Colder Arctic weather!

Garry’s FOREcast for Cavendish

Wintry weather setting in
Issued: Thursday 17th January, 19:00

Garry Nicholson

Things have turned decidedly colder over the past day or so. You had better get used to the chill, because it is looking much more wintry as we head into late January and beyond!

Friday:  Snow flurries developing

A dry and frosty start, but cloud will thicken and by afternoon, snow flurries will develop, and continue on and off into the evening. A covering is possible, and whilst amounts will be generally small, it will become very icy. The temperature barely lifting above zero during the day, then hovering around zero into the night, so any lying snow will not thaw.

Saturday:  Cold, cloudy, sleety

A mostly cloudy and cold day, with occasional snow flurries, which will become sleety as temperatures nudge up to 2C. Not much wind.

Sunday:  Cold, mostly dry

Staying fairly cloudy, but generally dry. Snow flurries may develop by afternoon, but not coming to much. Temperatures staying close to zero Celsius night and day.

Next Week:  Generally cold, snow at times

Temperatures may briefly lift a little early in the week, but only to around 4 or 5C at best. A front comes down from the north-west later Monday into Tuesday, giving an awkward mix of rain, sleet and snow at different elevations over the Peak District – one to keep an eye on.

By the second half of the week, an northeasterly pattern may well prevail, and things will stay cold, or become colder, with snow showers at times. Detail is elusive, but expect winter weather hazards to stay with us.

Indications onward into February involve ‘blocked’ weather patterns, which don’t easily allow mild Atlantic westerlies to return, instead favouring colder weather from the Arctic or Scandinavia.

Indications onward into February involve ‘blocked’ weather patterns, which don’t easily allow mild Atlantic westerlies to return, instead favouring colder weather from the Arctic or Scandinavia.

Winter has been kind so far, but it might start to feel like spring is a very long way away yet!

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