Thursday 12th July 2018 – Sunday 15th July 2018

Hi all,

In general, the heatwave has continued across the UK over the last week, albeit with some less hot temperatures at times. We have also seen some more in the way of cloud but none of the much-needed rain. The last significant rain, 5.2mm, was on Saturday the 16th of June. We did have a few days after that with some early-morning drizzle and in fact the last day of measurable rainfall was on the 21st of June. Today marks the 20th day (assuming we don’t sneak an evening shower) without rain, beating the previous 19-day record set back in March 2013. But, could we finally see some rain later this week?

Thursday: Very warm with sunny spells. Becoming a bit more humid than recently and as the air turns a little more unstable, cloud will bubble up and there is a good chance of a beefy shower or two. Max 24°C

Friday: Humid with an increased risk of hefty showers or thunderstorms developing, catch one and it will be a very welcome torrential downpour. Sunny spells and feeling hot again. Max 25°C

Weekend: Hot and humid.

Saturday: Hot with sunny spells. Still the chance of an isolated downpour or thunderstorm but the risk will be significantly lower than yesterday. Breezy later. Max 26°C

Sunday: A band of cloud will push down from the northwest in the early hours. There could be some rain on it but it will be patchy in nature. This will soon fizzle out to bring sunny spells and hot and humid conditions. Max 27°C

Outlook: Ex-Hurricane Chris mixed in with the Jet Stream could mean we see a return to westerly winds and some showery rain, but this is very uncertain. There is a good chance it will bring this change to Scotland and Northern Ireland but we continue to be warm to very warm with conditions remaining mostly dry. Not good news as everywhere is parched. So in summary, next week seems to be bright or sunny spells with a few showers here and there and staying warm with temperatures in the 20s. Something to note is; there is a small chance that Chris darts south and in turn we import some very hot air from Spain, a Spanish Plume perhaps, so watch out for updates.

Don’t forget sun-cream!

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Forecast Issued: Wednesday, July the 11th at 2:15pm.



Thursday 5th July 2018 – Sunday 8th July 2018

Hi all,

I hope you’re making the most of the ‘unusual’ Summer weather that we are having. Normally we manage a decent week in May, then September, but we are experiencing a heatwave that’s set to continue. That said, we are now needing rain more than ever. Something I never thought I would say and I can’t see any on the horizon.

In May we only had 56% of the average rainfall. In June only 19%. The lack of rain combined with the heat and low humidity contributed towards the Saddleworth Moor and Winter Hill wildfires.

Thursday: Perhaps cloudy to start in some areas but this will thin to bring another very warm day with sunny spells. Max 24°C

Friday: Sunny spells and very warm. Lighter winds as a new area of high pressure builds across the UK. Max 23°C

Weekend: Becoming hotter.

Saturday temps

Weekend temperatures back up close to 30°C

Saturday: Hot with plenty of sunshine. Warm and muggy overnight. Max 28°C

Sunday: More summer sunshine and hot. Light winds throughout the weekend will not offer any relief and somewhere might see 30°C. Max 29°C

Thursday temp 12th

Remaining hot next week: Thursday could see temps close to 35°C in parts of the UK

Outlook: No change looking at Monday (9th) to Thursday (12th), hot with plenty of sunshine and temperatures could exceed 30°C as well as it feeling huimd. No rain expected during this period. Perhaps a little less hot by Friday.

Friday 13th

But do we finally see some cooler air arriving during Friday (13th) – one to watch

UV levels HIGH at 7-8 during the whole of the forecast period so don’t forget sun-cream.

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June 2018 Stats

Max 28.1°C (26th)
Min 7.8°C (24th)
Av. 15.7°C
Wettest 5.2mm (16th)
Windiest 43mph
Rain 14.8mm
Rainy Days 10
Dry Days 20

Av. Max Temp should be 17.8°C we achieved 20.2°C.


Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 4th of July at 10:30am

Thursday 28th of June 2018 – Sunday 1st of July 2018

Hi all,

We are in the middle of a heatwave and bone dry conditions which contributed to the horrific Saddleworth Moor wildfire this week.

Saddleworth fire

Source: Dundee University – the wildfire showed up on satellite images

So sad to see so much countryside go up in smoke and it’s horrible to think about the devastation done to the wildlife.

Any rain would be welcome news to help the brave firefighters with their endless job in all this heat, but there’s nothing due this week.

We have struggled for rain over the last 2 months and with no rain expected in June we can confirm the monthly stats.

In May we only received 56% of the average monthly rainfall. In June only 19%. We need rain.

Throughout the forecast the UV levels are HIGH at 8, so remember sun-cream or you will burn very easily.

Thursday: Hot and sunny. Again, if you’re experiencing smoke from the wildfire then it will be hazy at times. Max 28°C

Friday: No change. Hot with widespread sunshine. With an easterly breeze bringing some relief from the heat. Max 27°C

Weekend: The heatwave continues. More BBQs and beer gardens to be had.

Saturday: Perhaps a little less hot with a keen easterly breeze. Plenty of sunshine. Max 25°C

Sunday: I sound like a broken record. Hot and sunny. Max 27°C

Outlook: The start of the working week will remain hot and sunny. It will start to become more humid which will make it feel muggy and uncomfortable to sleep at night. There were signs a few days ago that rain would arrive in the early hours of Monday morning but this now seems to stay away to our southwest. At the moment low pressure does look to move up from the south midweek and with it the chance of rain via hefty showers or thunderstorms. Temperatures will drop to the early 20s but with it the humid air will remain. Later in the week, towards next weekend, sees westerly winds return so turning fresher.

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Forecast issued: Wednesday the 27th of June at 4:15pm.
Image: Dundee University


Thursday 21st June 2018 – Sunday 24th June 2018

Hi all,

We have some very warm, even hot weather on the way, which could well go down as a heatwave (the av. max. temperature for late-June is 19.5°C). Good news if you like it hot. Bad news for gardeners and growers though, as there is very little, if any, rain in the forecast for the next 10-14 days. Expect to see temperatures around 30°C for some places in the UK next week.

Thursday: A chilly start and much fresher with a cool northwesterly airflow. Dry with sunny spells and breezy. Max 17°C

Friday: High pressure builds from the west. Sunny spells with fair-weather cloud bubbling up during the day. Dry. Max 19°C

Weekend: Sunday sees the start of the temperature rise.

Saturday: Sunny to start but cloud will develop duiring the day. Dry with sunny spells and light winds. Max 18°C

Sunday: Much warmer with pleasant sunny spells. Dry. Max 23°C

Heatwave 31

Predicted Maximum Temperatures for midweek next week –  30°C possible

Outlook: High pressure in charge and temperatures rising. We look likely to develop a southeasterly flow which will drag in hot air from the continent. We could be seeing values of 25-28°C quite widely. This is expected to continue throughout the week with no sign of any significant rain. As well as some hot sunshine during this period we will see some variable cloud at times. At this stage it looks like the weather will become cooler from around the 2nd of July.

Remember at this time of year the sun is very strong, UV levels are HIGH at 7 or higher, so apply sun-cream if you’re planning to be out in it for a while, otherwise you will burn regardless of what the temperature is.

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Forecast issued: Wednesday the 20th of June at 10am.

Thursday 14th June 2018 – Sunday 17th June 2018

Hi all,

I’m back, after a wonderful week in Kos with days of hot sunshine, temperatures into the 30s and even a storm one evening to top it all off. I was hoping the weather in the UK would have been awful while I was away but it’s continued to be reasonable. Now I’m back so is the Jet Stream and a change in our weather pattern.

The lack of rain is certainly starting to have an effect on the local reservoirs and gardens. Some welcome rain ahead but long-term for the rest of June I’m thinking not enough. Some media report a 3-month heatwave. They’ve clearly had too much vodka or sun, or perhaps both :).


The Jet Stream is back

Thursday: A change to something we haven’t seen for a while. The Jet Stream will bring in an active area of low pressure, a little unseasonal for the time of year. Any morning rain will clear quickly leaving bright spells and a few scattered showers. It will also be very windy, especially during the morning with a warning in place for gusts to 55mph. Apart from the wind not a bad day at all just feeling cooler. Max 17°C

Friday: A quieter day with mostly cloudy skies, some bright spells and the odd shower here and there. Max 17°C

Weekend: Sunday looks the best.

Saturday: Another weather front will come in from the west with a band of rain then hefty showers, some of which could be thundery later. Breezy for a time. Max 16°C

Sunday: Drier with pleasant sunny spells developing. Most places a little warmer and drier but we can’t rule out a scattered shower. Max 18°C

Outlook: Patchy rain and cloud on Monday, after that high pressure will start to build again from the southwest, nudging the Jet Stream further north again, so becoming settled with warm, sunny intervals.

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Forecast issued: Wednesday the 13th of June at 6pm.


Thursday 12th April 2018 – Sunday 15th April 2018

Hi all,

Finally some warmer weather on the horizon. This time next week I might have dug the shorts out and be planning a BBQ. Of course this is all down to the forecast panning out as planned over the next 6-8 days. We deserve something settled, sunny and warm so fingers crossed.

Thursday: A mostly cloudy day with a cool easterly breeze still affecting the region. This might drag in some drizzle or light rain at times, especially during the morning. Cold. Max 9°C

Friday: Little change. Hopefully less in the way of drizzle and some brightness breaking through here and there as we enter the afternoon. A touch less cold. Max 12°C

Weekend: Mostly dry, slowly warmer.

Saturday: Dry but mostly cloudy,  thickest the further west you are. Just a chance of some isolated patchy drizzle for the morning. Milder. Max 14°C

Sunday: Bright spells and again most areas dry. Southerly winds helping to lift the temperature and we should see some warm sunny spells late in the day. Max 16°C

Temps Wed

Temperatures up to 20°C by Wednesday next week

Outlook: High pressure building and dragging warmer air up from the south/southeast. Cloudier and breezier in western areas otherwise sunny spells and warming up nicely. I’m not promising wall-to-wall sunshine but more so sunny intervals. UV levels in the sunshine up to 4/5, so time to work on your tan and sun-cream routine. We could well sneak a 20°C by midweek and see our warmest weather since August 2017, if we beat 20.2°C. How long will it last? This warm spell looks set to break over the weekend.

Forecast issued at 9:45am on Wednesday the 11th of April 2018.


Thursday 24th August 2017 – Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017

Hi all,

I’m off to Cornwall on Thursday and the weather is looking ‘good enough’, as I’ll be closer to high pressure, than most of the rest of the UK. No sign of blistering heat and unbroken sunshine for me or any of us as we come to the end of August. Now when did that BBQ last come out?

Thursday: Some showers during the morning moving west to east. These will ease from mid-afternoon with some pleasant sunny spells. Max 19°C

Friday: A lot of dry weather with some warm bright spells and light winds. Max 19°C

Weekend: A lot of dry weather with some bright spells. Quite warm.

Saturday: Bright spells with the risk of an isolated shower. A lot of cloud about but pleasant in any sunshine which will creep the temperatures up. Max 20°C

Sunday: Another reasonable day with some breaks in the cloud allowing for some warm sunshine. Max 19°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Initially it was looking bleak and I tweeted earlier this week that it would be wet and windy. Well it shouldn’t be too bad for the first half of the day with similar conditions to recently. The wind will pick up though and rain is likely to spread in from the northwest into the afternoon. Let’s hope it holds off until evening. Max 19°C

Beyond Monday and the signs are that we will be sandwiched between low pressure (NW) and high pressure (SW), so it will be breezy with quite a lot of cloud. Expect some brightness but also occasional showers. No real change in temperatures as official Summer comes to a close.

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Forecast Issued at 10:30pm on Wednesday the 23rd of August 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.

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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….

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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.


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