Storm Gareth brought strong winds and squally showers over the last 24 hours with a 46mph gust and half-an-inch of rain being recorded.
March so far is very wet and making up for last summer’s lack of rain. We have already had the amount of rain we would expect in a month and it’s only the 13th, but the outlook is for the barrage of wind and rain to stop.
Thursday: Rain to start the day with some gusty winds once more. This will clear quickly leaving sunshine and scattered heavy, blustery showers. Max 9°C
Friday: Another low pressure will swing across northern parts of the UK and after a bright start an area of sporadic rain will move across the region. Breezy but a little milder. Max 11°C
Weekend: Washout Saturday?
Saturday: Yet another low pressure is expected to develop and move up from the south-west. Some uncertainty on its exact location, but it looks like it will bring rain and wind right across us. There is a chance of some sleet or snow on the northern Pennines for a time. Max 9°C
Sunday: Cooler with brisk north-westerly winds. Bright spells but equally some wintry showers which should fade later as high pressure builds in. Frosty and icy overnight. Max 8°C
Outlook: Drier, calmer and with sunny spells. Temperatures rising into the teens. Some relief at last!
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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 13th of March at 11:30am