Becoming Warmer – Thursday 2nd April 2020 – Sunday 5th April 2020

Hi all,

First month of Spring done, and the last week or so of it spent in ‘lockdown’. Since we’ve been limited to one form of exercise a day and confined to work and home, the weather has settled down and we’ve only had measurable rain fall once in 9 days. No surprise!

After some warm sunshine last week we’ve been back to cloudier skies and colder conditions recently, especially in the wind. We actually had 7 nights of ground-frost last week too (lowest grass temperature being -4.5°C). The rain/wind was looking likely to return this weekend and turn unsettled but now it’s not looking so bad and with a couple of warmer days ahead too. The sun is now as strong as the first week in September. UV levels are now 3-4, which in fact isn’t that strong but still good enough to start a tan if you bask in some sunny periods.

Thursday: Showers moving southeast then turning a little brighter but very windy and feeling quite cold for the time of year. Max 9°C

Friday: Not as windy and a cold start with a touch of ground-frost. Sunny spells and the odd shower. Temperatures still below normal. Max 9°C

Weekend: Becoming warmer but windy

Temperatures rising nicely above average later this weekend

Saturday: Sunny spells and windy. Turning milder throughout the day and staying dry. Max 13°C

Sunday: Sunny spells and windy. A gusty but warm southerly airflow. Cloud thickening later with some rain overnight. Temperatures well above average. Max 17°C

Outlook: A couple more days of sunny spells, after some early rain on Monday. Not as warm as Sunday but still pleasant enough. A little cooler and perhaps unsettled later in the week.

March 2020 Stats

Max 17.4°C (25th)
Min -1.9°C (6th)
Av. 6.2°C
Av. Dew Pt 2.1°C
Wettest 18.8mm (9th)
Av. Humidity 76%
Av. Barometer 1016.7 hPa
Max Gust 47.2mph (11th)
Av. Wind Direction WSW
Rain 74mm
Rain Registered Days 15
Dry Days 16
Air Frosts 2

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 1st of April 2020 at 7:15pm

Turning Much Colder – Thursday 26th March 2020 – Sunday 29th March 2020

Hi all,

What a surprise, our weather turned lovely with warm sunny spells and we can’t venture out to enjoy it fully. I hope you are all well and keeping sane during these surreal times. As we know, warm, sunny weather doesn’t always last in this country.

Thursday: A frosty start but temperatures soon rising and another beautiful sunny day ahead. It won’t be as warm as recently as the wind will have shifted to a cooler direction, the north-east. Max 13°C although a little higher in sheltered, western spots.

Friday: Frosty to start (for the early risers). Slightly cooler again and the breeze beginning to pick up. Another, the last one, sunny day. Max 11°C

Weekend: Big shock on the way.

Saturday: A cloudier day with a few bright spells. It should remain dry but a huge difference in the feel of the weather. A north-easterly wind becoming gusty. COLDER! Max 8°C

Sunday: Even colder with a raw north to north-easterly wind which will be brisk. This could drag a few wintry showers in and some may fall as hail, sleet or snow. The showers are expected to be scattered and not that heavy. Max 6°C

Outlook: A lot of dry weather around as high pressure stays close. However, it looks set to stay cold, with temperatures in single-figures. Later in the week some wintry showers can’t be ruled out again, so we could see some sleet/snow showers to start April. It might be unseasonably cold but it certainly beats wind and heavy rain.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday 25th of March 2020 at 4:25pm.

Better Weather on the Horizon – Thursday 12th March 2020 – Sunday 15th March 2020

Hi all,

Yet more rain recently, but it looks like next week will finally see a change to the position of the Jet Stream, meaning more in the way of settled weather with sunny spells and some dry days! Hard to believe I know!

Thursday: Breezy with sunny spells and a few wintry showers, falling as hail, sleet and snow. Cold. Max 8°C

Friday: Cloudy to start with some showery rain. This soon clearing to a drier day with bright spells, lighter winds and just the odd shower into the evening. Max 8°C

Weekend: Saturday the drier day.

Saturday: Milder, mostly dry and cloudy. Can’t rule out some hill-drizzle. Windy especially later. Max 10°C

Sunday: Rain followed by bright spells and showers, windy. Max 9°C

Outlook: Good news. It’s looking favourable that high pressure builds, so as next week progresses (some uncertainty on timings), we’ll hopefully see dry conditions for several days with pleasant Spring sunshine and temperatures rising a touch. 

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 11th of March 2020 at 2:10pm