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 25th October 2018 – Sunday 28th October 2018

Hi all,

Much colder weather is on the way with an airflow that originates from the Arctic. A lot of talk about snow this week, but as usual, all over-hyped. That said, it will be unusually cold for the time of year and some snow will fall in Scotland and on Northern hills.

Thursday: Cloudy with a cold westerly breeze, most places dry until a bit of evening drizzle or light rain. Max 12°C

Cold Air floods South

Cold air floods South across the UK over the next few days

Friday: Some showery rain in the morning followed by brighter skies and a few sharp showers which may contain hail and thunder, and, fall as sleet or snow on the tops of the Pennines. These will ease away into the evening and move back towards the coast. Feeling much colder in that brisk northwesterly wind. Some localised frost overnight. Max 8°C

Saturday: Bright and windy with sunny spells. Some cloud bubbling up during the day especially in eastern areas, where we may see the odd shower which could be wintry over the tops. All places dry by late afternoon and evening, and a frost is expected overnight. Again feeling bitter with a northerly air flow. Max 7°C

Sunday: Most places will see plenty of sunshine after a cold start. No showers are expected, so dry but still feeling very cold for the time of year. Max 9°C

Outlook: Bright to start and still cold. Turning cloudier midweek with some light rain at times and slowly turning milder as winds turn more westerly.

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Have a great weekend everyone,

Issued: Wednesday the 24th of October 2018 at 7:05pm

Thursday 18th October 2018 – Sunday 21st October 2018

Hi all,

Our weather is settling down with high pressure building and set to control things for at least the next 7 days.

Thursday:  A cold start with a touch of ground-frost in some parts. This is good news though as it means clear skies to start so plenty of sunshine on offer during the day. Temperatures will recover and it will feel pleasant in the sunshine. Max 14°C

Friday: A sunny start then cloud increasing during the day. It will remind dry for all. Max 13°C

Weekend: Dry with some sun.

Saturday:  A mostly dry day with bright spells after early stubborn cloud. Sunny spells developing during the day. Max 15°C

Sunday: Little change. Variable amounts of cloud with sunny spells breaking through. A southwesterly airflow keeping temperatures on the mild side. Max 15°C


High pressure rules

Outlook: A switch to a west or northwesterly airflow will mean temperatures will be pegged back at little at first. High pressure continuing to dominate our weather though, so I expect it to remain dry and temperatures recovering to around average, in the early teens. A few chilly nights, with some localised mist or fog if skies clear for long enough. Daytimes will be filled with bright spells.

Remember you can keep up to date with the weather via Twitter by following @ChadWeather.


Forecast Issued: 17:40 on Wednesday the 17th of October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018 – Sunday 14th October 2018

Hi all,

It’s a warm one today. In fact it will be the warmest October day I have ever recorded, as southerly winds push up air all the way from Africa with plenty of sunshine on offer. It’s like we have turned the clock back to summer. UV levels are now low, so you won’t be getting a tan from today’s sunshine and of course it’s too good to last.

Thursday: Cloudy with any morning light rain clearing to sunny spells. Cloud thickening late-afternoon bringing showery rain and becoming breezy. Cooler. Max 18°C

Friday: Windy with 35mph gusts and showery rain for the morning. The afternoon and into the evening will see heavier and more prolonged rain arrive from the southwest and remaining windy. A much different feel to the weather compared to 48 hours ago. Max 16°C

Weekend: Improving on Sunday

Currently there are some weather warnings for the rain Friday/Saturday but they are not covering our region. Of course updates will be posted on Twitter if this changes.

Rain Friday and Saturday

Click to animate – Heavy rain will continue to fall in one zone on Friday/Saturday – its position could shift further southeast.

Saturday: Cloudy with some rain at times. Some uncertainty on how heavy and prolonged this rainfall will be as the position of the weather front is still not set in stone. It looks like it might sit to our north, therefore the worst of the weather could be across the Lake District and north Lancashire. Certainly one to watch. Feeling muggy despite the breeze and rain. Max 18°C

Sunday: Any leftover rain will clear to leave a much better day with plenty of sunny spells and drier conditions. Lighter winds too. Fresher though. Max 13°C

Outlook: Next week sees what’s left of Hurricane Michael get picked up in the Jet Stream, as a normal low pressure, which could bring us a spell of wet and windy weather, mainly to the northwest of the UK. The media will be all over it but I can not see any issues affecting us. Otherwise, bright spells and showers next week with temperatures around normal, 12-14°C.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 10th of October 2018 at 11:15am


Thursday 4th October 2018 – Sunday 7th October 2018

Hi all,

Autumn is well and truly here after some frosty mornings and a chill in the air. There is still a chance of an Indian Summer but time is running out and everything points towards October being slightly cooler than average.

Thursday – Bright spells and remaining dry. Breezy at times but coming from a warm direction. Max 16°C

Friday – Mostly cloudy but it should remain dry for the morning. Still quite mild but a little cooler as patchy rain arrives into the afternoon and late-evening. Max 14°C

WeekendSunday looks the best day.

Saturday – Rain lingering for most of the day and feeling cold. Some uncertainty on how heavy the rain gets. A fresh breeze from the north. Max 9°C

Sunday – A chilly start, perhaps a touch of ground-frost then a decent day with plenty of sunny spells and lighter winds. Less cold and dry. Max 13°C

Outlook – Changeable. Breezy with spells of rain at times but days of sunny spells in between. Most of the rain to the northwest. Temperatures around average.

September 2018 Stats

Max 23.1°C (2nd)
Min 3.2°C (24th)
Av. 12.5°C
Wettest 26mm (20th)
Windiest 40mph
Rain 85mm
Rain Days 18
Dry Days 12

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Forecast Issued at 10:45am on Wednesday the 3rd of October 2018.