14
Snow Falling Days 10

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 3rd of February 2021 at 8pm.

Colder Weekend – Thursday 28th January 2021 – Sunday 31st January 2021

Hi all,

It’s been another week of some snowfall and the count of ‘falling-snow days’ is increasing and certainly higher than recent winters. That said, no significant cold is yet to arrive from the east.

Thursday: Overnight rain will move away to the north-east during the morning. A mild start and it will stay that way with the afternoon becoming drier and perhaps with some brightness. Further rain later in the evening. Max 9°C

Friday: Rain becoming showery. Still mild and breezy. Max 8°C

Weekend: Colder.

Saturday: Winds will have swung to more of a north-easterly direction introducing colder air. Overall a better day with some sunny spells and generally dry (low risk of a low pressure developing out west and coming across the region – at this stage it looks like it will slip to the south of us, even into France). Frosty overnight. Max 5°C

Sunday: Frosty and cold with any clear spells fading to cloudy skies. Dry apart from some hill-snow flurries, then overnight or into Monday, rain will push in from the Atlantic, preceded by snow in places, especially above 250M. Max 4°C

Outlook: Slowly milder again next week with some showers at times. Signs of the cold returning towards the end of the week but, at this stage, certainly no signs of the Beast from the East.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 27th of January 2021 at 5:35pm