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Week's Forecast

Teesdale weekly forecast, issued Sunday 21st May, valid Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th May, next update by Sunday 28th.Becoming fine and warm.The jetstream will weaken later this week. This will allow a fair weather high pressure system to build across Teesdale. However, until midweek the jet will be close-by, running from south-west to north-east bringing the trailing edges of weather fronts from low pressure systems crossing to the north of Scotland. After that the weather will improve, especially away from the east coast.This week's overall prediction for mid-Teesdale:- high 21°C (70°F), low 8°C (46°F) precipitation 5mm (0.2in), sunshine 70hr, high gust 30mph. Risks:- flooding low, gale low, frost low, fell snow low.Rainfall is expected to be low this week with some computer models showing none at all after midweek. The sunshine forecast for the week is also encouraging with up to 70 hours for the seven days. We could well have our first 20°C(68°F) of the year by Thursday which is around two weeks later than normal. The final 0°C(32°F) screen temperature of the winter and first 20°C(68°F) of the summer happen at roughly the same time every year in our region.Last week's weather:- Screen temperature 10.0°C (normally 9.7°C) High 16°C(61°F) Thursday. Low 0°C (32°F) Thursday. Windiest 31mph Tuesday. Precipitation 16mm (norm 12mm). Sunshine 29hr (norm 42hr).After a few cloudy days with showers early in the week, it is looking good for sunshine lovers this week. The forecasting problem this time is the position of the high. The east coast will be cooler with the chance of low cloud off the North Sea for much of the time but if the high shifts slightly north, any drift of air from the east will bring these conditions inland. Because of its orientation, Teesdale tends to strengthen south-easterly winds and pull the North Sea’s influence further up the dale. Ken Cook’s 12 hourly Teesdale forecasts, http:// www.kencook.magix.net



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