Thursday 22nd June 2017 – Sunday 25th June 2017

Hi all,

After several days of very warm to hot weather and a risk of thunderstorms later on Wednesday, we’re finally back to more accustomed conditions.

Thursday: The humid air is now being pushed away to the east after yesterday’s showers cleared the air. A lot of cloud with some localised light rain or drizzle for the morning but it will tend to become a little brighter into the afternoon. Much cooler. Max 18°C

Friday: Cloudy with some rain at times, clearing later into the evening to bring some drier conditions and perhaps some brightness. A fresh westerly breeze. Max 17°C

Weekend: Bright spells and showers. Breezy.

Saturday: Bright spells and some showers with a noticeable breeze. I prefer this to the horrible humidity we experienced earlier in the week. Max 17°C

Sunday: Fewer showers, in fact some places dry with some brightness, and hopefully not as breezy as it was on Saturday. Risk of some rain late-evening and overnight. Temperatures around normal. Max 16°C

Outlook: Likely to turn more unsettled with showers and temperatures slipping just below normal.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued at 12:30pm on Wednesday the 21st of June 2017

Thursday 15th June 2017 – Sunday 18th June 2017

Hi all,

After a few changeable days the weather warmed up again on Wednesday and the general theme over the weekend is for more summery temperatures to arrive.

Thursday: Yesterday’s warmth and humidity will be replaced by fresher air from the west. Cloudy with some isolated rain during the morning, moving west to east, followed by brighter skies and perhaps an afternoon or evening shower. Max 18°C

Friday: Generally cloudy, some brightness and mainly dry. A little breezy and temperatures around normal. Max 18°C

Weekend: Very warm sunny spells with variable cloud.

Saturday: A cloudy start is expected but some warm sunny spells will break through at times, especially later in the day. Some northwestern areas and along the west coast could remain cloudy all day. Remaining dry with a slight breeze. Max 22°C but localised sunnier spots could go a couple of degrees higher. 

Sunday: Sunny spells and very warm. It should remain dry again and pleasant. BBQ anyone? High UV levels. Lighter winds. Max 24°C

Outlook: A very warm start but fresher conditions following on from the west but it will remain generally settled with sunny spells and just a few showers. 

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts. 

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 14:10

Thursday 8th June 2017 – Sunday 11th June 2017

Hi all,

Welcome to Summer. LOL. It’s been feeling more like autumn this week as an unusually deep area of low pressure for the time of year brought gale-force gusts in exposed places and over 30mm of rain in 48 hours. Locally, in higher locations, 40mm was recorded as well as gusts to 57mph. Impressive stuff. 

Summer hasn’t started well after unusually windy weather earlier this week

Will the real summer be making an appearance soon? It doesn’t look like it as there’s no sign of any prolonged sunshine and heat in the next 7 days. 

Thursday: Cloudy and wet with rain at times. It’s going to be particularly heavy in the morning and slowly more showery into the afternoon. Some of the late-in-the-day showers could be thundery with hail. Feeling muggy. Max 17°C

Friday: An area of low pressure over the U.K. but it will be quite flabby so no issue with the strength of the wind. Sunny spells and showers the order of the day. Pleasant in any sunshine and the showers easing later. Max 18°C

Weekend: Sunday’s the best day

A wet start to the weekend



Saturday: A band of rain sweeps in quickly from the west followed by showers. Breezy at times. Max 18°C

Sunday: A better day and therefore feeling warmer. Bright spells and perhaps a few light showers. Max 18°C

Looking ahead: Breezy with sunshine and showers but midweek onwards should see the weather settle down as high pressure builds. At the end of the week and into the weekend it could start to warm up nicely with temperatures into the 20s.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather updates. 

Thanks,
Jon

Thursday 1st June 2017 – Sunday 4th June 2017

Hi all,

After a lovely Wednesday with plenty of sunshine what’s in store as we enter our meteorological Summer.

Thursday: A cloudy day with some brightness especially during the morning. We drag up air from the South so turning humid and muggy. Max 22°C

Friday: A muggy day. Cloud will thicken and rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, will arrive from the west. After a humid start it will slowly become fresher. Max 17°C

Saturday: Westerly winds back in charge so cooler and fresher but with some nice sunny spells and a few showers. Max 16°C

Sunday: Not much change. Sunshine and showers. Pleasant in any sunshine this weekend as the sun is strong as this time of the year. Max 16°C

Outlook: Low pressure to our north at times and high pressure to our south, so basically a sunshine and showers mixture. Perhaps breezy at times and temperatures around normal or just below with some cool nights.

As always the British weather is very changeable, so keep up-to-date with your local weather by following @ChadWeather on Twitter.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 31st of May 2017 at 2:20pm

Thursday 25th May 2017 – Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017

Hi all,

After some welcome rain last week, it’s time to turn up the heat as we experience our first taste of Summer temperatures. However, after initially hoping it would last all weekend, it is now looking like Friday will be the warmest day with a cooling trend over the weekend.

High pressure has built in across the UK as this week has gone on and with it comes some very warm and humid air from the southeast.

High pressure brings us a short spell of hot & humid sunny weather

Thursday: Dry with sunny spells developing and with light winds it will feel humid and becoming hot. Max 26°C

Friday: A little breeze will develop but this coming from the southeast will only help import warmer air. Feeling hot and humid with plenty of sunny skies. Max 26°C

Saturday: Low pressure bringing a showery breakdown of the heat with possible thunderstorms

Saturday: Feeling very humid to start the day with some sunny spells but less sunshine later as low pressure tracks in from the southwest. During the day we can expect a breakdown from the hot and humid conditions with heavy, possibly thundery, showers coming in from the west. Fresher air will follow, which will be welcome. Max 23°C

Sunday: Cooler as fresher air takes over from the west. Some sunny spells but with a risk of showers. Temperatures down on recent days, welcome news for the Great Manchester Run. Max 19°C

Bank Holiday Monday: A westerly airflow across the region. Some bright spells but thicker cloud at times too. Max 18°C

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday May the 24th at 12:30pm

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Thursday 18th May 2017 – Sunday 21st May 2017

Hi all,

Well the rain certainly returned this week and all of a sudden everywhere looks green and is growing. It was much-needed rain but it’s already time the sun returned. 

Quite a complex set-up these coming days with timing tricky on when it will rain etc.; as always is the case with showers. 

Thursday: A much-improved day than recently with sunny spells and a scattering of heavy showers. Feeling fresher after some humid days. Max 16°C

Friday: A bright start but with low pressure close by to our west, cloud will bubble up during the day with showers arriving. Max 15°C

A showery weekend
Saturday & Sunday: Bright spells and showers. Catch a shower and it could be heavy with hail and thunder and it will feel cool as temperatures drop. Pleasant in any prolonged sunshine. Max 14°C

Any clear spells overnight will lead to quite chilly conditions and even though the risk isn’t that high, we could see the odd rural groundfrost.

Outlook: Showery then hopefully high pressure will build and kill off the showers and allow for some sunshine. However, it doesn’t look set to last with showery conditions returning. Remaining fresh. 

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest weather forecasts. 

Thanks,
Jon

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday May the 17th at 2:15pm

Thursday 11th May 2017 – Sunday 14th May 2017

Hi all,

After only 20% of the monthly average rainfall in April we’re now 11 days into May and we’ve had zero rainfall, but that’s all about to change.

Headline: We lose the very dry and settled conditions that we’ve had for several weeks as the weather changes to come from the more usual west/southwest direction. 

Thursday: Another (last one) sunny day. The sun will turn hazy later on. Feeling very warm and in the early hours of Friday a chance of some heavy showers. Max 19°C

Friday: Cloudy with some heavy showers. These could turn thundery during the day. Some bright spells in between. Much-needed rainfall so we can’t complain. Remaining quite warm though. Max 16°C

A mixed weekend ahead.

Saturday: Sunshine and a few showers of which could be heavy but well-scattered. Feeling warm with any sunshine. A band of more general rain possible overnight. Max 16°C

Sunday: Hopefully not too bad. Bright or sunny spells with a chance of some showery rain towards the evening. Max 16°C

Outlook: Remaining warm with temperatures well into the teens with sunshine and showers. Nights will be less chilly after we experienced some ground frosts this week. 

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Thursday 4th May 2017 – Sunday 7th May 2017

Hi All,

The lack of rain continues after what was an expectionally dry April where we only received 20% of the month’s average amount. Only 14.4mm of rain fell, and with this forecast in mind, it’s time to start watering those gardens. 

High pressure anchored to the north of the UK will be close enough to maintain dry and pleasant weather for the forthcoming days. However, it will be breezy at times and that wind will be chilly. Warm by day but some cool nights where skies clear.

Thursday: A cool breeze from the northeast or east but a dry day with sunny spells after early low-cloud. Max 14°C

Friday: Sunny spells but still with that breeze. Max 14°C

Saturday: A bit more cloud expected but still dry with bright spells. Less windy. Max 14°C

Sunday: Sunny spells and with lighter winds it should feel very nice indeed but there could be some stubborn cloud in eastern parts. Max 15°C

The UV is at 6 now, and the sun is as strong as it is in August, so slap on that suncream.

Outlook: Slowly next week the high pressure will slip away and more cloudier skies will come in from the north with slightly cooler air for time. Apart from the odd shower the lack of any widespread rain remains. 

April 2017 Stats

Max 18.7°C
Min -0.3°C
Wettest 4.8mm
Windiest 30mph
Rain 14.4mm
Rainy Days 10
Dry Days 20
Snow Falling Days 1
Snow Lying Days 0

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for all the latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Thursday 27th April 2017 – Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017

Hi all,

Brrrrrrr, the blast of cold air from the Arctic arrived earlier this week and although it didn’t last too long it certainly brought a chill to the bone. Grass temperatures dropped to -4°C, we recorded an air frost on Monday night and on Tuesday we saw some towering April showers which brought hail, sleet, graupel, thunder & lightning and even snow. If you’re after some warmth then good news on the horizon.

Monstrous April Shower on Tuesday. Photo: @tomjajajavo

Thursday: A disappointing day with plenty of cloud that has spilled down from the north. This time the airmass is milder than recently so temperatures slightly higher. However, with little sunshine and some patchy rain it will feel chilly. Max 11°C

Friday: Bright spells with just the risk of a shower here and there. Light winds and pleasant in any sunshine. Max 12°C

Saturday: A dry day with nice bright or sunny spells. Feeling milder. Max 13°C

Sunday: Little change; sunny or bright spells and dry. Cloud could thicken later on in the day with a risk of rain late-evening and overnight. Max 14°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Some uncertainty at this stage but it looks like rain will push up from the south or southwest leading to a disappointing day. Subject to change of course, so look out for Twitter (@ChadWeather) updates. Max 13°C

Beyond the one-day holiday: Hopefully turning warmer as high pressure builds and temperatures into the mid- to late-teens.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 26th of April 2017 at 12:30pm

Thursday 20th April 2017 – Sunday 23rd April 2017

Evening all,

Yes evening. I’ve been so busy today the blog has had to take a back seat. Well, finally here it is, so read on to see what’s in store for the coming 4 days. 

Headline: The quiet weather continues and so does the dry April. With not a lot of rain forecast for the rest of the month it’s looking like we will only receive about 25% of the month’s average rainfall. Very dry indeed. 

We’ve had high pressure quite close to the U.K. during this month and it has brought us a lot of dry weather but unfortunately a lot of cloud as well. 

Thursday: A little milder than recently with a westerly breeze. Plenty of cloud which might produce the odd spot of rain here and there. Brightness limited. Max 13°C

Friday: Little change but during the day a cold front moves down from the north introducing a little rain and behind it some cooler air. Max 12°C

Weekend: Fresher but brighter. 

Saturday: Bright spells and mostly dry. A cooler feel once again. Max 10°C

Sunday: Not much change. A lot of dry weather and some bright spells. Max 12°C

Colder air from the north next week as the cool dry April continues

Outlook: A couple of showers and temperatures below average as the air comes down from the north. Possible overnight ground frosts. 

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for your latest forecasts. 

Thanks,
Jon

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Issued: 9pm on Wednesday the 19th of April 2017