Cold & Unsettled – Thursday 12th December 2019 – Sunday 15th December 2019

Hi all,

It’s certainly feeling like winter now with plenty of rain about and cold, especially so in the wind. I’m getting asked a lot about when the snow is coming, all fuelled by the usual tabloid nonsense, **rolls eyes**. There is some snow potential in this forecast and we take our first look at Christmas Day.

Thursday: Perhaps a slight frost to start with a little brightness. Cloud thickening from the south-west and rain arrives during the day with a short spell of sleet or wet-snow on the tops of the Pennines. Cold. Max 6°C

Friday: Low pressure in charge leading to a showery day but with some bright spells in between. Breezy. Max 6°C

Weekend: Showery and cold.

Saturday: A little cooler with wintry showers and bright spells. Some of the showers falling as hail and above 350M some will be sleety and perhaps in the heavier bursts fall as snow. Max 5°C

Sunday: Breezy and the morning should start bright, especially in the east. Some showers will arrive from the west as the day progresses, again some wintry especially on the hills but this is not set in stone. There will be a band of rain across southern England that could give some snow on its northern edge. At this stage the northern extend of the band seems to be the Midlands but could potentially be further north. Look out for updates on Twitter. Max 6°C

snow midlands

Chance of snow Saturday night into Sunday – all depends on the low’s location

Outlook: Not as windy to start with bright spells and showers and remaining cold. Later in the week we can expect some wet and windy weather to return as low pressure systems come in from the Atlantic and with it some milder spells.

Just for Fun: Current Christmas Day forecast: After a mild Christmas Eve, Christmas Day looks colder with a few wintry showers, a brisk northwesterly breeze and temperatures just slightly below normal. Max 5°C

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 11th of December at 12:25pm

Rain and Mild Conditions Return; Election Day Snow? – Thursday 5th December 2019 – Sunday 8th December 2019

Hi all,

That’s our first winter cold snap out of the way. Didn’t last long but a few sharp frosts under our belt. There are a few rumours knocking around about snow falling on Election Day……

Thursday: A chilly start. Atlantic winds return bringing thickening cloud from the west. Drizzle will develop as the afternoon progresses so a damp end to the day is likely. Milder and windy with 35mph gusts, especially later. Max 10°C

Friday: After a very mild night with temperatures in double-figures, a front will spread some patchy rain southeast. Showery conditions follow and it will turn cooler during the day. Max 11°C

Weekend: Saturday the better day.

Saturday: Dry and bright, then cloud thickening from the west into the afternoon with perhaps the odd shower. The breeze picking up later ahead of heavy rain overnight. Max 9°C

Sunday: Any early rain clearing to a day of blustery showers, some heavy. Windy. Max 10°C

colder from the N

Winds turning north or northwesterly later next week opening the gates to much colder air

Outlook: Monday looks dry with sunny spells, then unsettled again. Turning colder from midweek with a risk of some wintry showers, possibly giving a covering of snow on the hills.

snow depth

UK snow depths by the end of next week

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Thanks for reading.

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 4th of December 2019 at 3:05pm.

Turning sunnier & colder with frost and fog – Thursday 28th November 2019 – Sunday 1st December 2019

Hi all,

It’s been a dull and dank few days, and although mild, it really does feel like winter is closing in, but will we see snow any time soon?

Thursday: Cloud and rain will move south during the day with some heavy bursts for the afternoon. It will dry up during the evening as colder air arrives from the north. Ground-frost overnight. Max 9°C

Friday: A lovely autumnal day with plenty of sunshine. Much colder. Widespread frost overnight. Lows of -6°C possible in rural spots. Max 6°C

Weekend: Cold, frosty and dry with a risk of fog.

Saturday: Frosty and possible foggy start. Sunny spells and dry. The frost will persist all day in places. Cloud encroaching from the southwest later in the day. Cold. Max 5°C

Sunday: Any risk of rain with hill-snow looks set to stay away to the south so a bright day and dry albeit cold again. Frost likely overnight. Max 6°C

high P

High pressure rules this weekend and early next week – Frost, fog and sunshine

Outlook: High pressure builds and we lock in the cold air, so the first few days of December will be chilly and dry with sunny spells and frosty/foggy nights. Below average temperatures but recovering from midweek as the cold air looks like slipping away.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 27th of November 2019 at 3:30pm.

Rain returning & less cold – Thursday 21st November 2019 – Sunday 24th November 2019

Hi all,

Rain was set to return around midweek but this has been held off by a ridge of high pressure. Although it’s been cold recently, with the coldest night of the autumn so far, it is slowly going to turn slightly milder.

Thursday: The rain will remain away to our southwest, so another dry day with plenty of cloud and a nagging south-easterly breeze making it feel chilly. Max 7°C

Friday: Cloudy with some rain to start, this should clear away northwards around lunchtime leading to a drier and slightly brighter afternoon. A touch milder. Max 9°C

Weekend: Wet Saturday

Saturday: An area of low pressure is going to swing up from the south or southeast and should push a band of rain across the region. There is a little uncertainty on how far northwest this low pressure gets, so this will determine how much rain we see. The day is expected to be cloudy with rain at times, heaviest in the east. It will be slightly milder again. Max 10°C

Sunday: Perhaps some mist or fog to start but it will be frost-free. It will be quite cloudy with some bright spells at times. An Atlantic low is expected to arrive late on Sunday into Monday bringing further rain and milder conditions. Max 10°C

Outlook: Remaining generally unsettled and cloudy with showery rain at times, temperatures around average or slightly above. No sign of any snow on the horizon.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 20th of November 2019 at 9:30am

Staying Cold with Mixed Conditions – Thursday 14th November 2019 – Sunday 17th November 2019

Hi all,

It’s going to remain on the colder-than-average side for a few more days before something milder arrives. It’s been a very wet month and we currently stand at 89.4mm. This forecast is tricky to pin down details, all dependant on where areas of low pressure will sit so, as always, look out for updates on Twitter.

For all days in the forecast, if any clear spells appear overnight and towards the morning then some frost and fog is possible.

Thursday: Bright spells with a cold northeasterly wind. Rain won’t be too far away to our southeast but it is not expected to affect us, with the warning from earlier in the week cancelled. Cold. Max 6°C

Friday: Cloudy and cold with showers, which could be wintry above 300M. A fresh breeze. Max 7°C

Weekend: Showery rain at times but some drier spells.

Saturday: It looks like the low pressure to our east will still influence our weather. A cloudy morning with showery rain. The afternoon should tend to become a little drier. A cold northeasterly. Max 7°C

Sunday: Similar day. Showers at times from the north or northeast which could be wintry. Max 7°C

low pressure from the SW

Next week doesn’t look good despite it becoming milder

Outlook: Turning milder as areas of low pressure swing up from the southwest with periods of rain.

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Thanks as ever for reading and following.


Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 13th of November 2019 at 10am

Cold with chance of hill-snow – Thursday 7th November 2019 – Sunday 10th November 2019

Hi all,

October was very wet compared to average but also colder. November has also turned chilly with the UK on the northern side of the Jet Stream. Cold enough for snow?

Thursday: Cloudy with rain at times pushing up from the south. Some uncertainty on how far north the rain gets so it is expected to be the wettest in the southern half of the region. Cold. Max 8°C

Friday: A much better day. Cloud and rain clears quickly if not already. Sunny spells and a cold northeasterly breeze. A very frosty night to come with lows of -3°C in some rural parts. Max 9°C

Frosty Sat

Widespread frost expected Friday night into Saturday morning

Weekend: Rain returns, possibly preceded by some hill-snow.

Saturday: Frosty and perhaps a foggy start for some. Bright spells for a time then rain comes in from the west and with the cold air in place, there could be some sleet or wet-snow for a time on the hilltops and the Pennines. Cold once again. Max 6°C

snow on hills radar

Rain arrives on Saturday and bumps into cold air bringing a risk of hill-snow

Sunday: Showery rain clearing to brighter skies with a few rogue showers. Drier towards late-afternoon. Cold northwesterly airflow. Max 8°C

Outlook: Remaining cold with temperatures struggling to double-figures. Some bright spells in between periods of rain. Chance of some gusty easterly winds picking up.

October 2019 Stats

Max 14.4°C (4th)
Min -0.1°C (28th)
Av. 8.9°C
Av. Dew Pt 6.8°C
Wettest 28.2mm (25th)
Highest UV 3
Av. Humidity 87%
Av. Barometer 1010.8 hPa
Max Gust 30mph (1st)
Av. Wind Direction SW
Rain 164.6mm
Rain Registered Days 19
Dry Days 12

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday 6th of November 2019 at 10am


Turning unsettled – Thursday 31st October 2019 – Sunday 3rd November 2019

Hi all,

It’s been another wet month, especially so earlier in the month and after last Friday and Saturday’s deluge, which saw over 2 inches of rain fall in 24 hours. It’s turned colder recently but is there any truth of snow on the way?

Thursday: After the recent dry and cold spell, change is on the way but we squeeze out one more dry day. High pressure is starting to drift away. Bright spells, becoming cloudy later in the day with patchy rain coming in from the south-west overnight. Max 11°C

Friday: Cloudy with showery rain during the day. Some heavier bursts at times. Feeling milder but breezy. Max 13°C

Weekend: Low pressure in charge

Weekend Low Pressure

Low pressure returns and remains over the weekend

Saturday: Cloudy with rain at times. There will be some drier slots too. Still quite mild with the breeze picking up. Max 12°C

Sunday: Sunshine and showers, some heavy with hail. Windy and a little fresher. Max 11°C

Outlook: Remaining unsettled with rain or showers at times. The first couple of weeks in November look to be wetter than average. No sign of any snow but it could well turn colder around the 11th as a north or northeasterly airflow sets in; so watch this space. [Update: Small chance of a cold snap on the 5th – eyes peeled on this one]

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 30th of October at 16:20

A blip in settled weather – Thursday 24th October 2019 – Sunday 27th October 2019

Hi all,

Finally some settled weather. In fact that’s 6 days out of the last 7 without measurable rainfall. That said, some rain is set to return and with it a weather warning.

Thursday: A band of showery rain will move through, weakening all of the time. Bright spells following on, odd shower and a cool night under clear spells. Max 12°C

Friday's Rain

If you’ve outdoor plans Friday night then expect it to be very wet

A dry start but cloud soon increasing as an area of low pressure tracks up from the south-west. Rain, heavy at times will arrive into the afternoon and last for the rest of the day with a weather warning in place for a risk of flooding. Parts of the Pennines could see in excess of 75mm. Windy for a time too. Parts of the North Pennines could see a short spell of sleet or wet-snow on the northern edge of the rain-band. Cold. Max 9°C

Friday's wind

Friday’s low pressure brings us rain and strong winds to southern parts of the UK (perhaps a named-storm)

Weekend: Improving all the while.

Saturday: Heavy rain set to clear away during late-morning/early afternoon followed by a cold northwesterly airflow with some bright spells and perhaps a shower. Breezy. Colder. Ground-frost overnight. Max 11°C

Sunday: A frosty start possible in places then a dry day with sunny spells. A cold night follows with a touch of ground-frost. Max 11°C

Outlook: Several days of more settled weather with sunny spells and misty/foggy mornings with a touch of ground-frost. Becoming more unsettled towards the end of the week but this is still uncertain.

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Forecast Issued at 2:30pm on Wednesday the 23rd of October 2019


Showery – Thursday 17th October 2019 – Sunday 20th October 2019

Hi all,

We’ve only had 2 dry days so far in October and although more rain is on the way it is in the form of showers rather than heavy persistent areas of rain.


Low pressure is coming and will hang around for a few days

Thursday: Low pressure comes in from the west bringing some showers for late-afternoon and evening. It should be a pleasant morning with sunny spells. Max 14°C

Friday: A cool day with mostly cloudy skies and a few localised hefty showers. Max 13°C

Weekend: Showery then improving

Saturday: Light winds with bright spells and some showers. Some areas staying dry. Catch a shower and it could be thundery and prolonged. Max 13°C

Sunday: Any morning showers fading as the low slips away to the south-east. Bright spells developing and becoming drier. Max 12°C

Outlook: A brief ridge of high pressure means a few drier days with sunny spells. Any lengthy clear spells will lead to a touch of frost overnight. The high is set to slip away midweek/Thursday so it could turn unsettled again before the chance of a short cold spell.

Cooler 26th

Brief cold snap for the final weekend of October?

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Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 16th of October 2019 at 11:10am.


It never rains but it pours – Thursday 10th October 2019 – Sunday 13th October 2019

Hi all,

The rain continues. We are not even 9 full days in and we are at 56.4mm of rain for October. The monthly average is 119.3mm. On average October is the 2nd wettest month of the year so it’s no surprise we are seeing rain. It’s just too much so soon after a very wet September. More to come? How will it fair for the Manchester Half-Marathon on Sunday?

Thursday: Another low pressure arrives from the Atlantic so after a bright start with a few scattered showers, a band of rain will move from west to east. Drier into the late-afternoon and evening with bright spells, just a few scattered showers. Max 14°C

Friday: A band of rain will become slow-moving. Its exact position is still uncertain. Under the band you can expect persistent rain, warning in place, and it will feeling cool. The latest suggests the area of rain might sit just to our south-east, so some of us escaping with a mostly dry and cloudy day and milder. Max 16°C

Weekend: Wet theme continues

Saturday: Cloudy start with any rain becoming patchy. Bright spells developing but few and far between. Max 14°C 

Sunday: Some uncertainty on the forecast for this day. It seems another ripple of rain will develop along a weather front pushing some heavy bursts north-east. This will be followed by showers. Max 14°C

Outlook: More low pressures = unsettled, wet at times and breezy. No sign of anything settled.

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Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 9th of October 2019 at 13:45.