Plenty of Sunshine and Dry – Thursday 17th September 2020 – Sunday 20th September 2020

Hi all,

We had a brief return to Summer this week and there’s more decent weather to come. Although a change in wind direction means we won’t hit the mid-20s like earlier this week. In fact the maximum temperature for September was broken this week. [My records started in August 2012].

September maximum temperatures:

2020 26.8°C
2019 22.8°C
2018 23.1°C
2017 20.2°C
2016 23.6°C
2015 20.5°C
2014 21.1°C
2013 23.8°C
2012 23.2°C

Thursday: A fresh start then sunny spells and a slight breeze. Warm. Dry. Max 19°C

Friday: Sunny spells and feeling pleasant. Breezy later. Max 17°C

Weekend: Windy but sunny.

Saturday: A good amount of sunshine developing across the region but there will be a gusty northeasterly wind. Max 17°C

Sunday: Still windy but probably less so than yesterday. Dry with more sunny periods on offer after a cloudy morning with rain close to the southeast. Max 16°C

Outlook: Continuing much of the same until midweek when the Jet Stream will start to influence our weather pattern. Showers followed by spells of rain. Enjoy this current spell of weather while you can.

Turning unsettled midweek next week – meanwhile enjoy!

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks for reading,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 7:55pm

Chilly Nights as Autumn looms – Thursday 27th August 2020 – Sunday 30th August 2020

Hi all,

Storm Ellen then Storm Francis and we are still in a summer month! The most recent storm brought some damage to trees, although it wasn’t as windy as it could have been. The main feature of Francis was the rain. Locally, over 2 inches of rainfall was recorded with 45mm at Chadderton HQ.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy after any morning brightness fades. Showery rain already affecting the west will move slowly and erratically east. Max 17°C

Friday: Again cloudy with showers then more general rain arrives from the north-east with the wind picking up and becoming gusty. Turning cooler overnight. Max 16°C

Weekend: Fresh but bright with cold nights.

Saturday: Windy and noticeable as the air feeds in from the chilly north-east. Any showers fading to a day of sunny spells. Winds falling light overnight and turning cold. Rurally close to a ground-frost (4°C). Max 15°C

Sunday: Fresh to begin the day then decent enough. Sunny spells with light winds and clouding over later in the day. Another cold night. Max 16°C

More details on the Bank Holiday Monday later this week.

Outlook: Remaining below average temperatures with days alternating from sunny spells to spells of showers. Odd windy day too.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 26th of August 2020 at 14:35

Storm Ellen – Thursday 20th August 2020 – Sunday 23rd August 2020

Hi all,

It’s my youngest 6th birthday today, so it’s been a busy one with a trip to Chester Zoo in the pouring rain. So, a short and sweet blog this week with time limited. The Irish Met Office named Storm Ellen this week, which will bring some disruptive winds to the UK.

Thursday: A lovely day, albeit windy. Sunshine from the word go and with winds strengthening from a southerly direction it will turn out very warm. Dry throughout. Rain overnight. Windy with 25-35mph gusts. Max 22°C

Friday: Early rain will move away to the north to leave a day of sunshine and showers, some heavy. Storm Ellen will have decayed now but a new low pressure that joined with Storm Ellen will have formed and will produce strong and gusty southwesterly winds. Warning in place for 40-50mph gusts, and possibly up to 60mph in exposed places and especially during showers. A little cooler. Max 20°C

Weekend: Winds slowly easing.

Saturday: Windy with sunshine and showers once again. Fresher. Max 18°C

Sunday: Looks the better of the weekend days. Bright spells and mostly dry with any morning showers fading. Winds becoming lighter. Max 17°C

Outlook: Sunny spells and showers for a few days then hopefully a couple of settled days before next weekend turns unsettled again.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest updates and warnings as Storm Ellen arrives.

Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 19th of August 2020 at 9:10pm

Heatwave to end – Thursday 13th August 2020 – Sunday 16th August 2020

Hi all,

August didn’t start well but it certainly heated up and felt a lot more like summer even with the localised thundery downpours. Most people to the southeast of the Midlands, have been having a heatwave for over a week now. We only hit heatwave status on Monday as we touched the 25°C threshold and remained in that for the two days that followed, but it is now coming to an end. It’s been far too humid for my liking (head is pounding) and even though it will be getting cooler, it will still be quite muggy.

**Don’t forget your sun-cream – UV levels still high**

Thursday: It’s looking a slightly cloudy start, especially in the east, with sunny spells developing during the day. Less hot and a nice breeze developing. It’s looking mostly dry with the risk of thunderstorms quite low, but never say never. Max 25°C

Friday: Cloud will spill in from the east but will slowly break up during the day. Bright or sunny spells best in the west. Again, a small risk of a thunderstorm but it’s looking mostly dry. Humid and a little cooler. Max 23°C

Weekend: Scattered showers and a touch humid.

Saturday: A lot of cloud-cover but a few bright spells will sneak through. Generally a drier picture but isolated showers can’t be ruled out. Max 21°C

Sunday: Sunshine and showers, again some thundery, with the chance of showers more likely than yesterday. Max 20°C

Outlook: Bright or sunny spells and with mostly light winds the showers will be slow-moving. Temperatures back to average (18-20°C).

July 2020 Stats

Max 31.6°C (31st)
Min 7.2°C (12th)
Av. 14.1°C
Av. Dew Pt 10.9°C
Wettest 18.4mm (27th)
Av. Humidity 82%
Av. Barometer 1016 hPa
Max Gust 34.5 mph (5th)
Av. Wind Direction W
Rain 103.8mm (130% of average)
Rain Registered Days 24
Dry Days 7

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 12th of August 2020 at 4:35pm

Steamy End to Month – Thursday 30th July 2020 – Sunday 2nd August 2020

Hi all,

July has been particularly poor on the temperature front and not great when it comes to dry weather either, but the month is going to end with some heat and humidity wafting up from Spain.

Here’s an updated image of the temperatures statistics for July vs. previous years.

Woeful Temperature Stats for July 2020

And looking at rainfall…..

July 2020 is wetter than average

**High UV levels still in place so remember sun-cream**

Thursday: Early cloud and a few showers will push north during the morning leaving a day of increasingly sunny skies and much warmer temperatures. Feeling hot and humid by evening. Max 25°C

Friday: A hot day with plenty of sunshine. Cloud arrives by evening with a change beginning out west. Only downside is it will be quite breezy at times. Very humid. Max 30°C

A baking day on Friday. Somewhere in the UK could see 35°C – impressive for a short-lived hot spell

Weekend: Cooler but not too bad

Saturday: Cooler weather will arrive from the west and with it some cloud and a few localised showers. Sunny spells developing later and breezy. Max 19°C

Sunday: Sunny spells and most places dry but a few scattered showers can’t be ruled out. Max 19°C

Outlook: Unfortunately, unsettled weather will return.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 29th of July 2020 at 7:25pm.
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A poor July continues – Thursday 23rd July 2020 – Sunday 26th July 2020

Hi all,

No let-up in this grim summer month. Notably, the temperatures have really struggled. I posted the below on Twitter this week and it’s clear to see how disappointing July has been so far.

Thursday: Cloudy with pulses of showery rain coming in from the west. Quite warm considering. Max 18°C

Friday: If you can, take advantage of a breather from the cloud and rain. A decent day is in store with warm sunny spells. Remember sun-cream as UV levels are still high. Max 19°C

Weekend: Low pressure arrives

Saturday: Rain welcomes the start of the weekend, moving west to east. Bright spells and showers follow. Breezy. Max 18°C

Sunday: Bright spells and scattered showers. Again a little breezy. Max 17°C

Outlook: Changeable with showery rain at times. No sign of anything very warm or hot on the horizon. Sad times.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 22nd of July 2020 at 4:45pm.

A little warmer with some sunny spells – Thursday 16th July 2020 – Sunday 19th July 2020

Hi all,

Well last week’s weather forecast didn’t go to plan, as high pressure failed to establish itself over the UK for the second weekend running. July is turning out to be a disappointment.

Thursday: A cloudy and generally overcast day throughout but it looks like staying dry, quite humid and warmer with light winds. Chance of some breaks in the cloud later. Max 18°C

Friday: Bright spells developing and feeling pleasant but a little humid. Warmest day of this forecast. Max 21°C

Weekend: Some rain.

Saturday: Any brightness fading as cloud thickens from the northwest. A weakening cold front will bring some patchy rain. Not much rain as the front breaks up as it moves through an area of high pressure. Bright spells later. Max 17°C

Sunday: Brighter with sunny spells. Breezy and fresher for all. Max 18°C

Outlook: Warm at first with some dry weather and sunny spells. From midweek, it looks like high pressure will slip away as low pressure closes in on Scotland. In between we will become breezy and mostly cloudy with a risk of some rain at times.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks for reading. Stay Safe!
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 15th of July 2020 at 5:30pm.

Drier and Warmer Weather to return but for how long – Thursday 9th July 2020 – Sunday 12th July 2020

Hi all,

The weather is certainly misbehaving and we are definitely suffering now after enjoying a lovely April and May. But, there is some hope on the horizon.

Thursday: Cloudy with light rain or showers continuing for most of the morning. Slowly drier into the afternoon. Max 16°C

Friday: Sunny spells and a heavy shower or two developing, especially so in the east. Max 16°C

Weekend: At last. Much improved compared to recent weekends. Light winds.

Saturday: High pressure is set to build across the UK from the southwest. So the weather will become settled with light winds and bright spells developing but some of us could keep some stubborn cloud. Cool overnight. Max 17°C

Sunday: Sunny spells here and there and feeling warmer after a fresh start. Max 20°C

⚠️ UV levels still high so wear sun-cream.

Outlook: Quite hopeful that high pressure will stay in charge for a few days of the week ahead; so some warm bright/sunny spells and temperatures into the 20s. Question mark over midweek as to whether the high pressure slips back away to the southwest and thicker cloud topples in from the northwest or not.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

As ever, thanks for reading. Stay Safe!

Thanks,

Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 8th July 2020 at 4:20pm

Unsettled then improving next week – Thursday 2nd July 2020 – Sunday 5th July 2020

Hi all,

Meh. June might have had a brief ‘heatwave’ and reached 30°C but it delivered a lot of rain, 170% of the monthly average, mostly coming from thundery downpours, and overall was disappointing. Here’s July and although it’s a new month, there’s little change in our weather for now…..

As always at this time of the year when sunny – HIGH UV LEVELS – Wear sun-cream.

Thursday: Rain to start, pushing away to the south and turning showery. Bright spells later and drier towards evening. Max 18°C

Friday: Cloud thickening throughout the day with rain slowly spreading in, with some heavy bursts. Becoming windy with extensive hill-fog. Max 16°C

Weekend: Still unsettled.

Low pressure drives the weekend weather

Saturday: A band of rain moving southeast to be replaced by a few showers and the odd bright spell. Breezy. Max 17°C

Sunday: A windy day with scattered showers and some bright or sunny spells in between. Max 18°C

Outlook: It looks like high pressure will slowly edge in from the southwest (just) settling the weather down. So drier and brighter with sunny spells breaking out as the week progresses. Temperatures a little disappointing at first but then recovering to around 20°C towards the end of the week. With areas of rain to the northwest we might see some breezy days but we will live with that after recent conditions.

June 2020 Stats

Max 30.0°C (25th)
Min 6.3°C (5th)
Av. 14.6°C
Av. Dew Pt 10.3°C
Wettest 39.8mm (16th)
Av. Humidity 77%
Av. Barometer 1012.7 hPa
Max Gust 39.1mph
Av. Wind Direction WSW
Rain 132.6mm
Rain Registered Days 19
Dry Days 11

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter to keep up with the latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 1st of July 2020 at 7:40pm
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Thunderstorms easing and turning fresher – Thursday 18th June 2020 – Sunday 21st June 2020

Hi all,

Well that was a lively few days as isolated thunderstorms delivered record-breaking rainfall and flash-flooding. We’ve certainly made up for a dry few months but that said, not everywhere saw these storms and remain desperate for some rain.

Record-breaking yesterday as the afternoon storm dropped 23.2mm in 53 minutes – the highest rainfall total in any 1-hour period (4:06pm-4:59pm). I have records since August 2012. 14.8mm of that fell in just 17 mins (4:07pm-4:24pm). Then the evening’s storm (total 13mm) at its peak, dropped 8mm in 8 mins!!

Lightning in Chadderton during Tuesday evening’s storm

Thursday: A band of rain will move northwest across the region, arriving early-morning. This will hang around for most of the day. Perhaps the odd rumble of thunder but this is a more general area of rain, rather than isolated developing thunderstorms. Still humid. Max 18°C

Friday: A better day all round, plenty of sunny spells on offer, but still some isolated showers for the afternoon, which again could be thundery and beefy. Warm. Max 20°C

Weekend: Turning fresher.

Saturday: Sunny spells becoming bright spells as cloud thickens from the west. Rain will arrive later but not expected until overnight. Becoming breezy. Max 20°C

A cold front will bring rain overnight on Saturday and introduce fresher air for Sunday

Sunday: Early rain moves on then sunny spells developing. Still warm but we will have lost the humid air so feeling fresher. Windy. Max 19°C

Outlook: Looks to settle down as long as high pressure can build from the south-west. Plenty of warm sunny spells, perhaps becoming very warm for a day or so midweek. Overall drier.

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

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 17th of June 2020 at 1:45pm
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