Remaining Unsettled then Improvements – Thursday 15th August 2019 – Sunday 18th August 2019

Hi all,

August, a month never to be trusted. We’ve had an unsettled week of weather with some conditions more like early Autumn. There is more wind and rain to come, but there could be light at the end of the tunnel just in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Thursday: Showers on a northwesterly wind to start the day but these will eventually fade by the afternoon. So, a drier and better end to the day with sunny spells. Max 19°C


Another Autumnal-like low arrives on Friday

Friday: An unsettled day, as a band of rain, some heavy, comes in from the west. It will also turn breezy. The rain will turn showery later in the day but some of these will be heavy and perhaps prolonged. Max 18°C

Weekend: Breezy with showers

Saturday: Low pressure anchored to the northwest of the UK, so it will be windy with some showers. Some uncertainty on how many showers at this stage, but hopefully not too many and some sunny spells in between. Max 19°C

Sunday: A dry start for most with bright or sunny spells.  It will become increasingly windy as the day progresses, gusts to 35mph and bands of showers will arrive leading to a wet afternoon and evening.  Max 18°C

Outlook: A slightly unsettled start but from midweek the weather looks set to improve as the Jet Stream buckles and this gives high pressure a chance to build. As we head towards Bank Holiday it’s currently looking good with settled conditions, sunny spells and temperatures recovering to the early 20s. As always, this time-frame is in the unreliable window so look out for updates on Twitter.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 14th of August 2019 at 11am.

Unusually windy – Thursday 8th August 2019 – Sunday 11th August 2019

Hi all,

Since the heatwave our weather has turned unsettled with plenty of showers and rain for the gardens. We’ve kept some of the humidity but temperatures have been pegged back slightly. August can be a funny month, usually delivering quite a bit of rain through downpours and thunderstorms and the outlook is not much different.

Thursday: A lovely day, the calm before the storm you could say. Dry with warm, sunny spells and not a windy as lately. Max 22°C

Deep Low Friday

More like Autumn on Friday


Friday: An deep area of low pressure, unusual for August, will sweep in from the south-west. Heavy rain early on followed by sunny spells then frequent showers which could be thundery. Becoming windy. Despite the wind and rain it will be muggy. Warning in place for rain. Max 23°C

Weekend: Unsettled and very windy at first.

Saturday: Very windy with 35-40mph gusts with a warning in place. Frequent showers with some of them falling as hail with thunder and lightning. Cooler. Max 19°C

Sunday: Rain at first then becoming drier with sunny spells developing and becoming less windy. Max 18°C

Outlook: It’s hard to find any sign of settled, sunny and warmer conditions. More like Autumn for now with temperatures struggling to reach 20°C.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday 7th August 2019 at 6:10pm

Short-lived Improvements – Thursday 1st August 2019 – Sunday 4th August 2019

Hi all,

What a week of weather. A heatwave, the highest temperatures recorded for years and then unprecedented rain on Sunday. Last week saw hot air pump up from France and if 30°C wasn’t enough on the Tuesday we hit the dizzy heights of 33°C on the Thursday. Combined with the humidity, for me, it felt awful.

The heatwave broke down into the weekend and a weather front stalled over the region with places recording a staggering 70-100mm of rain. That’s over a month’s worth in 24 hours.


Thursday: The recent unsettled weather was down to a low pressure which is now decaying out in the North Sea. Expect sunny spells and a few thundery showers, more so over the Pennines. Warmer. Max 21°C

Friday: A similar day with sunny spells and a few showers but fewer than yesterday. Max 21°C

Weekend: Saturday’s the better day.

Saturday: A decent day by the looks of it. Sunny spells, fair-weather cloud bubbling up, warm and it should stay dry. Max 22°C

Sunday: A bright start then mostly cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain arriving in the afternoon. Breezy. Humid. Max 22°C

Outlook: After a nice Monday the rest of the week looks unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain as the Jet Stream slips South. No sign yet, of a decent August.




Most of the first half of August looks below average with low pressure bringing showers or longer spells of rain

July 2019 Stats

Max 33.4°C (25th)
Min 7.8°C (3rd)
Av. 16.7°C
Av. Dew Pt 12.6°C
Wettest 77.2mm (28th)
Highest UV 8.3
Av. Humidity 78%
Av. Barometer 1016.1 hPa
Max Gust 31mph (24th)
Av. Wind Direction W
Rain 155.2mm
Rain Registered Days 18
Dry Days 13

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Forecast Issued: 9pm on Wednesday the 31st of July 2019
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Heatwave to move on – Thursday 25th July 2019 – Sunday 28th July 2019

Hi all,

I hinted at some heat last week and it certainly arrived with 28.4°C recorded on Tuesday. To follow, we had a decent thunderstorm with some much-needed torrential downpours. Record-breaking temperatures across the UK await.

45000 lightning strikes

There were over 45,000 lightning strikes across the UK on Tuesday night

Thursday: The hottest day for many years looks on the cards. I only have local records since August 2012, so my maximum temperature to beat is 30.4°C. Plenty of sunshine and high UV levels. A steady southeasterly breeze dragging in intense heat from France. Somewhere in the UK could see 38-39°C. That’s insane. Cooler further west. Risk of storms later. Max 31-33°C


Blazing Heat: Predicted maximum temperatures on Thursday

Friday: Change arrives. A cold front will slowly push east, mostly just a band of cloud but it will introduce cooler and fresher air during the day. Some sunny spells. Temperatures some 8-10°C lower. Max 23°C

Weekend: Disappointing

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with some rain especially in eastern parts. Cooler. Max 19°C

Sunday: Again cloudy and with low pressure in the east this will mean we continue to feed some rain in at times. There is some uncertainty for the forecast at this stage so look out for updates on Twitter. Max 19°C

Outlook: Drier and brighter weather returns into next week with warm sunny spells and temperatures above normal and into the early 20s.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 24th of July 2019 at 1:05pm


Change Ahead then Possibly Hot – Thursday 18th July 2019 – Sunday 21st July 2019

Hi all,

Maybe not us personally, but our gardens and reservoirs certainly need rain and there is some on the way. At this stage in July we would normally have had 44mm of rain. So far we sit at 4.4mm. That’s only 10% of our normal rainfall. July 2019 has also been a warm month with the average maximum sitting at 19.3°C. We’ve just had more cloudy days than sunny ones.

Thursday: Early showery rain clearing to a day of sunny spells and a few showers. Feeling fresher. Max 20°C

Friday: A dry start with bright spells. Cloud thickening from the south-west as a lively low pressure moves in. Showery rain arriving into the afternoon/evening. Max 19°C

Weekend: Warmer but unsettled.

Saturday: Rain clearing to sunshine and showers. Some of these beefy with a small chance of thunder and lightning. Turning a little muggy later on and feeling warmer. Max 21°C

Sunday: Bright spells with showers getting going as the day progresses. Some heavy and perhaps thundery. Max 22°C

Outlook: Low pressure out west and high pressure over Europe means we should stay settled with bright spells and just the odd shower. Wind direction is key. If we pick up a southerly or southeasterly then the potential is there for us to become hot with temperatures 25-28°C. If we maintain more of a southwesterly then not as hot, 21-24°C. All-in-all, a warm outlook.

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Forecast Issued at 11:20pm on Wednesday the 17th of July 2019

Settled Weekend – Thursday 11th July 2019 – Sunday 14th July 2019

Hi all,

July hasn’t turning out too badly so far. It’s quite warm and it’s not rained much. Just a bit more sunshine would be nice. The month currently has well below average rainfall (3mm so far compared to the 26mm average at Day 10) and looking ahead there is not much in the way of significant rain to come.

Thursday: A cloudy morning with periods of showery rain. This will ease into the afternoon with a few brighter skies coming through but the risk of a localised hefty downpour. Feeling warm and humid. Max 21°C

Friday: A fresher day on Friday as winds turn to a more westerly or north-westerly. This will bring a few showers during the morning but they should clear away into the afternoon as brighter skies appear across the region. Still feeling warm in any sunshine. Max 20°C

Weekend: Drier and settled.

Saturday: A dry day on the cards with plenty of sunny spells, especially so in the morning. Clouds bubbling up during the day but it is expected to remain dry and sunny spells should return towards evening. Pleasantly warm. Max 20°C

Sunday: Sunny spells with more in the way of sunshine expected than Saturday. Cloud will still bubble up during the day, and there is a low chance of a shower by late afternoon. Otherwise another dry and feeling warm day. Max 21°C

Outlook: A weak Jet Stream means next week’s weather is still uncertain. It looks like it will start dry and settled with sunshine. As the week goes on showers are expected to develop and there is an increasing chance of some warm and humid air returning from the south.

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Forecast Issued at 11:55am on Wednesday the 10th of July 2019

Settled and Mostly Dry – Thursday 4th July 2019 – Sunday 7th July 2019


No heatwave or record-breaking temperatures for us last week, but it was nice to feel some Summery weather. Not sure about you but the heat and humidity on Saturday was enough for me (high of 29.3°C) and I was glad it didn’t last. Here’s how we are looking this week.

UV levels high throughout so remember your sun-cream.

Thursday: Sunny spells. It will remain dry and very warm in the sunshine. Max 21°C

Friday: A mostly bright morning with some sunny spells but cloud will thicken from the north-west as the afternoon goes on. A weather front is moving down across the country but it will be weakening all of the while, so don’t expect much rain with some areas staying dry. Max 20°C

Weekend: Settled and slightly cooler.

Saturday: Sunny spells and fresher with a north-westerly breeze. Pleasant in the sunshine and remaining dry. Max 17°C

Sunday: A cloudy morning but a dry day with warm, bright spells developing. Just the low chance of an evening shower. Max 18°C

Outlook: A bit of uncertainty for the rest of next week. It seems that temperatures will stay close to 20°C and with some bright spells. Perhaps a little warmer by the end of the week with thundery showers developing. So again, not much in the way of rainfall.

June 2019 Stats

Max 29.3°C (29th)
Min 6.2°C (10th)
Av. 13.4°C
Av. Dew Pt 9.6°C
Wettest 11.4mm (7th)
Highest UV 8.1
Av. Humidity 79%
Av. Barometer 1014.7 hPa
Max Gust 31mph (3rd)
Av. Wind Direction WSW
Rain 73mm
Rain Registered Days 22
Dry Days 8

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Forecast Issued at 4:05pm on Wednesday the 3rd of July 2019

No Heatwave but Summery – Thursday 27th June 2019 – Sunday 30th June 2019

Hi all,

So it looks like we are finally going to get some sunny and very warm-to-hot weather after what has been a disappointing June. There has been a lot of talk in the media about a heatwave and record-breaking temperatures but there isn’t a heatwave on the way for us. That said, we will certainly appreciate the blue skies and summery conditions.

Depending on slight changes in the wind direction and any early morning cloud the maximum temperatures could vary by a degree or two, but you get the idea, decent weather ahead.

Remember the sun is very strong at this time of the year, so don’t forget your sun-cream.

Thursday – Perhaps cloudy to start, then very warm sunny spells developing widely. Max 23°C

UV Index - Friday

High UV levels – sun-cream at the ready

Friday – Any low-cloud will burn away then becoming sunny, very warm and slowly humid. Breezy later. Max 24°C

Weekend: Hot then cooler

Saturday – BBQ time. Sunny spells and feeling hot but it will be windy at times, especially later. Low chance of a home-grown shower developing. Max 26°C

Sunday's maximums

Sunday’s Maximums – Cooler air spreading East

Sunday – Much cooler as the wind turns more westerly. Sunny spells, and the chance of a shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out. Max 20°C

Outlook: Temperatures returning to normal but it will stay quite settled with warm sunny spells and perhaps the occasional shower. Turning a little warmer later in the week. Max 18-22°C

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Forecast Issued at 1:45pm on Wednesday the 26th of June 2019
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Decent few days ahead – Thursday 20th June 2019 – Sunday 23rd June 2019

Hi all,

If you’ve been following my tweets you will see I promised high pressure to build towards this weekend and this is still the case. It will be a weak area and only hold its position until later on Sunday, but it’s a window of better weather. June so far has been much cooler than average.

Average maximum temperature in recent Junes. Shows how poor 2019 has been so far.

2013 17.4°C
2014 18.1°C
2015 17.2°C
2016 17.9°C
2017 18.2°C
2018 20.2°C
2019 (up to the 17th) 14.9°C

Average for a normal June is 17.8°C

Thursday: Bright spells and a few showers which could be heavy especially in the North. Max 16°C

Friday: Sunny spells and dry. Feeling warm in the strong sunshine and with high UV at this time of the year you will burn. A little windy at times. Max 17°C

Weekend: Dry and warmer

Saturday: A lovely day with sunny spells and variable cloud bubbling up. Very small chance of a shower. Warmer than recently. Max 20°C

Sunday: Sunny spells then cloud thickening into the afternoon on a freshening breeze. Any rain should only arrive overnight or even into Monday. Max 20°C

Outlook: High pressure drifting away but low pressure out to our West will allow a very warm southerly airflow to develop. Therefore, warm (21-23°C) and a little humid with some hefty showers/thunderstorms and sunny spells.

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Forecast Issued at 1:10pm on Wednesday the 19th of June 2019

Becoming Warmer – Thursday 13th June 2019 – Sunday 16th June 2019


The weather jumped forward to late-Autumn this week with spells of rain, cold northeasterly winds and temperatures some 5°C below the June average. Is there any warmth in sight is the question I keep getting asked and my response over the last week has been; ‘wait until the 20th’. Is that the date we finally see some Summer-like weather?

Thursday: Low pressure in charge, so bright spells with some showers breaking out, which could well be thundery and heaviest in the South and East. Max 14°C

Friday: Any early rain clears to bright or sunny spells with scattered showers. Feeling less cold with a southwesterly airflow in place. Max 16°C

Weekend: Showery, warm in any sun

Saturday: Sunny spells but still showers at times and there is a chance some showers could merge to bring a longer spell of rain for a time. Max 16°C

Sunday: Pressure starts to build slightly so more in the way of sunny spells and although we will still have some showers around, there should be fewer than recently. Feeling warmer. Max 17°C

Outlook: Warmer with sunny spells and drier. As the week progresses, low pressure will edge in from the west bringing the threat of some sharp showers and thunderstorms developing during the day. Remaining on the warm side which is welcome news.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 12th of June 2019 at 10:30am.