Warm but rain returns – Thursday 1st July 2021 – Sunday 4th July 2021

Hi all,

June is coming to an end. It’s been a very dry month and overall we can be satisfied with the first month of summer, especially after a poor May. So, a new month, does that mean a change in our weather? Certainly looks that way come the weekend.

Thursday: A decent day with sunny spells and feeling very warm. Cloud will develop in some parts during the day but it will stay dry. Max 22°C

Friday: Cloud will increase from the northeast with the chance of a shower or two. Most of us staying dry. Some sunny spells returning later. Warm. Max 21°C

Weekend: Becoming showery.

Saturday: Sunny spells for the morning but clouds will bubble up and isolated showers are expected to break out into the afternoon and evening, some locally heavy. Max 21°C

Sunday: Bright spells and hefty, slow-moving showers developing. Chance of the odd thunderstorm breaking out too. Some welcome rain for the gardens. Max 20°C

Rainfall totals Wed PM to Sun PM – most delivered via showers over the weekend

Outlook: The week looks generally cloudy with showers at times. No sign of a summer heatwave yet. Temperatures remaining on the warm side (around 18-20°C) and at times it will be muggy.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks for reading,

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 30th of June 2021 at 7:40pm
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Changeable until next week – Thursday 24th June 2021 – Sunday 27th June 2021


We need rain. There is some on the way but it won’t amount to much and little on the horizon.

Thursday: Cloudy with some drizzle to start. Cloud eventually thinning into the afternoon with some sunny spells around for the late-afternoon and evening. Warm and muggy. Max 20°C

Friday: A cloudy day with showery bursts of rain. It will tend to dry up in some places towards evening. Max 18°C

Low pressure brings a cooler and showery day on Friday

Weekend: Improving

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and the odd shower can’t be ruled out. A bit cool with some bright spells later. Max 18°C

Sunday: Warmer with plenty of cloud around. Sunny spells breaking through into the afternoon and feeling pleasant. Max 20°C

Outlook: High pressure looks set to keep the Jet Stream at bay. So a decent week with sunny spells, plenty of dry weather and the temperature sneaking to the mid-20s.

High pressure in charge next week with low pressure close to the southern parts of the UK

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 23rd of June 2021 at 10:40pm
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Cooler with change ahead – Thursday 17th June 2021 – Sunday 20th June 2021

Hi all,

June has been a decent month and almost any weather would have been an improvement from the month of May. But we’re only halfway through and a change to more unsettled weather looks set to arrive next week.

Thursday: Earlier in the week we looked to be under a risk of intense thunderstorms but these look set to stay away towards the east of the Pennines and southeast of the Peak District. That said don’t rule out a thundery shower clipping parts of the region (to the E/SE) during the day. Most areas should be cloudy with any early localised showers fading. Brighter spells towards evening. What you will notice is we’ve lost the humidity and it will feel fresher and cooler with north to northwesterly winds. Max 18°C

Intense thunderstorms for the SE of the UK Wednesday night
We could catch a thunderstorm or hefty shower on Thursday morning but the main focus is away to our E/SE

Friday: A cool northeasterly breeze but a dry day is expected with sunny spells. Max 18°C

Weekend: Saturday is best

Saturday: Quite similar to yesterday with variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells. Most areas dry but the odd afternoon-shower can’t be ruled out. Max 18°C

Thundery rain moves north on Sunday

Sunday: Change on the way by the looks of it. Rain will push up from the south which could well be heavy with a few rumbles of thunder. A fresh breeze too making it feel cooler. Max 16°C

Outlook: The recent good weather comes to an end with areas of low pressure coming in from the west or southwest. Spells of rain or showers the order of the week but a sign that high pressure builds for the final days of June.

Looking much more unsettled next week with low pressure in charge

The longest day of the year will be on Monday and after that we…..well let’s not depress ourselves just yet. Plenty more of Summer to come.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks for reading.

Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 16th of June 2021 at 5:15pm
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Summery Conditions Continue – Thursday 10th June 2021 – Sunday 13th June 2021

Hi all,

It certainly feels like Summer lately and what a difference a month makes after a dreadful May. How long will this last?

**Remember UV levels are HIGH throughout so sun-cream needed**

Thursday: After a humid night we start with a lot of cloud which will hang around, perhaps hill-drizzle for a short time. Bright spells developing. Very warm and muggy. Max 23°C

Friday: Cloudy skies as a cold front moves southeast with a few showers on it. Hopefully some sunny spells towards the evening. Slightly fresher later. Max 20°C

Weekend: Locally hot

Saturday: High pressure takes control and builds back in. Cloudy for some for the morning with the sunshine becoming more widespread later. Max 22°C

Sunday: Sunny skies and temperatures rising. Light winds too leading to a hot day. Max 25°C

Outlook: Remaining warm with sunny spells. Looks like it will be fresher on Monday before the temperature sneaks back into the 20s. Risk of a few showers midweek but for now, keep watering those gardens.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 9th of June 2021 at 10:05pm

Finally, dust off those BBQs – Thursday 27th May 2021 – Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021

Hi all,

We’ve had a dreadful month but finally some long-awaited warmth is on the way. Not completely dry but a lift in temperature was long overdue. I did wonder if we would see 20°C before May is out.

** UV levels are now HIGH so don’t forget sun-cream regardless of what the temperature is. **

Thursday: A lovely late-Spring day with plenty of sunny spells. Feeling warm after the dire conditions of late. Max 19°C

Friday: A weak weather-front will bring some light rain and drizzle for the morning. Staying mostly cloudy for the afternoon but turning drier. Max 17°C

Long Weekend: A session in the garden is in order!

Saturday: A cloudy start likely, then the strong sunshine will break the cloud up and warm sunny spells will develop. Light winds. Just the chance of an isolated shower, especially to the west. Max 19°C

Sunday: Looks a great day! BBQ me up! Any early mist clears to sunny skies. Feeling very warm with little or no wind and finally we meet that temperature target. UV levels up to 7! Max 21°C

Temperatures into the 20s in May at last!

Bank Holiday Monday – Looks like more of the same for the morning but cloud could thicken towards the west later turning the sunshine hazy. Max 21°C

We keep rain at bay on Bank Holiday Monday – another BBQ anyone?

Outlook: Some uncertainty as to what happens from Tuesday. Low pressure tries to come in from the northwest, bringing cooler conditions once more and showers. But, at this stage, the latest prediction is that high pressure could remain in control, just, to the south and west and the week turns out to stay settled with temperatures in the late-teens although it could be quite breezy. All to play for so stay tuned via Twitter, @ChadWeather.


Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 26th of May at 7:05pm.
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Low Pressure Brings more Rain and Wind – Thursday 20th May 2021 – Sunday 23rd May 2021

Hi all,

May continues to disappoint on all fronts. Below average temperatures and above average rainfall continue to dominate our weather. Some hope on the horizon, but meanwhile more of the same to come.

Thursday: Cloud thickening during the morning with some patchy rain moving in. The rain will turn much heavier leading to a wet and windy afternoon. Unusually windy for this time of year with 40mph gusts in exposed places. The rain will become showery later. Cool. Max 12°C

Wednesday night’s satellite picture

Friday: Low pressure in charge so windy conditions once more with frequent showers, perhaps longer spells of rain at times, especially early on and later in the day. Feeling fresh for the time of year. Max 13°C

Weekend: A breather on Saturday.

Saturday: Bright spells with just the odd shower possible. Still on the breezy side and feeling cool but an improvement on the last two days. Max 12°C

Sunday: Another low pressure will arrive from the west. It will start dry then rain will spread across the region, although patchy. Showers later. Breezy and temperatures poor once again. Max 12°C

Outlook: Still on for improved weather as we head towards month-end and the Bank Holiday. Not exactly wall-to-wall sunshine but drier, more settled and temperatures recovering. Still unlikely to see 20°C before the end of May, but with UV levels high, and the late-May sun, the late-teens will do.

High pressure, as promised, looks to build towards month-end and should hang on for the Bank Holiday

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for local forecasts.


Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 19th of May 2021 at 8:50pm
Images: windy.com and wxcharts.com

Further Unsettled Conditions – Thursday 13th May 2021 – Sunday 16th May 2021

Hi all,

Apologies for no weekly blog last week. From a dry, sunny April to a wet and cool May. Meh. The storm season has started early and there’s no sign of the weather improving any time soon. We could go the whole month without reaching 20°C.

Thundery Showers this week gave some dramatic photos

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with some bright spells. Showers likely into the afternoon, some locally heavy and possibly thundery. Light winds. Max 15°C

Friday: Another mostly cloudy day with some bright spells. Any showers will be well-scattered so a dry day expected for most. Max 14°C

Weekend: Unsettled.

Saturday: Cloudy with some light rain for the morning. This will clear away with bright spells and showers developed for the remainder of the day. Cooler and breezy. Max 12°C

Sunday: Sunny spells and showers. Some beefy with hail and thunder and lightning. Max 13°C

Outlook: Unfortunately, little change with the Jet Stream to our South, meaning we are on the cold side. Sunny spells and hefty thundery showers as low pressure controls our weather. No sign of any early-Summer heat.

April 2021 Stats

Max 17.7°C (23rd)
Min -3.8°C (7th)
Av. 6.6°C
Av. Dew Pt 0.4°C
Wettest 4.6mm (27th)
Av. Humidity 67%
Av. Barometer 1024.7 hPa
Max Gust 31mph (5th)
Av. Wind Direction NNE
Rain 10.6mm (15% of average)
Rain Registered Days 7
Dry Days 23
Air Frosts 8
Snow Falling Days 4

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 12th of May 2021 at 8:45pm.

Sunny spells and Showers – Thursday 29th April 2021 – Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021

Hi all,

The dry spell has ended but what a decent spell of weather we had. OK the temperatures weren’t anything to raise an eyebrow at, but it was dry with plenty of getting-warmer-by-the-day sunshine. April is still on course to be one of the driest months I’ve ever recorded. With a Bank Holiday approaching, what next?

Temperatures will remain below average for the next week at least – no sign of the heatwave the media drivel on about

**UV levels now on the rise, and the sun is as strong as August, so remember sun-cream between 11am and 3pm.**

Thursday – A cold start with a touch of frost in places. Certainly a ground-frost so gardeners beware. Sunny spells with some isolated heavy showers developing. Max 10°C

Friday: Similar. Patchy frost to start, sunny spells and feeling pleasant in the sunshine but scattered heavy showers developing, some with hail and thunder and lightning. Max 11°C

Saturday: Bright spells and a few showers. The best of the sunshine during the morning after some ground-frost. Max 11°C

Sunday: Hopefully a good day. Sunny spells and fewer showers, so some areas escaping with a dry day. A little warmer. Max 13°C

Bank Holiday Monday: A bright start is expected with showery rain arriving from late-morning/lunch. Feeling cool and becoming windy. Max 10°C

Outlook: Staying cool then turning more unsettled with rain at times.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 28th of April 2021 at 8:05pm.
Image: http://www.wxcharts.com


Perfect Spring Weather -Thursday 22nd April 2021 – Sunday 25th April 2021

Hi all,

A cooler day today after a cold front moved through bringing fresher air and more in the way of cloudier skies as the recent sunny weather encountered a blip.

It’s been a very dry month and it’s still on course to be the driest April and any month that I have recorded ever. It’s not rained for 10 days now and it could even get to month-end without anymore measurable rainfall.

**Remember UV levels are now moderate to high and the sun is as strong as late-August so sun-cream is needed**

Thursday: High pressure regains charge of our weather. A cold start, with some mist and patchy frost then a glorious day. Light winds and warm sunshine. Max 16°C

Friday: Another cracker after a fresh start with some ground-frost. Becoming very warm under sunny skies and light winds. Max 18°C

Weekend: More sunshine but cooler.

Saturday: Sunny spells after early mist eventually lifts and a ground-frost to start. Plenty of sunny spells. Breeze picking up later. Max 16°C

Sunday: A little cooler and breezy and although we might start cloudy, sunny spells will develop. Max 14°C

Outlook: Remaining dry with variable amounts of cloud. Some cloudy mornings but brighter afternoons. It looks like low pressure will flirt with the fringes of the UK but we could well make it to the start of May without anymore rain.

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Forecast Issued at 8:20pm on Wednesday the 21st of April 2021.

Time to start watering the garden – Thursday 15th April 2021 – Sunday 18th April

Hi all,

Wintry showers were in last week’s weekly blog but the amount of snow that fell in certain areas earlier this week was much more than expected. With Arctic air in place blue skies followed to give us some stunning scenery.

The outlook isn’t particularly cold but not warming up significantly either. But a lot of dry weather. This month is on track to be the driest I’ve ever recorded. Also some more frosts to come so gardeners beware.

Last Sunday morning in Saddleworth: Image: @SBoydUK

Thursday: Frost to start with some mist and fog. Sunny spells the order of the day with a little cloud bubbling up. Max 11°C

Friday: Chilly start with a ground-frost. Sunny periods developing but more in the way of cloud likely later. Max 11°C

Weekend: Sunnier Saturday

Saturday: Sunny spells developing with any mist/fog clearing slowly, which could lead to some areas not seeing the sunshine until the afternoon. Light winds and less chilly. Max 12°C

Sunday: Weather-fronts out west will spill cloud in across the region so apart from the odd bright spell it will a cloudier day. Dry once. Max 13°C

Outlook: More cloud with perhaps some patchy rain moving through on Tuesday. I’ll be surprised if we see any rain to be honest. Midweek high pressure builds again so back to sunny spells, cool nights and lots of dry weather. Temperatures perhaps up to 15°C

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 14th of April 2021 at 8:45pm