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Teesdale week's Forecast

Teesdale weekly forecast, issued Sunday 11th November, valid Wednesday 14th November until Sunday 18th November, next update by Sunday 18th.Mild start, cooling down, often dryThe jetstream will begin to move north this week and should be well away from Teesdale by the weekend. This will allow high pressure to build from the nearby continent and put us into a southerly flow. It will often be dry with brightness, although the descending air could well trap murky skies in the dale at times. Towards the weekend the winds should back to south-easterly bringing in gradually cooler air from eastern Europe This week's overall prediction for mid-Teesdale:- high 13°C (55°F), low 2°C (35°F) precipitation 5mm (0.2in), sunshine 25hr, high gust 40mph. Risks:- flooding low, gale medium, ground frost medium, fell snow low.As the jet moves away northwards, so the high pressure across the near continent will begin to influence Teesdale more and more. It should be mostly dry but patches of fog and drizzle cannot be ruled out. The longer the winds from the south-east last, the cooler they will become and there is then the chance that they will pick up moisture from the North Sea and bring showers.Last week's weather:- Screen temperature 7.5°C (normally 5.2°C) High 11°C(52°F) Sunday 4th. Low 3°C(37°F) Thursday. Windiest 34mph Friday. Precipitation 14mm (norm 20mm). Sunshine 5hr (norm 18hr).The Met Office long range forecast is still going for a gradual cooling down by the end of the month and into December. Although not as accurate as the daily forecasts, this needs watching as temperatures are likely to be below average overall, with a marked increase in the likelihood and extent of frosts. These colder conditions will be accompanied by an increased chance of snow, particularly for our hills, during any spells of more unsettled weather.Ken Cook’s 12 hourly Teesdale forecasts, http:// www.kencook.magix.net



COPLEY CLIMATOLOGICAL STATION altitude 253metres(830feet) Met Office manned observing site.