Thursday 31st January 2019 – Sunday 3rd February 2019

Hi all,

Winter has finally delivered some widespread snow to the region, even though most have only seen a few cms, it was enough to cause disruption. With cold temperatures hanging around, it will melt slowly over the coming days. A lot of talk has been about the snow coming to the UK on Thursday, into Friday, and warnings are in place.

Thanks again to everyone for your snow photos and traffic reports over the last week. It helps many others with valuable info.

Thursday:  A severe frost to start with ice and snow-cover. There will also be some freezing fog patches which will be slow to clear. Eventually some brightness breaking through as the breeze picks up. Cold. Max 3°C

Friday: Some early sleet or snow showers are possible from the east arriving on a bitter northeasterly breeze, leading to a sub-zero windchill. A mostly cloudy day to follow with the showers easing away. An area of heavy snow will already be affecting areas south of our region and I expect this not to reach us. Max 4°C

Weekend: Mainly dry and chilly.

Saturday: Sunny spells after a frosty start. Dry, cold and breezy. Max 4°C

Sunday: Again it should be dry with bright spells and the cold weather continues. Max 5°C

Outlook: Becoming less cold, but still chilly (6-8°C), with some showers at times, which could be wintry especially when a northwesterly airflow kicks in.

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Forecast issued at 8:35pm on Wednesday the 30th of January 2019

Thursday 17th January 2019 – Sunday 20th January 2019

Hi all,

I wrote in my newspaper article last week, about it turning colder. This helps towards us eventually having some snow this winter, and I suggested the 19th would be the date. Well colder weather is arriving throughout today but snow-lovers could well have to live with their frustration for a bit longer.

Thursday: A frosty start with some icy patches (warning issued on Twitter). Wintry showers during the morning, mostly to the west, could merge to give some sleet or wet-snow for a time as well as hail. Away from the showers, plenty of sunshine and a cold northwesterly wind. Max 4°C

Friday: A bright start with a slight frost. Cloud will thicken from the west bringing some patchy rain which might fall as sleet or wet-snow on the hills . The precipitation will be light. Feeling raw with a steady southeasterly breeze. Max 3°C

Weekend: Generally dry and cold.

Saturday: Cold and mostly overcast. Some very light rain, sleet or wet-snow (hills) early on. Max 4°C

Sunday: Hopefully less dull with a chance of some brightness. Little change in the feel of the weather. Max 4°C

Outlook: There is a lot to play for in terms of will it stay cold, then progressively turn colder, or slowly turn less cold from the west. It’s still an undecided outcome, but at this stage the next 7-10 days, leading up to month-end, it will remain cold with a lot of cloud-cover. Monday night into Tuesday could see some sleet or snow for a time but it looks to be patchy. The nights will have some frosts and daytime temperatures hovering between 4-6°C. So, nothing unusual for the second half of January, and no sign of the mega cold and snowstorms that the media portray.

Thanks for reading and follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for some truthful forecasts 😉.


Forecast Issued at 12pm on Wednesday the 16th of January 2019


Thursday 10th January 2019 – Sunday 13th January 2019

Hi all,

It’s been a lovely winter’s day today. An icy frosty start then blue skies before some cloud arrived from the northeast. It’s bad news if you want the sun to stick around, as the last 2 days’ weather isn’t set to last.

Thursday: Cloudy, chilly and mostly dry away from the hills where the cloud could be low enough to produce some drizzle or mist. Max 6°C

Friday: Bright spells during the day as the cloud will tend to break up a little. Dry but some rain overnight. Max 8°C

Weekend: Some rain at first.

Saturday: Cloudy and a little windy at first and any rain clearing to bright spells and showers as a cold front heads through. Fresh and breezy. Max 9°C

Sunday: Mostly cloudy again. Some isolated showers possible early and late but very scattered. Max 9°C

Outlook: Some spells of unsettled weather with rain followed by showers. Milder before these bands of rain but colder and windier after them. No sign of significant cold although some of the showers later next week could be wintry on the hills.

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Forecast Issued at 17:30 on Wednesday the 9th of January 2019.

Thursday 3rd January 2019 – Sunday 6th January 2019


Happy New Year folks. A new year but the weather carries off where it left 2018 with little happening. That said, an SSW event is underway, which might mean colder weather in a few weeks’ time.


Thursday and Friday: We can sum up these days together. Variable amounts of cloud. Where the cloud breaks we will have sunny spells by day, but frost and some fog by night. Max 3°C

Weekend: Becoming cloudier and less cold

Saturday: Some patchy frost to start then any bright spells fading as the day becomes mostly overcast. Max 5°C

Sunday: Continuing settled, cloudy and mostly dry with light winds. Less cold. Perhaps some hill-drizzle later. Max 7°C

Outlook: Monday/Tuesday could (not all models agree) see low pressure arrive from the west bringing some rain and breezy conditions. Midweek: high pressure builds once more settling things down.

Will colder weather arrive from the East? The next 7 days will open up the time-frame needed that will give us more of an idea. Stay tuned!

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December 2018 Stats

Max 12.1°C (2nd)
Min -0.1°C (14th)
Av. 6.6°C
Av. Dew Pt 5.0°C
Wettest 19.2mm (8th)
Av. Humidity 90%
Max Gust 41.4mph (8th)
Av. Wind Direction SW
Av. Pressure 1015.4 hPa
Rain 120.8mm (average)
Rain Days 20
Frost Days 1

Thanks to all my followers and for taking the time to read my weekly blogs.

Have a great 2019!


Thursday 27th December 2018 – [Monday] New Year’s Eve 2018

Hi all,

Merry Christmas. I hope you all had a good one with your family and friends. The weather might be dull but let’s hope your festive break and New Year’s Eve isn’t.

First off. No snow on the cards. On the horizon, maybe, but that’s for a future blog.

Thursday: Cloudy with limited brightness. Dry with light winds. Max 9°C

Friday:  Déjà vu. Cloudy and dry. Max 9°C

Weekend: Chance of some early rain.

Saturday: Breezy with well-scattered showers easing later. Some brightness. Max 9°C

Sunday: Cloudy, some brightness in eastern parts, otherwise little happening and dry. Max 10°C

New Year’s Eve [Monday]: Generally overcast. This is becoming boring now. Max 9°C

New Year’s Eve Night: Dry, light winds and quite mild. Min 6°C

Other night-times: If any cloud-breaks occur overnight, we will see the odd pocket of frost and fog/mist.

Outlook: Very little change. Looking for snow and some feels-like-winter cold? Then maybe there’s something on the horizon. Look out for my blog this time next week.


Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 26th of December 2018 at 2:45pm

Thursday 20th December 2018 – Sunday 23rd December 2018

Hi all,

My last weekly blog before Christmas Day! Will it or won’t it be a White Christmas? If you have been following my tweets for the past few days you will know the answer; more on this later. One weather statistic that I have banged on about over the last few months is about how dry it has been. December (92.4mm so far) is certainly going about topping up our reservoirs but a drier end to the year looks likely.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with some bright spells and showers from the west, some heavy later. Max 9°C

Friday: Cloudy with some heavy rain for the morning. The afternoon will see some bright spells and showers, some merging later. Windy, 35mph gusts. Max 10°C

Weekend: Changeable.

Saturday: Not a bad day to be fair, once the morning showers have eased away leaving bright spells. Max 9°C

Sunday: Chance of a dry start, but soon rain will push up from the southwest leading to a wet day. There is some uncertainty as to how far north the rain gets so this day’s forecast could change. Max 9°C

Outlook: Unsettled with rain to start next week but slowly high pressure looks set to build from the southwest. This will settle down the weather, variable cloud, some brightness and mostly dry. A chilly northwesterly breeze at times.

Christmas Day: Mainly cloudy and dry, slight frost overnight. No chance of any snow. 8°C

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the best for 2019 and thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Feel free to spread the word.


Thursday 13th December 2018 – Sunday 16th December 2018

Hi all,

We’re now in the time-frame to have a look at what the weather will be like on Christmas Day. A few days ago I said the chances of a White Christmas was sitting at 20%, and that was being generous. More about this later.

Over the next few days we have a battle going on, between cold and mild air, which could result in some snow. Note: The forecast for the weekend is still uncertain so subject to change.

Thursday: A nice albeit cold day. Sunny spells with a strong wind leading to a windchill. Max 5°C

Friday: Bright after a frosty start. Notably colder but remaining dry. Not as windy as yesterday. Max 4°C

Weekend: Risk of hill-snow. Improvements on Sunday.

Rain and snow

An awful Saturday evening as rain and hill-snow spreads NE

Saturday: Windy. A dry morning but slowly during the afternoon and evening, rain will spread NE perhaps with snow for time, even to some lower-levels. Most of the snow will be on the hills, not lasting too long, before turning back to rain during the evening as milder air arrives. Max 5°C

Sunday: Yesterday’s rain clears to a drier day with some bright spells and just a few showers. Milder but still a little chilly. Max 7°C

Outlook: The Jet Stream will return so spells of wind and rain with some drier interludes. Milder west to southwesterly winds.

Christmas Day: At this early stage (chuckles!) – Bright spells, dry with light winds. No snow. 8°C

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 12th of December 2018

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