Thursday 25th January 2018 – Sunday 28th January 2018

Hi all,

It’s back to the normal British winter. No snow or proper cold in the next 7 days.

Thursday: A few bright spells during the morning but some showers, perhaps heavy and thundery, will arrive into the afternoon and last into the evening. Max 8°C

Friday: A reasonable day. Light winds, some sunny spells and mostly places escaping with a dry day. A touch cooler. Max 7°C

Weekend: Milder with some rain.

Saturday: A dry start but cloud thickening with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle, especially on higher ground, arriving from the southwest. Turning milder. Max 10°C


Perhaps a 13°C in some spots on Sunday

Sunday: Cloudy and dull with some patchy light rain and drizzle. Some areas sheltered from the southwesterly wind will remain dry. Much milder with a fresh breeze. Max 12°C

Outlook: A trend towards slightly less mild conditions as we enter February. It looks like we will settle down a touch too, with high pressure close by. No sign of anything particularly cold or snowy but a chance of a few slight frosts.

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Forecast Issued at 13:15 on Wednesday the 24th of January 2018


Thursday 11th January 2018 – Sunday 14th January 2018

Hi all,

The average maximum temperature for January is about 6°C. Currently we are below, standing at 3.9°C, but with little snow to show for it. I am pinning my hopes on some snow showers next week and a colder end to January but this is just a [hopeful] ‘thought’ and not a certainty.

Thursday: A foggy start, which could cause travel disruption on roads and at the airports, and some patchy frost too. It will be a cold day with some bright spells developing. Fog could linger in places and where it does it will not get much above freezing. Max 4°C

Friday: Little change with a murky start. A dry day to follow with some bright spells
where the low-cloud lifts but general mostly cloudy. Breezy later. Max 5°C

Weekend: Could be better

Saturday: Cloud thickening from the west with some patchy rain arriving slowly. A dull day all round. Max 6°C

Sunday: Any rain easing away and we will see some bright spells developing, but again more cloudy than bright, so a disappointing weekend overall. A more active weather front looks set to sweep rain across the region later on Sunday evening and overnight leading to a more active pattern. Max 5°C

Outlook: After the rain on Sunday we could well see a set-up of cold north-westerly winds with frequent wintry showers, so some snow possible next week, especially so on higher ground and a cold wind for all.

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December 2017 Stats

Max 11.1°C (7th)
Min -5.2°C (12th)
Av. 4.2°C (below average)
Wettest 13.6mm
Windiest 38mph
Rain 85.4mm (below average)
Rainy Days 28 (grim!)
Dry Days 3
Air Frosts 11
Snow Falling Days 9
Snow Lying Days 4


Forecast Issued at 1:30pm on Wednesday the 10th of January 2018

Thursday 16th November 2017 – Sunday 19th November 2017

Hi all,

The chilly feel has continued in November and although we’ve had a few days here and there with milder, damp weather, there’s not been a continous deluge of rain. Currently we’ve only had 29mm (102mm is the monthly average). Is the colder weather a sign of things to come? With La Nina underway there is an increased chance of a colder start to winter. See Liam Dutton’s video for more, La Nina.

Not only is Liam’s video informative, it is also keeping it real.

The latest Daily Express headline is more of their clickbait tactics, with over-the-top headlines and untrue statements.


Moving on……

November Stats so far:

Nov 2017

Thursday: A band of patchy rain will move southeastwards during the morning and early afternoon to be replaced by sunny skies and drier conditions but with it, colder air. Max 10°C

Friday: High pressure out west so a settled day with sunny spells and a cold northwesterly breeze. Just the odd shower possible. Max 9°C

Saturday: A breezy day with perhaps a spell of cloud and light rain for a time in the morning. Bright spells developing later with a few showers and still cold. Max 8°C

Sunday: A bright, cold start, perhaps frosty, then cloud increasing with some milder air coming in from the west bringing with it rain as we get into the late-afternoon and evening. Max 8°C

Outlook: Dull and damp on Monday but hopefully drier and brighter thereafter, as high pressure builds. This increases the risk of fog and frost. No snow on the horizon but it will remain cold with temperatures struggling to double-figures.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 12:30pm

Thursday 2nd November 2017 – Sunday 5th November 2017

Hi all,

Winter is still on the horizon but after a frost this week and a chilly outlook, it will be here sooner, rather than later. A lot of media stories this week; “Coldest Winter in 11 years” etc. etc. Just ignore them. It’s complete guesswork. No-one knows what this winter will bring. Got to love their annual BS.

Thursday: A mostly cloudy start with a risk of some patchy rain moving through but it will soon clear to leave a decent day with plenty of sunny spells and dry. Good news for those off to the Big Bang at Oldham Edge in the evening. Max 12°C

Friday: Cloudy with some light rain or drizzle dotted about especially so into the evening. Some bright spells can’t be ruled out in the odd sheltered location during the morning. Rain overnight. Max 11°C

Colder than average this weekend

Colder than average this weekend

Saturday: Any early morning rain clearing then colder with bright spells and showers which could fall as hail. Feeling cold in a gusty northwesterly wind. Max 9°C

Sunday: Bright spells after a chilly start. Risk of some showers on the keen breeze but these should ease as the day progresses. Remaining cold with temperatures just below average and a frost likely overnight. Max 9°C

Outlook for the rest of next week: High pressure builds from the west, so plenty of dry, settled weather. Not bad during daylight hours with light winds and sunny spells. Some patchy frost and fog overnight. Just one exception is Tuesday where we could have a narrowing band of rain and wind sweep through quickly.

October 2017

Max 19.4°C (16th)
Min 0.9°C (30th)
Av. 11.6°C
Wettest 21.4mm
Windiest 44mph
Rain 105.6mm
Rainy Days 20
Dry Days 11

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Forecast Issued at 8pm on Wednesday the 1st of November 2017

Thursday 23rd March 2017 – Sunday 26th March 2017

Hi all,

Since I last blogged, it feels like it’s never stopped raining. It’s been an awful spell of weather (50mm of rain in the last 6 days) but finally we have some drier and sunnier weather on the way as we enter a settled spell with some warm-feeling Spring sunshine.

Thursday: Rain that moved through on Wednesday will return and be around in the morning but turn patchy during the day with bright or sunny spells developing. A cool northeasterly wind. Max 11°C

Friday: Low pressure moves away and high pressure topples in and starts to develop across the UK. Sunny spells and dry throughout with the breeze easing. Starting to feel pleasant. A slight frost overnight. Max 11°C

A dry weekend ahead. Yes, dry !

Well Hello High Pressure

Saturday: High pressure firmly in charge. Sunny spells after a cold start with a touch of frost in places. Dry and pleasant in the sunshine with another slight frost overnight. Max 14°C but feeling much warmer in the direct sunshine. [In fact temperatures in the direct sunshine will be around 30°C so it will be nice for sitting out]

Weekend Temps

Weekend temperatures looking good – perhaps a little cooler on Sunday

Sunday: The high might slip away slightly. Western areas likely to remain sunnier but cloud could encroach from the east spoiling the sunshine, lets hope it doesn’t. Remaining dry and a slight frost early and later where skies are clear. Max 12°C but cooler where the cloud appears.

Looking ahead: High pressure set to hang around into next week, so more dry conditions and chilly nights. Pleasant by day where the sun shines but still a chance of cloud now and again from the east. Where the sun is out temperatures could get close to the mid-teens.

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday at 11:30am March 22nd 2017
Images: wxcharts.eu

Thursday 26th February – Sunday 1st March

Hi all,

After a cold start to the week Thursday will dawn very mild with early rain. This will clear quickly to give sunny spells and the odd shower and it will become colder once again. Windy. The max of 9°C in the morning. 


Friday should be a day of bright spells and scattered showers. Remaining breezy making it feel chilly. Some showers wintry on the hills. Max 7°C.


As we head into the weekend it’s looking unsettled.


A dry start on Saturday then rain with gusty winds whip through followed by a drier slot with some showers laterMilder again later. Breezy. Max 9°C.


Early rain and winds on Sunday with plenty of showers on a stiff westerly airflow to follow, some of hail and thunder. Colder once again with showers turning wintry later on. Max 8°C.


Looking ahead into the meteorological Spring, temperatures remain around average with showery rain at times and windy. Later on signs of high pressure settling things down. 


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Snowy and wintry scenes – 26th-29th December 2014

Rain on the evening of Boxing Day 2014 gradually turned to snow as a low pressure moves south-eastwards and colder air dug in from the north. Most places saw snow but it was all about your height above sea level whether it managed to stick or not. Here in Chadderton we had a slight covering on the cars and grass but you had to go up to the east of Oldham, to the likes of Moorside to see some decent snow. In these hillier areas up to 4 inches of snow fell over a 6-hour period. After the snow came the frost then some freezing fog. Here are a selection of the photos that I had tweeted to me. Thanks to everyone for their stunning photos. I hope you don’t mind me using them. Any issues using them please let me know.





































































Thursday 13th November – Sunday 16th November

Issued 10am on Wednesday 12th November


Thursday will start with a drier morning after the recent rain. It will be windy with a keen southeasterly flow taking the edge off the temperatures. Bright spells but cloudier later with rain into late-afternoon. Highs 12°C.

Friday sees any early rain sweep across the region with some heavy bursts possible but soon clearing to a day of bright spells and the odd shower. Less wind with highs of 12°C. Possibly foggy overnight.

The weekend starts with a better day on Saturday once any fog clears. Further rain should stay away to our south-west and northeast leaving us sandwiched in between with bright spells but with low pressure nearby we can’t rule out a late shower. Highs of 11°C.

Sunday pretty much the same. Bright spells with an isolated shower or two. There will be some rain to our southwest so one to keep an eye on in case it tracks further north-eastwards. Highs of 11°C.

Looking ahead low pressure stays close by; so unsettled at times with some showery rain. Hints of maybe something cooler and more settled towards the end of the month, but for now no signs of anything cold and frosty.

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Thursday 25th September – Sunday 28th September

Issued Weds 24th Sept @ 11:30am

Hi all,

Even after some rain this week, September is certainly going to go down as one of the driest I’ve ever recorded.

Thursday will be a breezy day and feeling quite cool with mainly cloudy conditions and some scattered showers. Highs of 17’C.

Not much change into Friday. Generally cloudy with a few bright spells. Again we can’t rule out some showery rain, especially early on, followed hopefully by a nicer evening. Highs of 17’C

Into the weekend I am expecting some improvement and a drier picture.

After a chilly start, Saturday will be a bright day with some sunny spells and winds should be lighter too making it feel a little warmer. It should remain dry. Highs of 18’C.

A dry day is expected on Sunday as well but as well as some bright or sunny spells, a lot of cloud is expected. Highs of 18’C.

Looking ahead there are some signs that later next week some warmer air will creep up from France and introduce a warmer spell. It’s still a week away, so only a chance for now but fingers crossed.

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Thursday 29th May – Sunday 1st June


After a wet spell it looks like improving as we head towards the weekend.

Thursday will see a damp morning with some periods of rain which will slowly ease away southwards. The afternoon sees the rain become patchy and turn showery so slightly drier in places. Highs of 15’C.

The weather now improves as high pressure builds in.

Friday promises to be a dry day with variable amounts of cloud. Low risk of an early shower but soon bright spells for most of the day and feeling a bit more pleasant with highs of 17’C.

Similar as we enter Saturday. Hopefully more in the way of sunshine too with warm sunny spells and light winds. Very nice for being outdoors. Highs of 19’C.

Sunday will again be a reasonable day with warm bright spells. Maybe a little more cloud than Saturday, so later on we can’t rule out an isolated shower. Highs of 18’C.

Looking ahead it looks unsettled into next week, so no sign of summer just yet.

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