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Teesdale week's Forecast

Teesdale weekly forecast, issued Sunday 21st April, valid Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th April, next update by Sunday 28th.Cooler and breezy with showersThis week the jetstream is expected to dip southwards to the west of Ireland forming a trough across Biscay before it tracks back northwards over the North Sea. Within this trough Atlantic depressions will develop and their influence should be reaching us by midweek with increasing cloud and showers, some thundery. Winds will also pick up. This week's overall prediction for mid-Teesdale:- high 21°C (70°F), low 3°C (37°F) precipitation 25mm (1.0in), sunshine 50hr, high gust 40mph. Risks:- flooding low, gale low, grass frost medium, fell snow low.There will be a lot more moisture in the air this week as the Atlantic influence returns. This will be a blessing for many because there has been very little rain in our region since mid-March. By the weekend temperatures will struggle to reach double figures and it will feel cool as winds pick up. From Wednesday onwards it is expected to turn showery, but still with sunshine although some of the showers could be thundery. Winds will gradually veer from south-easterly round to south-westerly and increase bringing a noticeable wind chill.Last week's weather:- Screen temperature 8.4°C (normally 6.7°C) High 21°C(70°F) Saturday. Low -2°C(28°F) Sunday 14th. Windiest 27mph Monday. Precipitation 0mm (norm 15mm). Sunshine 51hr (norm 36hr).Last week’s fine spell was as expected with high pressure pulling in warm air from the continent. We managed our first 20°C over the weekend but, despite the media hype, this was not unusual and as recently as last year it came a day sooner. In spite of the warm days, temperatures fell quickly overnight under clear skies and light winds with a grass frost on most nights.Ken Cook’s 12 hourly Teesdale forecasts, http:// www.kencook.magix.net



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