Thursday 19th October 2017 – Sunday 22nd October 2017

Hi all,

Autumn continues to live up to its name as we experienced some wild weather earlier this week. Ex-Hurricane Ophelia (Bizarre Storm) arrived as forecast but we escaped the worst. Chadderton recorded a 44mph gust but generally across the region it was 50-55mph with 70mph along the coast. What was unusual was it wasn’t hammering down with rain. Once morning-showers moved away, some lightning was recorded near Bury, then the day turned very strange indeed. I had noticed a weird ‘light’ on the way to work and soon the sky was filled with rolling cloud that looked very smoke-like and a glowing red sun. Ex-Ophelia’s southerly winds had pushed smoke particles from the Portuguese/Spanish wildfires and Saharan Sand northwards (Red Sun Phenomenon).

As you know we have named-storms and we are currently on ‘B’ as we had Aileen in September. The reason Ophelia wasn’t Brian was because she was already named and since she kept her strength, she remained named the same, even though an ex-Hurricane, as she arrived on our shores.

Storm Brian could well be here quicker than you think……

Thursday: A lot of cloud around but with some bright spells during the day after a misty start. With light winds it will feel pleasant and mild. However, the breeze will pick up later in the day with a risk of some showery rain developing especially to the south and east. Max 16°C

Friday: Fronts will arrive from the west, so a spell of rain which will be followed by brighter conditions and some showers. Breezy and fresher. Max 13°C

Weekend: Poor. Wet and very windy.

Brian

Storm Brian this weekend?

 

Saturday: A deep area of low pressure will have been forming out west on the Jet Stream and this system could well be named as Storm Brian. At the moment the strongest winds (70mph gusts) look to be heading to Southern Britain, but the track is still uncertain so watch tweets for updates. Currently, it will be a wet day with rain, heavy at times and windy with 40mph gusts. Feeling cold. Max 13°C

Sunday: The ‘storm’ will move into the North Sea but will introduce cold north-easterly winds and with it frequent showers which could be thundery. Remaining windy with gusts possible to 45mph during showers. Max 12°C

Outlook: Remaining unsettled with some spells of wind and rain broken up by some drier slots. Temperatures around or just above average.

Follow @Chadweather on Twitter to keep up to date with the local weather.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 18th of October 2017 at 1pm
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Thursday 28th September 2017 – Sunday 1st October 2017

Hi all,

After a mostly wet September the last third hasn’t be too bad with mild temperatures and drier conditions. It looks like the Jet Stream returns into October bringing more rain and also some windier conditions which could lead to Storm Brian.

Thursday: Early rain will clear to leave a reasonable day with sunny spells and it should remain dry. Max 17°C

Friday: Cloudy with another band of rain spreading west to east. It will clear into the afternoon with the odd shower to follow. Cooler. Max 16°C

Weekend: Saturday the better day of the two.

Saturday: Sunny spells and perhaps the odd shower. Feeling fresh. Max 15°C

Sunday: Rain, heavy at times arriving from the west and lasting most of the day. Looks like my golf competition could be a washout. Meh. Max 14°C

Outlook: Ex-hurricanes Maria and Lee, will influence our weather. It’s uncertain yet, after a spell of wind and rain (perhaps a named-storm), whether it settles down or remains wet. Time will tell as currently it could go either way.

One thing to note: the media and tabloids will have a field day but the predicted wet and windy weather for early October is nothing unusual as we tend to have our fair share of Autumnal storms.

Follow @ChadWeather for the latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,

Jon

Forecast issued on Wednesday the 27th of September 2017 at 6:15pm.

Thursday 14th September 2017 – Sunday 17th September 2017

Hi all,

Storm Aileen, our first named-storm of the season, certainly had the potential to deliver some strong gusts in excess of 60mph during the early hours of Wednesday, but failed to deliver. The track of the low was crucial and the path taken meant the stronger winds were located further south and southeast. I only recorded 33mph at 2:53am. The lowest pressure recorded was at 2:21am with a value of 984.19mb. Nothing unusual at all for Autumn.

Here’s the A-Z of named-storms from the Met Office.

Thursday: A day of sunshine and occasional showers which will arrive on a fresh, cool north-westerly wind. The showers should ease towards evening. Max 15°C

Friday: Little change with bright spells and showers. The breeze will be from the north so a chilly feel. Clear spells will lead to temperatures dipping into single figures. Max 14°C

Weekend: Improving slowly. Cool nights. 

Saturday: Plenty of cloud around with some bright spells. Some showers still likely, especially so in eastern areas. Max 15°C

Sunday: A cold start with perhaps a rural ground frost. Sunny spells developing and we should have killed off the showers so remaining dry. Max 15°C

Outlook: Not a bad start to next week. Dry with bright spells but showers are expected to return from midweek.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts across Manchester and its surrounding areas.

Thanks,
Jon 

Image: Met Office

Forecast Issued at 13:40 on Wednesday the 13th of September 2017

Thursday 7th September 2017 – Sunday 10th September 2017

Hi all,

Summer has been and gone (meteorologically speaking of course). Did anyone see it arrive? I remember June being quite settled late on and quite warm which ran on a little into July. August was very disappointing and the coolest summer month.

Av. Max. Temps

June 18.2°C
July 19.0°C
August 17.8°C

Av. Temps

June 15.0°C
July 15.4°C
August 14.5°C

Thursday: Bright spells, but with the general theme of cloud thickening during the day and the breeze will pick up. Rain arriving during the afternoon. Max 17°C

Friday: A lively day with plenty of showers, maybe thundery, and windy. Feeling cooler. Max 14°C

Weekend: Cool, showery and feeling autumnal.

Saturday: A breezy day with showers feeding in on a northwesterly wind. Cool. Max 14°C

Sunday: Showers will continue but with it some bright spells. Little change in the feel to the weather. Becoming windy into Monday. Max 15°C

Late Sunday

An unsettled weekend ending with the wind picking up & another low pressure

Outlook: Remaining unsettled with low pressure in charge bringing spells of rain or showers. Just a glimpse of something drier towards the end of next week.

Aug 2017 Stats

Max 22.8°C (shocker)
Min 7.7°C
Wettest 10.4mm
Windiest 32mph
Rain 58.2mm (drier than average)
Rainy Days 20 (grim)
Dry Days 11

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest forecast for your area.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued at 4:20pm on Wednesday the 6th of September 2017

Thursday 17th August 2017 – Sunday 20th August 2017

Hi all,

I still have high hopes for it being a reasonable, or even decent last week of August. Fingers crossed.

Thursday: Any early morning cloud and rain clears quickly, to give a warmer day than recently, with sunshine and some showers. Catch one and it will be heavy but they will be well-scattered. Max 21°C

Friday: We swing back to unsettled conditions. Much cooler with frequent showers and quite windy. Max 16°C

Weekend: Sunshine and showers to start.

Saturday: Fresh northwesterly winds with sunshine and showers. These more likely during the morning with the afternoon and evening likely to be drier. Max 16°C

Sunday: A tricky forecast, as ex-Hurricane Gert, now a low pressure, will be sitting to the northwest of the UK. With it comes wind and rain, nothing major, although the rain will be heavy. Some uncertainty on how far southeast the rain will track, so this forecast could change. At the moment, bright spells to start but becoming windy with rain arriving from the west during the day. A little humid. Max 18°C

Outlook: The arrival of Gert will disturb the Jet Stream and hopefully this will lead to high pressure building into next week bringing settled conditions with more in the way of warm sunshine.

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

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued at 1:30pm on Wednesday the 16th of August 2017

Thursday 10th August 2017 – Sunday 13th August 2017

Hi all,

July ended disappointingly and August isn’t behaving itself either. Fingers crossed on summer returning for the last week of August. I have high hopes……

Thursday: Not a bad day at all. Dry with warm sunny spells, light winds and fair-weather cloud bubbling up. Max 19°C

Friday: The ridge of high pressure that was around for the last 36 hours, drifts away and showery rain will push down from the northwest as the day progresses. Max 17°C

Weekend: Decent enough

Saturday: Yesterday’s rain clearing to a day of sunshine and just the chance of a shower. Again, temperatures nothing to cheer about on paper, but pleasant in any lengthy spells of brightness. Max 17°C

Sunday: Not much change. A few showers possible but most places dry with bright or sunny spells. Max 17°C

Outlook: Unfortunately no good news. The Jet Stream pretty much stays where it is, across the UK, so expect spells of showers or bands of rain with drier, brighter slots in between. With this set-up, little change in temperature. Roll on the last week of August….

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

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued at 12:30pm on the 9th of August 2017

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.

Showery

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

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest forecast for your area.

Thanks,
Jon

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

Thursday 27th July 2017 – Sunday 30th July 2017

Hi all,

I’m back from a lovely holiday in Gran Canaria, which brought temperatures of 28-30°C and glorious sunshine, which was very strong (UV 12). I’m missing it already. So, is there any summery weather returning to our region to lift spirits?

Thursday: A day of sunshine and showers with some windy conditions during any downpours. The showers look particularly heavy at times with a risk of thunder and lightning. Max 18°C

Friday: Low pressure still close by, so another day of bright spells and showers, but there will be fewer compared to Thursday and the showers will ease into the afternoon. However, that said, cloud will thicken and rain is expected late-evening and overnight with some heavy bursts. Max 18°C

Showery

A showery weekend ahead with some breezy conditions

Saturday: We return to sunshine and showers and breezy at times. Any lengthy spells of sunshine in between the showers will make it feel pleasant. Max 17°C

Sunday: We go again. Sunshine and some showers and some of them heavy. Max 18°C

Showery

The unsettled weather continues into next week

Looking ahead: Showery or longer spells of rain on the cards with temperatures remaining at similar values; 17-19°C, so definitely no sign of any settled, hot, summery weather returning.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for updates of your local weather.

Thanks,
Jon

Thursday 13th July 2017 – Sunday 16th July 2017

Hi all,

Apologies the late blog today; too busy packing for Gran Canaria :).

I personally think we’re having a decent summer so far and although this week started off wet (the rain was needed), it’s settled down again and there are some hints that even warmer weather could return next week. 

Thursday: Sunny spells and feeling pleasant. There is a chance of a scattered shower. Max 21°C

Friday: Cloudier with some bright spells but it should be mostly dry after some morning showers. It will be breezy and cooler. Max 17°C

Saturday: Moist southwesterly winds will drag in warmer air again so feeling muggy. Some early rain is expected then it should become drier with some late-afternoon brightness which will lift the temperature. Max 20°C

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, some brightness and the odd isolated shower possible. Max 18°C

High pressure should be there or thereabouts next week

Outlook: High pressure could build in and bring warm settled conditions with sunny spells as we enter next week. If it remains and we drag in air from the continent then expect temperatures well into the 20s.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts. 

Thanks,
Jon 

Thursday 29th June 2017 – Sunday 2nd July 2017

Hi all,

Rain, rain and more rain fell on Wednesday making it one of the wettest June days I’ve recorded. The good news is the weather will improve in time for the weekend. 

Thursday: Cloudy with rain during the morning but it should be light and not as persistent as Wednesday. Slowly drier into the afternoon and a little warmer. Max 17°C

Friday: Generally cloudy again with some rain or showers at times. Breezy. Max 17°C

Weekend: An improvement but windy. 

Saturday: Sunny spells and mostly dry. Breezy especially later on and there will be some passing rain during the night. Max 17°C

Sunday: A fresh westerly wind but after any morning rain clears it should be dry with some bright spells. Max 16°C

Looking ahead: High pressure will try and push up from the south but not guaranteed to anchor itself over the UK. Overall a bit warmer and some drier slots with bright spells. 

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for further updates. 

Forecast Issued at 3:30pm on Wednesday the 28th of June 2017

Thanks,
Jon