Thursday 3rd August 2017 – Sunday 6th August 2017

Hi all,

First off, still no sign of anything summery and worth a BBQ in the next 5 days. After that, there is a chance high pressure builds in from the southwest.

Today is the 8th day in a row with rain, the 17th day in the last 21; not the summer we hoped for after it had started well.

Short-term; little change.


Low pressure continues to bring unsettled conditions with showers

Thursday: A windy day with frequent blustery showers which could be thundery. The widespread showers should become a bit more scattered later in the day. Feeling quite warm and humid despite the rainfall. Max 19°C

Friday: Low pressure still in charge. Breezy with bright spells and showers, and some heavy. With more of a westerly airflow it will be cooler. Max 17°C

Weekend: Not too bad overall

Saturday: A cool breeze but it should not be as windy as previous days. Sunny spells and just a scattering of showers. Max 16°C

Sunday: Bright spells and any showers should fade by the afternoon as cloud increases with a risk of some light rain from the west overnight or into Monday. A little milder. Max 18°C

Outlook: Rain early next week then hopefully high pressure squeezes in from the southwest and settles things down, so becoming drier, sunnier and a little warmer. BUT, latest forecasts suggest, it will be short-lived.

July 2017 Stats

Max 24.9°C (disappointing)
Min 9.9°C
Wettest 17.4mm
Windiest 36mph
Rain 75.2mm (average)
Rainy Days 23 (ouch!)
Dry Days 8

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Forecast Issued at 12:45pm on Wednesday the 2nd of August 2017

Thursday 24th November 2016 – Sunday 27th November 2016

Hi all,

Well that certainly was an active week of weather. Snow for many places above 250M on Friday morning, followed by 45-50mph gusts and 2-3 inches of rain on Monday, with almost an inch falling in an hour, with serious flash floods following.

Here in Chadderton, some records were broken.

  • 45mm of rain in 1 day beating Boxing Day 2015
  • 21.6mm of rain in any 1-hour period

Again, I would like to thank all those that tweeted me with photos, videos and information about local roads affected. These kind of instant ‘news flashes’ keeps everyone in the know quicker than anything else.

After all that, we have a much quieter week ahead as November eases toward an end.


High pressure set to bring drier and settled conditions for the next 5 days

A chilly start with a local patchy frost. A lovely day ahead with sunny spells and dry. A risk of an overnight frost. Max 8°C

Friday: Similar conditions with maybe more in the way of cloud as bright spells develop during the day. Max 8°C


A lot of cloud expected this weekend – any breaks likely in western areas

With an easterly feed now in place, we will drag in more cloud from the North sea. So although it should remain dry, it will feel colder with less sunshine on offer. The cloud however will mean a frost-free night. Max 7°C

Sunday: Little change from yesterday. Cloudy, feeling cold and in places, especially on the hills, the cloud might be thick enough for some drizzle. Max 8°C

Outlook: High pressure to start next week but it is replaced by some rain from the west. Remaining on the chilly side as we go through the week. Early signs point towards a colder start to December.

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Forecast issued at 16:00 on Wednesday 23rd November 2016


Thursday 10th November 2016 – Sunday 13th November 2016

Hi all,

So we’re about 10 days into November and some areas have already experienced a ‘winter’ feel with some snow falling on higher ground on Tuesday night and into Wednesday. This is much earlier in the year/season than we are normally accustomed to. As things stand, the ingredients are all there for this coming winter to be a colder-than-average one and possibly, in my opinion, the coldest since 2010/11. Time will tell.

Thursday: An improvement on recent days with bright spells and milder. Some showers expected which could be heavy. Drier into the evening. Max 8°C

Friday: A little cooler again so a fresh feel but better with bright spells and mostly dry conditions. Rain will be trying to push in from the west overnight. Max 7°C

Not a great start to the weekend.

Saturday: Rain heavy at times makes slow progress across the region and slightly milder, showery weather follows. Breezy. Max 10°C

Sunday: Any showers should ease away and an improvement during the day. Bright spells and hopefully most places dry into the afternoon. Max 9°C

A slice of milder air into next week but cooler air should return

Looking ahead and next week looks milder but possibly only for several days then the cooler air returns. Whilst mild, expect some showers or longer spells of rain.

Keep up to date with your local weather forecasts by following @ChadWeather on Twitter.


Forecast Issued: Wednesday 9th November 2016 at 12:20

Thursday 27th October 2016 – Sunday 30th October 2016


October is still on course to be an exceptionally dry month as it comes to an end with little rain to speak of.

With winter on the horizon, the talk (if you can call it that) has already started of “120 days of snow.” etc., etc. There are signs that this winter has a much better chance of being colder-than-average and hence increase the chance of snow, but as always, things can change.

If you would like more detail and not an over-the-top complex view of what our winter set-up could be like, then read my friend’s article,

Currently, we have low pressure to our northwest and high pressure to our south, with us sandwiched in between. We now have a westerly flow so we are milder than recently.

Thursday: Quite cloudy with limited bright spells. Some passing drizzle or light rain possible at times especially on high ground. Breezy but mild. Max 14°C

Friday: Little change. Plenty of cloud and mild. Less of a breeze hopefully. Some localised drizzle but most places staying dry. Max 14°C

Saturday: A dry day with mostly cloudy conditions. Any early mist will lift. Light winds with high pressure close by. Max 13°C

Sunday: Rain could be pushing into western parts of the U.K. but we look to remain dry once again with mostly cloudy skies. Some brightness possible in eastern parts. Max 13°C

Slowly a change to a north or northwesterly airflow next week

Next Week: Not guaranteed but it’s looking more and more likely that winds will turn to come from a colder northerly or northwesterly direction as the week progresses. This will bring sunny spells, the odd shower and daytime temperatures in single-figures as well as possible frosty nights.

Our weather is always changing so keep up to date by following @ChadWeather on Twitter.


Forecast issued at 12:15pm on Wednesday 26th of October 2016

Thursday 20th October 2016 – Sunday 23rd October

Hi all,

I had a feeling the second half of October would be “rain-fuelled”. After a few days of rain you would think the same, but another blocking high pressure is set to dominate our weather which could give some overnight mist or fog as well as localised pockets of frost.

Thursday: A chilly start but a mainly dry day ahead with some sunny spells. Risk of a very isolated shower in the afternoon. Light winds. Max 13°C

Friday: Possibly a misty start, then bright spells developing, but some thicker cloud from the east at times just might produce a light shower. The general theme is for mainly dry conditions. Max 12°C

High pressure close by is set to dominate our weather again

Saturday: A cool easterly breeze starts to pick up during Saturday so feeling cooler. Another dry day though with bright spells after low-cloud to start. Max 11°C

Sunday: Little change from Saturday. Plenty of dry weather. Bright or sunny spells but a cold easterly wind. Max 11°C

Next Week: Low pressure to our southwest and high pressure to our northeast or east means we continue to be dry <October is turning out to be very dry indeed> and under the influence of a cool easterly airflow.

As always, follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest forecasts.


Forecast issued at 10:45am on Wednesday 19th October 2016

Thursday 13th October 2016 -Sunday 16th October 2016

Hi all,

We’ve been under the influence of a huge area of high pressure based over Scandinavia for a good while now but finally things are about to change. If only we had had this set-up in winter.

Thursday: A cool easterly wind across the region which will blow in showers, some will be heavy. Limited bright spells in between. Feeling cold. Max 11°C

Friday: The change begins as low pressure starts to edge in from the south and west. Another cool day with some showers and we still keep that nagging easterly breeze although not as strong as yesterday. Max 12°C

We can’t complain about our weather so far in October. It’s slowly become cooler but we’ve hardly had any rain; only 1mm in fact.


After a dry October so far; rain is set to return

Saturday: Low pressure anchored to our south-west feeding up a less cold southerly wind but also some spells of rain. This should turn more showery later with some sunny spells. Max 14°C

Sunday: Bright spells and showers. Still winds remain from the south so temperatures not too bad regardless of the conditions. Max 15°C

Next Week: Low pressure in charge so spells of rain but some brighter, drier interludes too. Temperatures close to average. I would expect the remainder of October to be rain-fuelled after the exceptionally dry start, but as always, long-range is anyone’s guess.

As always, follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest forecasts.


Forecast issued at 1pm on Wednesday 12th October 2016

Thursday 6th October 2016 – Sunday 9th October 2016

Hi all,

It’s been a decent start to autumn with most of us enjoying settled conditions and plenty of dry weather. This pattern is set to continue as high pressure to our northeast, acts as a block, stopping rain-bearing weather fronts coming in from the west.


High pressure to our NE introducing blocking leading to cool easterlies.

Thursday: Cool south-easterly winds across the region but it should remain dry with some bright spells. Max 13’C.

Friday: Not much change, plenty of cloud morning and night. Some bright spells will try to break through during the day. Still a cool breeze. Just a risk of some drizzle, early and late. Cool. Max 13’C.

Starting to feel like déjà vu. The weekend sees a lot of dry weather as the high pressure to the northeast stays put. Overall both days cool or even chilly in the breeze. Some welcome bright spells at times but these will come and go. See the sun and it will make it feel pleasant as long as you’re sheltered from the breeze. Max 13’C.

Next week: Little change until later in the week, when the Atlantic, disturbed by the recent events of Hurricane Matthew, might start to kick back into gear again. However, with this high pressure very stubborn to move, our dry settled cool weather could continue. For sure though, the first half of October looks set to be very dry.

September 2016 Stats

Max 23.7’C (13th)
Min 7.6’C (30th)
Wettest 21mm (13th)
Windiest 32mph (29th)
Rain 66.6mm
Rainy Days 17
Dry Days 13

As always, follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest forecasts.


Forecast issued at 2:15pm on Wednesday 5th October 2016

Thursday 29th September 2016 – Sunday 2nd October 2016

Hi all,

We are now into Autumn and it will certainly feel cooler at times over the next few days. Got any weekend plans? Sunday’s looking the ‘outdoor day’.

Thursday: Sunny spells and some scattered showers. Catch one and it could be heavy. Much fresher than Wednesday and windy. Max 16°C

Friday: Bright spells and showers. Showers heavier and more frequent than yesterday. Still breezy but it shouldn’t be as windy. Feeling cool. Max 14°C


A cold night on Saturday could see a rural ground frost

Saturday: We are still likely to see some rain as low pressure swings across England and Wales. Lighter winds and the rain should clear by evening and it will be a cold night with clear spells developing. Rurally a ground frost. Max 13°C

Sunday: The best day of the weekend. It promises to be dry with plenty of sunny spells after a cold and possible misty or foggy start. Max 14°C


The back-end of next week could see warmer temperatures again

Looking ahead: A southerly airflow should lift the temperatures early next week with some rain arriving on Tuesday. After that it’s back to cooler conditions before possibly warming up again by the end of the week where we could approach 20°C.

As always, our weather is ever-changing. Keep up-to-date with what’s in store by following my tweets via @ChadWeather on Twitter.


Forecast issued at 1:50pm on Wednesday 28th September 2016

Thursday 22nd September 2016 – Sunday 25th September 2016

Hi all,

After last week’s storms and high temperatures, it’s been a quieter week so far. This pattern will continue until the weekend. It’s a short and sweet blog this week as I head off to Spain today for 4 days of golf and hot sunshine (so @MeteoGib promises me) :).

Thursday: It will start cloudy, on Autumn Equinox Day, with some patchy rain and mild. This rain will clear to leave a day of sunny spells and quite pleasant. Max 16°C

Friday: High pressure sitting to our south. Bright or sunny spells. Becoming breezy later with a risk of a shower or two. Max 18°C

The Atlantic starts to influence over the weekend.


Rain expected later on Saturday – likely late-evening

Saturday: A dry start with any brightness fading as cloud thickens from the west. It will become windy and rain, some heavy, is expected later in the day. Hopefully, it will hold off until after dark or even overnight. Feeling a little muggy. Max 19°C

Sunday: Once Saturday’s rain clears we will be left with sunshine and showers, some of these could be heavy or thundery. Still breezy and fresher. Max 16°C

Next Week: Details uncertain as the Jet Stream kicks in. Some cool nights where we have light winds and clear skies. By day, some spells of rain with drier intervals. Temperatures around average, maybe above on a few occasions.

As always, our weather is ever-changing. Keep up-to-date with what’s in store by following my tweets via @ChadWeather on Twitter.


Forecast issued at 12:25pm on Wednesday 21st September 2016

Thursday 15th September 2016 – Sunday 18th September 2016

Hi all,

Well, after waiting all summer for a decent storm, one finally arrived nearly two weeks into September and wasn’t it a belter. Torrential rain, continuous lightning and roaring thunder. My kind of heaven but with localised flooding someone’s kind of hell. At Chaddy HQ the storm dropped 16.8mm in an hour. The wettest area around Bramhall saw 30-35mm of rain fall. That’s about half a month’s worth. During the torrential downpour we also managed an impressive rain-rate of 145.8mm/hr. As the storms moved through the region the whole cell produced over 10,500 lightning strikes. So, any more storms to come?


Over 10,500 lightning strikes were recorded

Thursday: I am expecting a cloudy and misty start in some places. This will be slow to burn off especially towards the hills. Eventually it will be a day of sunny spells and again very warm for September and feeling so with lighter winds than Wednesday. Max 24°C.


A widespread storm risk later on Thursday and overnight

Thursday (overnight): From late-evening on Thursday we have a warning in place for more storms. These storms will develop to our south, move north then away to the east. The timing or certainty is very tricky. So be aware of possible thunderstorms in the early hours and don’t be surprised to hear a rumble or two.


Fresher and cooler air arrives from the Atlantic on Friday

Friday: All change. Any morning storms, cloud and rain clearing. A much brighter afternoon with sunny spells and breezy. What will be noticeable will be how much fresher and cooler it will feel as northwesterly winds arrive. Just a chance of a shower later on. Max 17°C.

Saturday: Looking reasonable. Mainly dry with sunny spells. Temperatures around normal. Max 17°C.

Sunday: Bright spells for the morning. Cloud thickening with rain likely to arrive into the afternoon. Max 17°C.


After the recent warmth; some chilly nights expected next week

Next Week: Bright spells and some showers by day. A little cool compared to recently and overnight temperatures likely to slip into single-figures.

As always, our weather is ever-changing. Keep up-to-date with what’s in store by following my tweets via @ChadWeather on Twitter.


Forecast issued at 8:10pm on Wednesday 14th September 2016
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