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 13th April 2017 – Bank Holiday Monday 17th April 2017

Hi all,

I hope you all enjoyed our first warm spell of the year last weekend and got some sunbathing or a BBQ in before the weather changed quickly on the Sunday afternoon. In fact, the temperature dropped from 18°C to 11°C in just a couple of hours.

Big temperature drop last Sunday as winds turned NW-ly.

So, will the warm sunny weather return in time for Easter?

Headline: Changeable with Monday, followed by Saturday, looking the best days of the Easter Holidays.

Thursday: A day of some bright spells but generally cloudy. We might catch the odd shower during the morning. Cool breeze. Max 11°C

Good Friday: Don’t expect much in the way of sunshine. Mostly cloudy with a spell of light rain likely which will turn drizzly later. Cool. Max 10°C

Saturday: Cloudy with some showers during the morning but hopefully an improvement into the afternoon as the showers ease and it turns brighter. Max 10°C

Rain moving in on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday: Any early brightness fades as cloud thickens and rain arrives from the west. A little uncertainty on how wet it gets as the rain might slip a little further south. Feeling cold with a freshening breeze. Max 10°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Hopefully, a little ridge of high pressure moves across the country, so after a chilly start with a possible ground frost, a dry day with sunny spells and a little milder. A chance of some rain from the west late-afternoon or into the evening. Max 12°C

A chilly northerly wind later next week

Looking Ahead: Some spells of showery rain but not amounting to much. Later in the week it remains cool as winds could turn northerly.

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

Thanks,
Jon

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Forecast Issued: 11am on Wednesday April the 12th 2017

Thursday 6th April 2017 – Sunday 9th April 2017

Hi,

This has to be one of the quietest forecasts for a while. We have high pressure anchored across the U.K. so not a lot happening, however a warm weekend ahead! BBQ time on Sunday if we just hang on to the sunshine?

Thursday & Friday: A lot of dry weather with variable amounts of cloud. Where the cloud gets thin enough, we will see some bright spells and equally, where slightly thicker, then some localised drizzle, especially on higher ground. Feeling cool. Max 11°C

Saturday: High pressure still in charge and hopefully more in the way of sunshine (especially later on) and therefore warmer as winds turn southerly bringing drier air. Max 15°C

Sunday: Looking a decent day but the only downside is the sunshine that develops might become hazy and it could be cloudier if you’re planning to go to the west coast. Warm sunshine developing inland and somewhere could see the first 20°C of the Spring.  Later on Sunday and into Monday the high will be slipping away towards Europe so clouds increasing from the west and becoming cooler. So a good warm spell of weather this weekend but it doesn’t last. Max 20°C

Outlook for Easter: A tricky one as low pressure (rainy) will return but then high pressure (settled) tries to force its way back in. At the moment it looks like Easter will start with some rain at times and cooler but dry up in time for Easter Sunday. As always look out for updates on Twitter at @ChadWeather.

March 2017 Stats

Max 16.1°C (30th)
Min 0.1°C (2nd)
Wettest 19.2mm (17th)
Windiest 34mph (18th)
Rain 104.2mm (above av.)
Rainy Days 25
Dry Days 6
Snow Falling Days 1
Snow Lying Days 1

Thanks,
Jon

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.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest weather updates for in and around Manchester.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday at 11:30am March 22nd 2017
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Thursday 16th March 2017 – Sunday 19th March 2017

Hi all,

Halfway through March and no sign of a late-winter chill or snowfall just yet. However, after a reasonably bright and mild few days, it will be cooler and wetter towards and over the weekend.

Thursday: High pressure slips away into Europe allowing a weak weather front to come in from the west. A cloudy day with some rain, especially on higher ground and later in the afternoon. Breezy. Max 11°C

Friday: The Atlantic influences our weather over the coming days. Another cloudy one on Friday with rain at times spreading in from the west on a freshening wind making it feel much cooler. Max 8°C

Little change into the weekend.

A windy Saturday & Sunday with 35-40mph gusts

Saturday: Early rain clears then sunny spells and showers. It will be cool and quite windy at times with 35mph gusts. A little milder but not that noticeable. Max 10°C

A wet weekend at times – not very Spring-like

Sunday: Cloudy with some more rain at times and again a brisk, westerly wind possibly gusting to 40mph. Max 12°C

Looking ahead: A little cooler with rain easing away to give some drier and more settled days but with some chilly nights.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 15th of March 2017 at 11am
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Thursday 9th March 2017 – Sunday 12th March 2017

Hi,

We’ve actually had a couple of reasonable days this week with the recent heavy rain coming overnight last night and tomorrow sees the sunshine continue. 

Thursday: Dry with sunny spells throughout the day. Windy at first but this easing. Feeling pleasant into the afternoon. Max 11°C

Friday: A cloudy day with some hill-fog and rain at times. Most of the rain will be patchy with some drier spells in between. Likely to be drizzly most of the day on the hills. Max 11°C

Saturday: Showery rain likely during the morning but some brighter, drier spells for later in the day. Breezy. Max 10°C

Cooler as the weekend goes on after a mild few days


Sunday: Rain will come in from the west then turn showery and introduce cooler air with some sunny spells. Max 9°C

Looking ahead: Little change at first with similar temperatures and some showery rain. Later in the week perhaps a few days of drying conditions. 

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 8th of March 2017 at 8:30pm