Thursday 6th December 2018 – Sunday 9th December 2018

Hi all,

Rain and wind seem to be the norm these days and that pattern will continue until something more settled and drier, but colder, arrives next week.

Thursday: Cloudy with heavy rain spreading in from the southwest. The rain will turn showery in the afternoon with the showers easing away towards evening. The southwesterly airflow will mean it will be milder. Max 13°C

Windy on Friday

Windy on Friday with 45-50mph gusts across the region – Scotland taking the brunt

Friday: Heavy rain to start the day followed by showers. During the day it will turn colder so some of the showers becoming wintry, with hail by evening. It will also be very windy with gales. Gusts of 50mph are likely. See the warning on my pinned tweet. Max 9°C

Weekend: Saturday the best day.

Saturday: Very windy during the early hours. This will ease during the day. Then we will see a few showers with sunny spells. Cloud thickening towards evening. Max 9°C

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain turning patchy later. Cool. Max 9°C

Outlook: High pressure builds and becomes established over Scandinavia. This means we develop an easterly airflow. It will turn colder with frosts and perhaps some wintry showers later in the week, leading to some snow on the hills. One to keep an eye on if you’re a fan of the cold.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 5th of December 2018 at 16:30

Thursday 29th November 2018 – Sunday 2nd December 2018

Hi all,

After a quiet two weeks the weather has now taken a turn for the worse and is more like the Autumn that we all love to hate. Rain and wind. November has been another dry month, so on the plus side, our reservoirs need this rain.

Thursday: A rapidly deepening area of low pressure will be swinging up from the south west. Initially this will bring some heavy rain followed by squally, possibly thundery showers. Winds will gust to around 45-50mph but the potential is there for a localised 75mph. A warning is in place (see Twitter) and this is a developing situation. Max 13°C

A stormy start to Thursday

Friday: Winds will continue to be gusty. Colder air will have arrived too, but much brighter with sunny spells and showers. Max 8°C

Weekend: Unsettled and feeling cool

Saturday: Heavy rain arriving from the southwest with steady winds. Not as windy as previously this week. Rain easing during the day. Max 11°C

Sunday: A little cooler. Mostly cloudy with some patchy rain. Max 10°C

Outlook: Colder and drier and generally more settled.

November’s full weather statistics to follow.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 28th of November 2018 at 19:35

Thursday 22nd November 2018 – Sunday 25th November 2018

Hi all,

Those easterly winds have really made themselves known over the last couple of days, giving us a sub-zero wind-chill and some ‘cold-rain’. However, parts of the Pennines and the Snake Pass had a good spell of wet-snow causing some hazardous driving conditions.

Thursday: A bright start with a few sunny spells after a cold night with a touch of ground frost. Cloud will soon increase from the east on a keen breeze. This cloud will bring some light rain or drizzle, especially to the hills feeling cold once more. Max 7°C

Friday: Another cold day with quite a bit of cloud knocking around. The odd pocket of brightness but it should remain dry and slightly less breezy. Max 8°C

Weekend: Remaining cold

Saturday: We remain chilly with an east to northeasterly airflow. Mostly dry conditions across the region; just a chance of the old shower towards the hills. Max 8°C

Sunday: Little change. Cold, plenty of cloud, perhaps a bit more brightness than yesterday. Max 8°C

Outlook: Staying cold with a couple of frosts at night for the first few days. Mostly dry during the daytimes with occasional brightness. Some showers likely midweek and we continue to keep the east or southeasterly airflow, hence temperatures below normal. Milder weather will try to push in, in time for the weekend.

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Forecast Issued at 5:25pm on Wednesday the 21st of November 2018

Thursday 15th November 2018 – Sunday 18th November 2018


We have a sniff of easterly winds on the way and that has meant only one thing this week… the media going to town on snow is on its way, not to mention the Beast from the East. One thing for sure, November is looking like a very dry month, but snow?

Thursday: The mildest day of the forecast with southwesterly winds putting the temperatures up into the mid-teens. A mostly cloudy start with a few mist and fog patches but where this breaks during the day we will see some sunshine. Dry throughout but a little breezy. Max 15°C

Friday: Again a misty start, but the cloud is not expected to break up as much as Thursday so less in the way of sunshine. Winds now southerly so temperatures not too bad but a little down on yesterday with more in the way of cloud. Dry. Max 14°C

Weekend: Slowly cooler but sunnier and staying dry

Saturday: We see a change in wind direction, which mean temperatures will slowly drop during the day. Still dry but good news, more in the way of sunshine, as drier air feeds in from the east. Keen breeze. Max 11°C

Sunday: Bright spells but a sharp easterly wind making it feel quite chilly. Dry once more. Max 10°C

Outlook: Easterly and northeasterly winds take charge feeding in cold air from the continent. High pressure will be anchored to the northeast of the UK, keeping this weather pattern in place for the week. As it gets colder there will be a chance of some overnight frosts where the cloud breaks and winds fall light. Temperatures struggling to maximums of 7-8°C but no snow.

Beyond: There are signs that this colder-than-average weather will continue to the end of the month but this is a long way off and subject to change. If the charts are to be believed for the last week in November, then some snow showers from the east are possible. Now where do I put my pinch of salt. 🙂

Colder Weather on the way

Colder weather on the way next week and possibly lasting for a while

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 14th of November 2018 at 13:55



Thursday 8th November 2018 – Sunday 11th November 2018

Hi all,

Typical Autumn is back. Gone is the early taste of winter, replaced by showers or longer spells of rain, wind and mild temperatures. The norm. Currently there is no sign of anything particularly cold in the next 7-10 days.

Thursday:  A better day than yesterday. Sunny spells and showers. These mostly confined and frequent in the north and west. Breezy. Max 12°C

Friday: A bright morning with some sunny spells and a few showers. Cloud will thicken and wind and rain will arrive into the afternoon and last into the evening. Winds increasing with gusts of 45-50mph possible later. At this stage this is not a named-storm. Max 12°C

Wind Gusts Fri

Looking particularly windy on Friday night

Weekend: Low pressure in charge

Saturday: Sunshine and scattered showers, some of them heavy on a gusty wind. Max 12°C

Sunday: Bright start then showers arriving from the southwest. Breezy. Max 11°C

Outlook: Details a bit uncertain with a lot going on but expect us to remain mild under the southwesterly winds. Some showers at times.

Mild next week

Midweek max temps – Remaining generally mild

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 7th of November 2018 at 1:45pm


Thursday 1st November 2018 – Sunday 4th November 2018

Hi all,

Brrrrr! It’s been a chilly week, with local frosts, a cold northerly wind and even some snow flurries! More like Winter than Autumn. After our dry summer, water levels are still low and October was another dry month, with around 50% of the average rainfall.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with some rain to start, followed by brighter skies and a few showers. Max 9°C

Friday: A cold start with a ground-frost. A decent day ahead and if you’re at a Bonfire this evening then there will be good conditions. During the day, sunny spells and mostly dry with winds increasing later in the day with rain overnight. Max 10°C

Weekend: We throw the remnants of ex-Hurricane Oscar into the mix on Saturday


Ex-Hurricane Oscar will pass to the NW of the UK on Saturday

Saturday: Windy with 35-40mph gusts, a little higher in exposed places. A band of rain quickly clearing to showers. Much milder with a southwesterly airflow. Max 13°C

Sunday: A bright day and it should stay dry during daylight hours. Another developing area of low pressure is likely to come in from the west, so windy with rain or showers into the evening or overnight. Max 12°C

Outlook: Temperatures around or above average. Not a bad week ahead. Bright spells and just a few showers. No sign of a winter-like spell returning.

October 2018 Stats (up to and inc. 30th)

Max 21.9°C (10th)
Min 0.6°C (27th)
Av. 10.0°C (colder than average)
Wettest 10mm (13th)
Windiest 37mph
Rain 47mm (47% of average)
Rain Days 19
Dry Days 11

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 31st of October 2018 at 1:25pm


Thursday 10th May 2018 – Sunday 13th May 2018

Hi all,

So that’s two very warm summer-like spells of weather so far this year. Can’t grumble and no they weren’t heatwaves. So when’s the next one please? I’m getting itchy feet :).

Thursday: Any early cloud from last night’s rain soon clearing and a reasonable day with plenty of sunny spells. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Max 14°C

Friday: Sunny spells for the morning but turning breezy and cloudier into the afternoon. Rain arriving into late-evening and overnight. Max 15°C

Weekend: Much cooler than last week but not too shabby.

Saturday: Sunny spells and temperatures nothing to cheer about, but feeling pleasant in the sunshine again with light winds. A risk of some showers from the south-west towards evening. Max 14°C

Sunday: Bright spells and it should be dry as we keep a band of rain away to our east and showers away to our south-west. Just a chance of developing a shower over the Pennines or hills. Max 14°C

Remember at this time of year the sun is as strong as early-August, UV levels are at 6, so apply sun-cream if you’re planning to be out in it for a while, otherwise you will burn regardless of what the temperature is.

Outlook: Hopefully high pressure will build to the south-west of the UK, so expect it to turn warmer, not hot, with decent spells of sunshine. Temperatures in the upper teens. Variable amounts of cloud at times, a slight breeze and mostly dry.


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Forecast issued at 2pm on Wednesday the 9th of May 2018

Thursday 26th April 2018 – Sunday 29th April 2018

Hi all,

This time last week we were entering a few days of summer-like weather and oh how good it felt, but it already feels like an age ago. Yep, we are back to our standard Spring.

Thursday: Sunshine and showers, some heavy with hail and thunder possible but fewer showers than yesterday. Max 12°C


Some uncertainty about the track of this low on Friday but potential for heavy rain 

Friday: Bright spells to start but soon thicker cloud will spread up from the southwest with rain, some heavy too, especially in southern areas. Feeling cool. Max 10°C

Weekend: We remain on the northern side of the Jet Stream so cool and showery with chilly nights.

Saturday: Friday’s low will have moved away into the North Sea allowing a cool northerly or northeasterly airflow to bring showers down across the region. Chilly. Max 11°C

Sunday: Bright spells and a few well-scattered showers. Catch one and it will be heavy. A cool breeze. Max 11°C

Outlook: We enter May with unsettled and cool weather in charge. No sign of any sunny and warm conditions returning.

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Forecast issued on Wednesday the 25th of April 2018 at 16:20.