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Teesdale week's Forecast

Teesdale weekly forecast, issued Sunday 25th August, valid Wednesday 28th August until Sunday 1st September, next update by Sunday 1st.Cooler, showeryThe jetstream will be undulating again this week. It will gradually push cooler Atlantic air across Teesdale from the west. Mid-week could see a thundery battleground between the warm continental air and the cooler Atlantic variety. The cooler air will win the battle and bring us back to normal conditions with rain or showers by the end of the week. Winds will increase a little from the west also.This week's overall prediction for mid-Teesdale:- high 24°C (75°F), low 8°C (46°F) precipitation 10mm (0.4inch), sunshine 50hr, high gust 30mph. Risks:- flooding low, gale low, grass frost medium, fell-top snow none.Atlantic depressions will begin to push in from the west and replace the influence of the large European anticyclone to our east. The winds will veer from a warm south-easterly to a cooler south westerly midweek. It is during this transition that we will possibly have some thunder, but these storms can be quite localised. After this the Atlantic air will take hold and it will become noticeably cooler. There will be showers, heaviest in the upper dale, but these will be often light and short-lived in the lower dale. After the midweek frontal activity several of the computer models expect mostly dry conditions. Last week's weather:- Screen temperature 14.6°C (normally 14.3°C) High 24°C(75°F) Saturday. Low 8°C(46°F) Tuesday. Windiest 38mph Sunday 18th. Precipitation 14mm (norm 16mm). Sunshine 46hr (norm 32hr).The “Three fine days and a thunderstorm” description of our summer by King George II 300 years ago is coming true yet again this week. The pleasant Bank Holiday weather was most welcome, but by the time you read this article we should be back into normal Teesdale conditions.Ken Cook’s 12 hourly Teesdale forecasts, http:// www.kencook.magix.net



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