Garry’s latest FOREcast

Dull start to Captain’s Day

It’s been a decent week of weather, with dry weather prevailing so far in July. In general, the ongoing forecast is pretty good too, with a good deal of dry weather around.

However, there will be some patchy rain and drizzle on Saturday morning, and low cloud across the Peak District hills as a weak cold front drifts southwards over northern England. This should break up and clear into the afternoon, with skies brightening. Rainfall amounts will be small, just nuisance value for a few hours. Winds from the west or northwest 10-15mph or less. Temperatures rising from 13C in the morning, to 18C in sunnier spells later.

Sunday should be a mainly dry day with sunny spells, although the odd shower can’t be ruled out. Light winds, and temperatures rising from 10C at first to 17C by afternoon.

Next week sees a slack weather pattern influence the British Isles, meaning neither glorious nor awful weather. A lot of the time it will be dry, but occasional weak weather systems may bring some rain, and there’s a chance of catching the odd heavier afternoon shower during midweek. Winds will be light and variable, and temperatures pleasant, typically around 17 to 20C in Buxton, with some days warmer in any sustained sunshine. Warmer and more humid conditions may arrive by next weekend, then things look a bit more unsettled for a time heading through mid-July, with lower pressure trying to move in for a time. 

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