Slightly cooler then Sunny Spells and Showers – Thursday 19th May 2022 – Sunday 22nd May 2022

Hi all,

It’s been a warm and humid few days with temperatures sneaking into the 20s and Tuesday was the warmest day of the year so far but a change is on the way. Certainly no sign of a heatwave. My hunch is, mid- to late-June could see some high temperatures, 30°C+ in some parts of the UK. Not a forecast, just a feeling.

The sun is now strong so high UV levels occuring for a few hours either side and throughout lunchtime. Sun-cream needed if you’re out and about. UV levels of 6 to 7. The sun’s strength is equal to mid- to late-July.

Thursday: A lovely day with plenty of warm sunny spells developing after a cloudy start in a few places. High UV. Temperatures a touch down on previous days. Max 19°C

Friday: Turning cloudier with low pressure arriving from the west. Dry for the morning but patchy rain pushing in as the day progresses turning showery towards evening. Cooler. Max 15°C

Weekend: Fresher with a westerly airflow.

Saturday: Temperatures back to normal with a breezy day expected. Sunny spells and isolated showers. Max 16°C

Sunday: Another day of bright or sunny spells with a few showers. Hopefully not as windy. Max 17°C

Outlook: High pressure in the Atlantic with a cool WNW’ly airflow bringing occasional showers. Drier towards the end of the week. Temperatures in the mid-teens or just above. Those early-20°C values nowhere to be seen.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 18th of May 2022 at 9:40pm

Becoming warmer with thundery potential – Thursday 12th May 2022 – Sunday 15th May 2022

Hi all,

Temperatures are set to rise and so will the humidity. Those mixed together does not always mean dry conditions. After a few warmer and dry days, next week is looking a bit of a mixed bag.

Thursday: Variable cloud with some sunny spells at times. Windy but pleasant in any sunshine. Rogue shower possible but unlikely so most will stay dry. Max 14°C

Friday: More in the way of warm sunny spells as the day wears on but still windy with 30-35mph gusts taking the edge off the temperature. Max 18°C

Weekend: High pressure builds in but the shower risk increases into Sunday.

Saturday: Sunny spells and overall a bit warmer and noticeable with winds easing. High UV levels. Promises to be a decent day. Max 20°C

Thundery shower potential overnight Saturday into Sunday

Sunday: A warm day with sunny spells. Cloud will bubble around lunchtime/early-afternoon and the breeze will pick up. Chance of an isolated thundery downpour later, especially towards the Peak District. A little humid. Max 19°C

Outlook: The week was looking promising with sunny spells and dry pleasant conditions but that has now changed. It will remain warm, and a little muggy with temperatures into the late-teens but the air will be unstable at times so expect some lively, possibly thundery showers thrown in with the sunny spells. This set-up will certainly see the garden spring into life even more!

Periods of hefty, possibly thundery rain next week as temperatures stay warm with humid unstable air

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 11th of May 2022 at 8:15pm.
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Warmer with variable amounts of sunshine – Thursday 5th May 2022 – Sunday 8th May 2022

Hi all,

With summer not too far away it’s time for the heatwave stories to appear in the media. Yes warmer weather is on the way, yes there is a chance of heatwave conditions to be met in parts of England later next week if the forecast comes off but it’s a long way off, so only time will tell. One thing we can never have is a “mini-heatwave”. Just like a “mini-tornado”. There are no such things.

Thursday: Cloudy with bright spells developing here and there. Feeling quite warm. Max 17°C

Friday: A weakening band of rain will slowly sink southeast across the region, mainly during the afternoon. A little cooler due to mostly overcast skies. Max 15°C

Weekend: Sunday’s looking the best and warmer too.

Saturday: Bright spells but there could well be a disappointing amount of cloud as a weather-front decays and high pressure builds. Low risk of an isolated shower or two. Quite muggy. Max 17°C

Sunday: Warm sunny spells developing and feeling humid. Max 19°C

Outlook: A warm southwesterly airflow so temperatures sitting in the late teens. It won’t be sunshine all the way so plenty of cloudy spells with occasional showers and bright or sunny spells. Possibly even warmer, into the early-20s by the end of the week. A plume of very warm air is possible with 26°C not ruled out in southern England.

April 2022 Stats

Max 19.7°C (16th)
Min -0.5°C (9th)
Av. 8.8°C
Wettest 9.8mm (7th)
Av. Humidity 74%
Av. Barometer 1017.3 hPa
Max Gust 34.5mph
Av. Wind Direction NNE
Rain 32.6mm (well below average)
Rain Registered Days 13
Dry Days 17
Air Frosts 4
Snow Falling Days 2

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Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 4th of May 2022 at 9:25pm

Waiting for Petrichor – Thursday 28th April 2022 – Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2022

Hi all,

The wait for significant rain continues and with everywhere drying up rapidly, after a drier-than-average 6 weeks, there will be petrichor in the air once the rain returns.

At this stage, it looks like high pressure will mostly dominate our weather pattern for the foreseeable. High pressure can mean warm and sunny but like recent weeks, we will see cloud amounts variable and with a cooling trend into the new month.

Thursday: A chilly start with some ground-frost and localised mist. Sunny spells for the morning but cloud will tend to increase during the day. Dry with generally light winds. Max 13°C

Friday: Little change although it’s not expected to be as cold of a start. Sunny spells followed by cloudier spells. Max 14°C

High pressure mostly dominating the weather; now, next week and beyond.

Weekend: A little warmer on Saturday.

Saturday: Sunny spells here and there and temperatures lifting a little. Max 16°C

Sunday: Cloudy to start, with perhaps a very localised shower early on. Sunny spells breaking through. Dry with light winds. Max 14°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Mostly cloudy with some bright spells. Temperatures still a little disappointing but plenty of dry conditions. Max 14°C

Outlook: A new area of high pressure will slip down from the north bringing slightly cooler air, even with a risk of overnight ground-frosts. Lots of dry weather but again not guaranteed sunshine as cloud spills in from the north or northeast. No sign of the Atlantic-driven weather pattern returning, so wind and any significant rain still being held at bay.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 27th of April 2022 at 5:55pm.
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Windy but plenty of dry weather – Thursday 21st April 2022 – Sunday 24th April 2022

Hi all,

I hope you enjoyed the Easter weather which remained mostly dry and quite warm with pleasant sunny spells. The sun is gaining strength day-by-day and even when temperatures are below average it can still feel warm in any sunshine. UV levels are now over 4 and at the high-end of medium, so don’t forget your sun-cream when out and about for a couple of hours. Don’t forget, getting sunburnt is nothing to do with the temperature on the thermometer.

We’ve only had 32mm of rain so far this April and with the way it’s looking, there’s not much rainfall to come over the remainder of the month. So it looks like it’s going to be another very dry month, after March’s 21mm. January (45mm) was also dry with the soggy February (187mm) sandwiched in between.

Thursday: A decent sunny day with some cloud bubbling up in southern parts into the afternoon. A keen easterly wind developing and becoming strong but temperatures remaining pleasant enough. Max 16°C

Friday: We have high pressure to our north and northeast in charge of the weather, meaning a lot of dry weather with bright spells developing after a cloudy start (localised shower). Isobars will be closely-packed together meaning it will be a very windy and gusty day. Values of 40mph can’t be ruled out. Max 13°C

High pressure to the N/NE and low pressure to the S. Tightly-packed isobars in between means a gusty, easterly wind coming down off the hills; 35-40mph gusts likely.

Weekend: Gusty conditions.

Saturday: A mostly cloudy day with a few bright spells around especially in the west. Again it will be windy, 35-40mph gusts, making it feel chilly. Chance of an isolated shower early on. Max 12°C

Sunday: Remaining windy but hopefully not as annoying as the last few days and more in the way of sunny spells developing meaning it will feel a little warmer. Dry. Max 14°C

Outlook: At this stage it looks to remain similar to what we currently have although winds will ease by Tuesday. Plenty of dry weather but often cloudy and cooler-than-average. If the Jet Stream kicks back into its Atlantic-driven mode then rain and wind would return but this looks unlikely. Keep watering those gardens!

This graphic shows the total rainfall expected between now and the 1st of May. Unless we see a turnaround in the forecast, we will see very little rainfall during the rest of April.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 20th of April 2022 at 5pm
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Warm doesn’t necessarily mean sunny – Thursday 14th April 2022 – Bank Holiday Monday 18th April 2022

Hi all,

The Easter weekend is lurking and most of you will be wondering what the weather has in store. The good news is, high pressure is set to build briefly and its position means we will be sitting in a relatively warm air mass but it looks like we will be importing a lot of cloud, especially to start days. With light winds early mist/low-cloud could be stubborn too.

Thursday: A cloudy start with some localised mist or fog. Hazy sunny spells developing and feeling quite warm. During the afternoon just the outside chance of a shower. Max 16°C

Good Friday: Misty morning with cloud eventually breaking up leading to some warm bright spells. Localised shower/downpour can’t be ruled out. Max 17°C

Saturday: Looks like more in the way of sunshine developing, again after a cloudy start. Warm in any sun. Max 18°C

Easter Sunday: Little change with conditions similar to Saturday for most of the day but signs of some showery activity into the afternoon/evening. Max 16°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Mostly cloudy with some brighter slots and feeling pleasant once again in any sunshine but looking cooler than recently. Max 14°C

Rest of next week: Plenty of dry weather and cloud early on with some bright spells and temperatures eventually slipping back to the mid-teens or just below. Likely to turn unsettled from midweek with some spells of showery rain although not amounting to too much.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts and warnings.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 13th of April 2022 at 9:15pm

Another cold snap then warmer – Thursday 7th April 2022 – Sunday 10th April 2022

Hi all,

March’s stats are in and it was a very dry month overall with 6-times less rainfall than February and with a decent spell of dry and sunny weather. In fact we went 13 days without rain and enjoyed temperatures close to 20°C and blue skies. I miss those days.

Thursday: Much colder air has now arrived from the North after a windy night. Early rain then it will be a day of blustery, wintry showers with some hail, sleet and hill-snow. Feeling cold throughout. Max 8°C

Friday: A frosty start with plenty of sunshine. Clouds bubbling up with wintry showers breaking out again. Breezy but not as windy or as cold as Thursday. Max 10°C

Colder than average over the next 4 days.

Weekend: A better Saturday than Sunday.

Saturday: A frost to start then a decent day with sunny spells and a fresh breeze but not as windy as recently. Clouding over by evening which could lead to a nice sunset. Max 10°C

Sunday: Cloudy with a change to a southwesterly airflow bringing some localised drizzle or patchy rain. Winds picking up. No frost as milder air pushes in. Max 11°C

Outlook: Warmer overall with temperatures into the mid-teens and feeling pleasant in any sunshine. Sunny spells expected during the week but occasionally cloudier conditions with a few showers also on the cards. Breezy at times but with no frosts or cold spell likely. 

March 2022 Stats

Max 18.6°C (25th)
Min -0.7°C (7th)
Av. 7.9°C
Wettest 4.4mm (3rd)
Av. Humidity 75%
Av. Barometer 1023.2 hPa
Max Gust 33.4mph
Av. Wind Direction SE
Rain 20.8mm (well below average)
Rain Registered Days 11
Dry Days 20
Air Frosts 2
Snow Falling Days 2

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Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 6th of April 2022 at 8:30pm

Temperatures recovering after winter bites back – Thursday 31st March 2022 – Sunday 3rd April 2022

Hi all,

It certainly feels like winter has returned out there today, as Arctic air plunges down across the region bringing cold-rain, sleet and some hill-snow. From 18°C a week ago to just 3.6°C at lunchtime today. Ouch.

3pm temperatures each day since last Wednesday – big change today

It’s not unusual to get a cold-snap at this time of the year, as late-March can be a fickle period of weather. The warmth and blue skies, albeit it hazy with pollution, were amazing but all good things have to end eventually, you just have to make the most of these pleasant spells, especially in the UK.

Thursday: A frosty and icy start with sunny spells developing. Wintry showers will feed in from the northeast during the day with fewer showers the further west you are. Showers will be of rain, sleet, hail and snow There will be a strong and gusty wind leading to a biting wind-chill. Max 7°C

Wintry showers could lead to a slight covering of snow in places, mostly the hills during Thursday.

Friday: Again a frosty start then not a bad day with sunny spells and fewer wintry showers. The sun is gaining strength now so out of the breeze in shelter it won’t feel too bad despite the temperature. Max 7°C

Weekend: Less in the way of sunshine

Saturday: Cloud will spread down from the northwest bringing a few showers. Feeling cool with all the cloud during the morning but hopefully some brighter spells into the afternoon. Max 8°C

Sunday: Bright spells and a few showers. Tending to be a little drier into the afternoon with sunny spells developing. Max 9°C

Outlook: A westerly airflow will return bringing low pressure to the northwest of the UK. We will see some showery rain at times, but not a lot of rainfall is expected over the week. Temperatures will return to normal and the night-frosts will end.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 30th of March 2022 at 5:07pm.
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Enjoy the warmth before the temperature plummets – Thursday 24th March 2022 – Sunday 27th March 2022

Hi all,

What a superb spell of early-Spring weather we are experiencing and you need to fill your boots. Temperatures into the late-teens and plenty of sunny periods, but hazy due to the high pollution levels.

Everywhere is now beginning to dry out fast and after giving my garden its annual winter-is-over declutter, it was clear to see that it actually might need watering soon. With little rain on the horizon, it means after a soggy February, it will have been a very dry March.

Growers beware, temperatures are set to drop to below average values next week, a real shock for our gardens and plants after the warmth of this week.

UV levels are now creeping up and are around medium for a couple of hours at lunchtime. No sun-cream really needed yet, unless you’re out in it for several hours non-stop, late-morning to early-afternoon.

Thursday: Another cracking day. Warm to very warm for the time of year with widespread sunny spells. Some fair-weather cloud around. Light winds. Max 18°C

Friday: Continuing warm and sunny. Some cloud bubbling up into the day. Light winds. Max 18°C

Weekend: Grab that sunshine and make the most of it.

Saturday: Further sunny spells and warm with it too. Any morning-cloud burning off. Dry. Max 17°C

Sunday: Sunny spells but temperatures likely to be a notch or two lower. Max 15°C

Outlook: The high pressure that has dominated our weather will shift west and that move in location will allow more in the way of cloud to arrive. More importantly we will introduce a north-to-northeasterly airflow and at this time of the year that is still a very cold direction. Some of the air will be sourced from the Arctic. A lot of dry weather is still expected with the odd shower drifting in from the northeast. No snow expected, this will fall in the Scottish mountains though. By midweek we will see some ground-frosts return and daytime temperatures struggling to 7-9°C, a big change from this week.

Warmer than average this week to colder than average next week. Don’t put the big coats away just yet.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 23rd of March 2022 at 9:13pm
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Welcome Spring Sunshine albeit Breezy – Thursday 17th March 2022 – Sunday 20th March 2022

Hi all,

Spring is here and the weather is finally responding. After an awful February, March is much drier (only 16mm so far) and we can now look forward to a drier, warmer and sunnier spell of weather.

Not quite our first 20°C of the year but it will feel very pleasant indeed over the coming days. Nights will be chilly with local ground-frosts and patchy fog. UV levels are approaching medium meaning you will begin to catch the sun’s rays if you’re out in it for a few hours. It won’t be long before you’re digging out the sun-cream.

A frosty start to Thursday.

Thursday: A cold start with a frost and patchy mist. Sunny spells for the morning then cloud will arrive into the afternoon with some scattered showers into the evening. Max 12°C

Friday: High pressure continues to build across the UK so a lovely day in prospect with plenty of sunshine after a chilly/frosty and in places foggy start. Some of the fog might be stubborn to clear and lift into low-cloud for a time. It will begin to feel warm in the sunshine. Max 14°C

Weekend: I normally say more rain but this time more sun. The only downside is that the breeze will pick up during the daytime which could become a little gusty.

High pressure in control for the weekend bringing the warmest day of the year so far, plenty of sunshine but quite a breeze too.

Saturday: Lots of pleasant Spring sunshine as we see the warmest day of the year so far. Max 16°C

Pleasant Saturday afternoon temperatures. Of course these are measured in the shade so feeling much warmer in the sunshine.

Sunday: Feeling warm under sunny skies. Just the chance of some cloud in the east later. Max 15°C

Outlook: The settled weather looks set to continue with high pressure mostly in charge. Just one hiccup could be a few showers on Monday afternoon. Lots of warm sunny spells and dry conditions with temperatures into the mid-teens. An easterly or southeasterly breeze could pick up later in the week pegging the temperatures back a little and dragging in some cloud at times from the North Sea but this all depends on the location of the high pressure.

The final weekend of March also looks fine and settled.

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Thanks.
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 16th of March 2022 at 5:25pm
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