Ex-Hurricane Lorenzo – Thursday 3rd October 2019 – Sunday 6th October 2019

Hi all,

September has been one of the wettest months I have ever recorded with some relentless rain at times (109mm in the last 7 days of the month; the monthly average being 93mm!). The talk now turns to ex-Hurricane Lorenzo, named Storm Lorenzo by the Irish Met Office, and how it will affect the UK. As usual a lot of media talk but this will arrive close to our shores as nothing more than a deep area of low pressure which is not unusual for autumn.

Lorenzo 2

Ex-Hurricane Lorenzo will bring strong winds to parts of Ireland and the SW of England but won’t cause us any issues

Thursday: A chilly start followed by bright spells. These will fade as cloud builds from the southwest. Some rain likely later in the evening/overnight. Turning milder. Max 13°C

Friday: More rain to come during the morning, clearing quickly. Bright spells into the afternoon, especially in the west. Some drizzle returning in the east later. Much milder as we get some humid air from the fast-decaying Lorenzo. Max 15°C

Weekend: Mild, some rain.

Saturday: A mostly cloudy day with a few bright spells. Rain will arrive from the west towards evening. Max 15°C

Sunday: Rain or showers easing as a small ridge of high pressure brings drier and brighter weather for the afternoon. Max 14°C

Outlook: Little change at first with showers then becoming a little more settled with light winds later in the week.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest updates.

September 2019 Stats

Max 22.8°C (21st)
Min 4.9°C (8th)
Av. 12.9°C
Av. Dew Pt 10.1°C
Wettest 35mm (29th)
Highest UV 4.7
Av. Humidity 84%
Av. Barometer 1016.8 hPa
Max Gust 37mph (4th)
Av. Wind Direction W
Rain 177mm
Rain Registered Days 20
Dry Days 10

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued at 2:15pm on Wednesday the 2nd of October 2019
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Yet more rain on the way – Thursday 26th September 2019 – Sunday 29th September 2019

Hi all,

Rain, rain and more rain. That’s the theme at the moment and this pattern is set to continue for a little while yet.

Thursday:  Rain to start followed by sunshine and showers. Windy. Max 17°C

Friday: The Jet Stream is still across the UK so unsettled with a spell of rain turning showery later. Cooler. Max 15°C

Weekend: Unsettled and possibly very wet on Sunday.

Saturday: Bright spells and showers, some heavy and breezy. Max 16°C

Sunday: Low pressure arriving from the south-west with heavy rain after a dry start. Turning windy and showery later. Max 16°C

Outlook: Drier with some sunny spells and chilly nights as we start October. This is only expected to last a few days before it turns milder and unsettled again.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest updates.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued at 13:15 on Wednesday the 25th of September 2019.

Enjoy it while you can – Thursday 19th September 2019 – Sunday 22nd September 2019

Hi all,

We’ve quietly slipped into a decent spell of weather. Not quite an Indian Summer (yet!) although temperatures will rise before the weather breaks.

Thursday: A chilly start with some mist or fog patches then plenty of sunshine and feeling warm. Max 17-18°C

Friday: Little change. Sunny spells or even unbroken sunshine after a cold start. Temperatures creeping up so feeling warmer but it will become windy later. Max 20-21°C

Weekend: Very warm and windy then the breakdown.

Weather breaks on Sunday

Enjoy Saturday as it’s a different story on Sunday

Saturday: Another lovely Autumnal day. Blue skies and sunny spells but the only downside is the wind. As the high pressure starts to drift away to the Continent it will become gusty with 30-35 mph likely, especially over the hills. Great temperatures for the time of year. There will be showers arriving late in the evening or overnight. Max 21-23°C

Sunday: I hope you had your BBQ yesterday. Breezy with frequent showers arriving from the west, some thundery. Feeling cooler especially later in the day. Max 18°C

Wet and Windy next week

Next Week: Unsettled and very Autumnal

Outlook: Unsettled, windy (perhaps stormy in parts of the UK) with rain or showers at times. Temperatures back to normal, mid- to late-teens. There could well be the first named-storm of the Autumn.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts for Northwest England.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 18th of September 2019 at 12:30pm.
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Becoming warmer, sunnier and dry – Thursday 12th September 2019 – Sunday 15th September 2019

Hi all,

Our weather has been unsettled for a while now and with the remnants of ex-Hurricane Dorian bringing a wet and windy Wednesday morning, then ex-Tropical Storm Gabrielle on the way for Thursday, there will be little change over the 48 hours. BUT, high pressure is on the way and we have a much improved-weekend to look forward to.

Thursday: A bright start soon fading as cloud and patchy rain comes in from the west. A warm sector will bring some tropical air, so feeling humid and warm out there despite the conditions. Max 19°C

Thursday Dew Points

A brief spell of humid air on Thursday as dew points reach 14-15°C

Friday: High pressure arrives so a different day than recently. Plenty of dry weather with sunny spells. Feeling pleasant and less humid. Max 17°C

Weekend: Splendid.

Sunday's TEMP

Feeling much warmer this weekend – temperatures around 19-21°C

Saturday: A misty and chilly start, which will lift then a day of sunny spells and dry weather. Some fair-weather cloud at times and feeling warm in light winds. Max 18°C

Sunday: Some mist patches then sunny spells and warm. Light winds. Max 20°C

Next 10 days Rain

Total Rainfall to the 21st : Rain confined to the NW of the UK; little rain for us

Outlook: High pressure remains. Lots of dry weather. Very little rain over the coming 7 days. Variable cloud with sunny spells. Some mist and fog in the mornings. Temperatures 17-19°C.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 11th of September 2019 at 10am
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Drier for the Weekend – Thursday 5th September 2019 – Sunday 8th September 2019

Hi all,

Autumn is here and Summer has gone as if it never really arrived. I’m looking forward to the cooler days now and before you know it, the talk will be of frost and then snow. The Jet Stream is pretty much in control over the next day or so with some cooler air filtering down from the northwest at times; but improvements are there for the weekend.

Thursday: Sunny spells and windy with some showers developing late-morning and into the afternoon. A much better day than Wednesday. Max 15°C

Friday: Rain to start the day. This will clear into the afternoon and it will turn brighter with sunshine and showers. Breezy. Max 16°C

Weekend: Fresh with some sunshine and drier.

Saturday: Sunny spells and staying dry for most. Chance of a shower near the hills. Less windy. Cool overnight with temperatures well down into single-figures. Max 16°C

Sunday: Mostly dry with some bright spells. Cloud thicker towards evening with a chance of some drizzle on the hills. Max 16°C

Outlook: High pressure to the south-west might nudge in towards mid-month increasing the sunshine and temperatures.

August 2019 Stats

Max 28.8°C (25th)
Min 7.8°C (12th)
Av. 16.0°C
Av. Dew Pt 12.4°C
Wettest 34.8mm (9th)
Highest UV 7.2
Av. Humidity 80%
Av. Barometer 1012.7 hPa
Max Gust 39mph (10th)
Av. Wind Direction WSW
Rain 176.4mm
Rain Registered Days 21
Dry Days 10

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 4th of September at 18:00

Summer’s Swansong – Thursday 22nd August 2019 – Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019

Hi all,

Welcome news. Summer is returning, after what has been a poor August to say the least. Warmer, drier and sunnier weather on the way. One last Summer BBQ is in order.

Thursday: Weather fronts still close by so a cloudy day with any patchy rain during the morning easing away. Max 20°C

Friday: Dry with a cloudy start. Sunny or bright spells will develop during the day. Starting to feel warmer. Max 22°C

Long Weekend: Summery

Saturday:  Sunny spells, light winds and feeling very warm. There could be quite a few cloudy spells at times, so areas seeing more sunshine than others, will see the highest temperatures.  Max 23-25°C

Warm Sunday

Sunday Afternoon Temps – Summer is back – for a few days at least

Sunday: A perfect summer’s day on the cards. Dry, plenty of sunny spells and hot. Max 24-26°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Perhaps a little cooler but still a great day for a Bank Holiday. Sunny spells and staying dry. Max 23-24°C

Outlook: Remaining very warm with temperatures close to the mid-20s. A showery breakdown is expected midweek, with a few thunderstorms possible. Eventually much cooler with temperatures returning to 19-20°C by the following weekend.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts for North West England.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 21st August 2019 at 3:20pm
Image:
 https://www.meteociel.fr/

 

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

Friday

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.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

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

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

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

 

 

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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Thanks,
Jon

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

HOT TEMPS

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.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

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

Images: http://www.lightningmaps.org; http://www.metoffice.gov.uk